A high-profile criminal operation is foiled by the GCPD, and in the eyes of Commissioner Renee Montoya, there’s only one suspect worth investigating: the murderous gangster known as Two-Face. But every report appears to show that Harvey is back on the straight and narrow. Is the duplicitous former villain once again leading a double life? Or are ghosts from Renee’s past influencing her objective judgment?
Get Your Comic OnMuch like the old police shows I used to watch but with the added benefit of being based in Gotham, a fantastic overall book giving a fresh look at the dark world we love.
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Graphic PolicyGCPD: The Blue Wall #3 is John Ridley at his best for storytelling. It delivers a complicated, character driven story, that is full of uneasy answers. It isn't afraid to delve into issues that are realistic and dealt with every day, spotlighting the dirt of society. It's a fantastic adult take on the superhero universe showing Ridley continues to be a voice comics needs.
Geek DadAs we get deeper into the world of the GCPD, it becomes clear that none of the three young officers are finding their footing. (...) The three main officers didn’t turn out to be quite as compelling as I was hoping, at least not in this issue, but this is really Renee’s story and this run is a well-done sequel to Gotham Central—something fans have been a long time for.
ComicBook.comThe Blue Wall picks up on Renee Montoya's obsessive pursuit of Two-Face, who she links to a high-tech crime on without evidence. The focus on Montoya, who has spent years rebuilding her life from Two-Face's obsession with her, is compelling and interesting, especially as she pushes her fellow cops away with potentially harmful consequences. Meanwhile, the trio of rookie cops all face their own struggles dealing with a corrupt and insular institution that seems as much about providing cops with careers as it is protecting the city. This is still a weird comic, but it's finding its footing more and leaning more into the "Gotham" of the GCPD.
Batman-NewsI don't like how static this issue is; I think the various themes are fighting for dominance instead of complementing each other; and I think that the art looks kind of rushed. I'm crossing my fingers that the second half of this storyline will pick up, but as it stands I can't recommend this issue. Its biggest offense is simply that it's kind of boring.