GOTHAM CENTRAL BOOK ONE: IN THE LINE OF DUTY
“This Greg Rucka/Ed Brubaker/Michael Lark monthly comic was short-lived but absolutely fantastic.”--Entertainment Weekly
“A police procedural set in one of DC Comics' most famous cities, Gotham Central had a critically praised, 40-issue run authored by two of the greatest authors of crime stories in the comics industry. Like Law & Order with the occasional cameo from costumed heroes and villains, the series put the focus on the daily events transpiring in the lives of the police officers and how the unique stress of their careers affects them and everyone around them.”—IFC.com
“Outstanding…a deft mash-up of the super-hero saga and police procedural.”—Booklist
It's not easy being a cop in Gotham City. Not only must you deal with the violence and corruption of the world's most notoriously crime-infested city catering to some of the most insane and homicidal criminals, but you also have to deal with a vigilante who's hell-bent on playing by his own rules.
Gotham's Finest work around the clock cleaning up after the mess left behind from Batman's one-man war against crime. But when one of the GCPD's own is killed by Mister Freeze, the squad is in a race against time to bring him in without the help fo the Dark Knight. Plus, Police Detective Renee Montoya is “outed” as a lesbian, and finds her work environment and personal life turned upside down. Unfortunately for her, things only become more complicated when she is kidnapped by Two-Face.
The multiple award-winning GOTHAM CENTRAL series is brought to you by acclaimed writers Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka, with artist Michael Lark.
About the Authors:
Ed Brubaker is an Eisner Award-winning American cartoonist and writer. He was born at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Brubaker is best known for his work as a comic book writer on such titles as BATMAN, Daredevil, Captain America, Iron Fist, CATWOMAN, GOTHAM CENTRAL, SLEEPER, Uncanny X-Men and X-Men: Deadly Genesis, and THE AUTHORITY, and for helping to revive the crime comics genre.
Greg Rucka is an American comic book writer and novelist, known for his work on comics such as GOTHAM CENTRAL, ACTION COMICS, BATWOMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS, and the miniseries SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON for DC Comics, as well as novels such as his Queen & Country series.
GOTHAM CENTRAL 2003