This week, we take a look at DC’s Gotham Central. A criminally underrated police procedural from Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, and Michael Lark, the short-lived series gave readers an inside look at what it was like to be a member of the Gotham City Police Department.
GOTHAM CENTRAL, VOL. 1: IN THE LINE OF DUTY
Written by GREG RUCKA and ED BRUBAKER
Art by MICHAEL LARK
I love just about every single thing about this book. It’s written by two of my all-time favorite writers, Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker. It’s drawn fantastically by Michael Lark. It’s a police procedural. It’s set in Gotham City. When factors like these combine to create a comic as incredible as this, it’s as if the stars in the heavens above have aligned. Seriously though, Gotham Central is the most unique take on life in Gotham City that I’ve ever seen, and you’d be remiss in not checking it out.
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Written by: Luke Brown
Edited by: Mike Sadorf
Effects by: Paul Ritchey
Shot by: Tim Frisch