Alright, so this week is kind of a small week because of Labor Day. But that does not mean we do not have any comics. Kind of short of things coming out, but let's run through what we do have.
Gotham Central-Volume 2: Jokers and Madmen
Finally, Volume 2 of one of the greatest Batman series is released. Not only are we getting work from greats such as Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker, but in hardcover form nonetheless. Gotham Central was a series that focused around the GCPD more than Batman. It told the stories of how the police in Gotham dealt with the crazy villains. In gave an unique view into stories that were never told from that perspective. Everyone has seen Batman cart away the Joker, but how does someone who doesn't have the training the Batman has deal with the eccentric people that plague Gotham. Now personally, I own the entire series and it is a great read. As mentioned before in past posts, I do not buy TPB's. So this will be no exception. But my advice to you, is that if you do not own the series, you should fork out the money and BUY IT.
Red Robin #4
I don't want this to turn into a rant, so I will keep this short. Despite the crazy non-linear story-telling and the art that seems to change between whether or not Tim is wearing the costume, I still have to find out what is going on. I was a fan of this book since issue one, but this issue might be the breaking point. This is the final issue of the story arc and hopefully some questions get resolved. What was in the box that Tim had to steal from the museum? Why did they show the assassin being killed at the hearing in DC? Why is Ra's so obsessed with working with Tim? It seems to me that Chris Yost is starting something that may or may not fulfill all of our questions. This book will be the last time I say BUY IT, unless we get some answers.
So despite being a smaller week for releases, there are still things worth picking up. Some other things worth reading if you need more to read are Wednesday Comics #10 and Blackest Night: Batman #2. If you have not been following Dark Knight Dave's posts about Batman and Blackest Night, well simply put, you should be. Another book that I have found myself reading month after month is Secret Six. Gail Simone knows how to get people interested. Ever since the crossover issue back in May, I have been hooked. So take this week to check out some of the other books out in the DC Universe. And remember, go support your local comic shop.
Posted by Dustin