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Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham #2 (of 4)

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

“A devil cub falls to earth and breaks its wing…”

In the unmissable second installment of acclaimed storyteller Rafael Grampá’s masterpiece, the skies over Gotham grow darker still.

To decide to kill your past is one thing, but actually doing it proves to be more fraught a road than Batman ever expected… especially when that very same past grows more tightly woven into his current case with every new clue he uncovers.

And the closer Batman gets to the truth, the clearer it becomes that his real enemy’s power runs much deeper than just puppeteering a few costumed criminals… to the very heart of Gotham City itself!

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
56 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CN8YGYLK

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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Comic Watch

    This issue is not for the faint of heart but for those willing to dive into it, they are certainly in for an exciting new tale. Grampa is definitely on his way to cement a bold new version of Batman that is not only worth checking out, but will set a high standard for other elseworld tales.

  • 80

    Geek Dad

    This version of Batman sort of lives down to all the bad hot takes about him being a mentally ill rich dude who beats up the poor, and the story doesn’t quite live up to the brilliant art for me.

  • 80

    Batman-News

    Gramp is incredibly talented at creating a distinct textured world for his story. The backgrounds, creative perspectives, and small details bless the project with a dreary tone. Unfortunately, I loathe this version of Batman. In this universe, Batman is a selfish, petulant brute with no self awareness. When measured against Alfred’s patience and Gordon’s humility, Bruce Wayne comes off as a smug brat with a lot to learn. Hopefully, Nia Garcia and the subplot of inequality positively affects the character. Otherwise, this mystery and it’s colorful batch of killers is a satisfying noir with some curious twists and turns.

  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    Much of Gargoyle of Gotham #2 is dedicated to laying out the tensions and clues of a larger mystery and leaves readers to contemplate many sequences and how they may fit together. It’s a tantalizing set of circumstances grounded in Gramp’s outstanding action sequences and moody splashes.

  • 70

    Dark Knight News

    Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham #2 has riveting moments when it focuses on the disturbing, new take on Bruce Wayne and the serial killings. The frightening art also makes this an ominous reading experience. However, the odd class warfare plot and the unrealized potential of the series’ premise make for a slightly uneven read.

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