My Rating: 4 Stars
I was a bit reluctant to request this comic. I’m from the 90s and I’ve read my fair share of comics both DC and Marvel but I have to admit that I really enjoyed the dark reality of I Am Gotham.
I don’t want to spoiler the story so I’ll try not to reveal too much. When a plane flying over Gotham is suddenly hit by a missile, Batman does everything in his power to save the lives of all its passengers. When hope seems lost, two mysterious heroes show up and save the day. Who are they? Two newbies called Gotham and Gotham girl with good intentions but with lack of experience in the crime-fighting business.
The first thing I noticed was the new persona of the Bat. Away with the secretive, cold and seemly detached character to a more openly caring man that has no problem in talking about his troubled past. His relationship with Alfred was always something I appreciated in the previous Batman comics, but on this one I could actually see and feel their unique relationship. It’s impossible not to like Alfred, without him, there would be no Batman for sure.
I would have enjoyed seeing more of Hugo Strange and the Psycho Pirate, to get a little more detail on them. I think they are characters that have potential to be something great in the future.
Like I mentioned before, I really enjoyed the dark Gotham feel in the comic. It’s just how it’s supposed to be: a city drowning in injustice and corruption where the rich and powerful enjoy breaking the rules and the poor live in fear of tomorrow.
The art is incredible: the details, the character’s expressions and the colours bring everything together very nicely. Definitely brought back memories to when I was younger.
I really enjoyed this Rebirth comic and I’ll definitely be on the look-out for future volumes, not just of Batman but other heroes as well!
Thank you NetGalley, the publisher DC Comics and the author for allowing me to read and review a digital copy of this book.
Hope you find an idea for your next reading here.