19 thoughts on “Batman: City of Crime by David Lapham

  1. Wow, this one sounds really good! I love the storyline, especially the fact about him being guilt ridden with his inaction (and honestly he should be…jeezz…not responding to something like that, what’s up with the Bat?😂). Seriously though, this is one heck of a cool sounding story, and despite some flaws that you mentioned, your review has made me quite excited for this one…the art looks terrific too! Sounds like another winner Lashaan…just like your review!😃

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    1. It was such an unexpected event where he didn’t see the cry for help at all hahaha At least it forced him to realize that sometimes even Batman has it tough and can’t save everyone. 😮 I was quite impressed by this one. A truly unexpected gritty classic story for Batman fans to revisit! Thanks for reading, my friend! 😀

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  2. Ooh, I’ve heard about this and had it on my radar and glad to hear it has your seal of approval my friend! One for the list for sure, might make for good autumnal reading (well, lets face it, a lot of Batman stories do)…quite like the art style given the tone of the book, seems like a great match!

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    1. Yep, they often are perfect for autumnal reads hahaha I’m glad to have gotten to check this one out though. It feels like a nice throwback to those days when a storyarc would last over 10 issues and be consistent artwise hahaha I hope you get to discover it for yourself soon, my friend! Thanks for reading, Chris! 😀

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  3. Lots of atmosphere in this one then!!! Lashaan I have a book for you to read or even better listen to: The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune! I had a blast listening to it and thought about you so many times as the topic is “Super heroes” are among us. I laughed…so many times!!

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  4. What happened to issues 809 and 810? Were they a different story arc? Great review, sounds like a good read, and the artwork looks nice and gritty, appropriate for darker tales.

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    1. Yep, 809 was the beginning of the War Games story-arc, as they alternated each issue with the Batman series! 😀 Yep, the overall tone and concept was clear from the beginning and I’m glad that they stuck to it till the end. It was original! Thanks for reading, Todd! 😀

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  5. This sounds like such a fascinating story. I love it when Batman gets to showcase his detective skills, but adding Wayne’s struggle with guilt over ignoring a girls cry for help add that psychological element that gives that insight into the character. The personification of Gotham sounds fascinating and it makes it seem like Gotham becomes a character in itself. 😀

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    1. Same here. It’s refreshing to see writers explore his much more hands-on detective work, especially when the issues were published in Detective Comics comic book series hahah And yes, absolutely. Making Gotham a character was excellent. Thanks for reading, Lois! 🙂

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