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GCPD: The Blue Wall #5 (of 6)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 3 critic ratings.

Life has a way of slipping through our fingers when we least expect it to.

It’s happened to GCPD Commissioner Renee Montoya before, and despite everything she’s fought for, it’s happened again.

A domino has been tipped, and Renee is about to go through her most harrowing test yet.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
26 pages
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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Get Your Comic On

    A series that I am fully invested in, a series that has been one of the most gripping I have read in recent times one day I would love to see this series come alive on the screen it seems it would be a perfect fit as a series on the streaming services. A great book that keeps getting better, I can’t wait for the final issue.

  • 100

    When DC announced that John Ridley was writing a cop comic, I thought that it would focus on the inequities built into law enforcement and its desire to protect the police over the public. It took a few issues, but The Blue Wall is finally that comic. At times, this comic has been frustrating and meandering, but it really delivered a powerful issue with issue #5, as we see how the GCPD corrupts even the “good cops” who try to make a difference in the system. I’m glad that The Blue Wall finally lived up to its potential, because this is a comic that I’ll be thinking about for a while.

  • 70

    Geek Dad

    Last issue threw the concept of this series for a loop when Officer Danny Ortega, pushed too far by racist fellow officers and an uncaring system, snapped and embarked on a murder spree—starting with Renee Montoya’s brother and his fiancee. With her last remaining family dead, Renee starts to spiral as Ortega begins to hunt down other agents of the police. As his fellow rookies try to find him before it’s too late, Renee hits rock bottom and considers making some choices she vowed to never make again. There are some good things here—particularly the characterization of Two-Face, continuing the more nuanced portrayal Ram V was giving him. However, Ortega’s characterization remains fairly weak, while this story mostly seems to be breaking Renee down and undoing much of the progress she made over the years. It’s just so relentlessly bleak it’s hard to really enjoy.

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