Tuesday, May 24, 2011
An Interesting Opening Issue--Batman: Gates of Gotham #1
A new Batman-related mini-series involving the history of Gotham city along with the Wayne families and other famous individuals who helped build Gotham up into the crime-ridden place it is today. The driving issue is a mystery, and if that mystery weren't interesting this would be a miserable comic, but my curiousity is piqued, so that mission was accomplished. How was the overall writing and art though? You know the drill by now (and if you don't, click the cut)
Scott Snyder is doing a dynamite job over on Detective Comics, and this comic involves both various Bat-characters and what seems to be a dark secret in the city of Gotham, so why does the art look almost like it is a scene from an animated cartoon, and why is it so snazzy that I don't mind? Really, this Kyle Higgins fellow turns in some stuff that just looks great, as if it were individual cells from some Batman television series, and this makes the action scenes flow quite well as you can imagine. So, you've got some great writing and some great art, but just what is the comic about? Well, I think it is something to do with bridges and a secret history. Yeah.
4 out of 5 stars.