Officer Danny Ortega was always at the top of his class at the academy – but nothing could have prepared him for what it actually takes to be a cop in Gotham City.
Ortega is ready to make a dramatic choice about his future with the blue wall… until one traumatic incident on the streets of Gotham changes everything.
Get Your Comic OnA definite 5⭐️ score in fact if we had more to give I definitely would, this is some of Ridley’s finest work and I have a feeling this story has only just begun, big things are about to happen in Gotham.
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Graphic PolicyGCPD: The Blue Wall #4 is a pretty big shift as to where the series is going. It’s gone from beating these characters down to action being taken, a more traditional action we’d expect in a Batman comic. Where the team takes it all should be interesting but this issue’s ending definitely delivered a surprise.
Geek DadThis has been an intriguing miniseries, following three diverse young officers as they settle into the police force. While Wells washed out and a tragic series of events led Park to be demoted, Ortega battled against racism before shooting a perp in a robbery/murder and seemingly winning the respect of his unit—or so it appeared, before a gut punch of a twist. While these three are the focus, Renee Montoya often feels like the main character. This issue follows her healing relationship with her brother and her battle to stay on the wagon. The story often feels like it’s testing her, but for most of the issue it does feel like a positive corner is being turned. Then the story takes such a dark, absurd turn out of nowhere that it lost me, as one character who seemed to be beginning a dark turn goes from zero to 99 in five seconds, essentially making them irredeemable out of nowhere, and I’m not sure it means anything good for another character’s years of development.
Batman-NewsAside from the plot twist at the end, this comic does nothing for me, and even the plot twist seems kind of fabricated and uncharacteristic. I see plenty of potential in this title, but the execution is not up to par. I still can’t recommend this book. I wish I could.
ComicBook.comGCPD: The Blue Wall reveals its bad guy, and honestly I think that it'll be a controversial one. Without delving too deeply into spoilers, the GCPD has radicalized one of their own, only this character was radicalized by the institution's uncaring attitude towards racism, corruption, and the human condition. It feels really weird at best, and tone deaf at worst. This comic is trying to take a long hard look at being a cop, but it ended up going off the deep end into something that's just... implausible at best.