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GCPD: The Blue Wall #6 (of 6)

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Based on 3 critic ratings.

With Gotham City in a state of panic over the recent murders and the GCPD buckling under the weight of the department’s connection to the crimes, can Police Commissioner Renee Montoya restore peace without crossing the line herself? What price is she willing to pay in order to do what is right?

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30 pages
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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 80

    Geek Dad

    The conclusion of this grim police thriller finds Renee Montoya forced to put aside her grief and make one last attempt to bring Danny Ortega in alive. The rookie officer, pushed beyond his limit by the racism he encountered, has begun a massacre of police officers and their families. While his fall from grace was oddly fast, he has turned into a terrifying antagonist—and now, the entire GCPD is out for his blood, with many of them saying things that prove him right. Ortega’s father is determined to protect him, and the two other young officers, Park and Wells, have complicated feelings about their fellow rookie. That leaves it to Montoya to take the starring role, and that’s both the biggest strength and biggest weakness of this series. Renee took over, with this series often feeling like a continuation of the work done with her almost twenty years ago in Gotham Central. But that left the young officers, set up as the lead characters, feeling like side stories in their own book. It ultimately turned out to be a bleak but compelling story of just how hard it is to change a corrupt system.

  • 80

    GCPD: The Blue Wall ends on a somber note, with Renee confronting the person who killed her brother and future sister-in-law and also her own failures. While this series was uneven at times, I did enjoy that the comic ultimately tried to portray the GCPD institution as fundamentally flawed while also showing the struggles of trying to reform it within. A more definitive answer about law enforcement reform probably would have felt falsely earned with this comic, but the creative team definitely seems to understand that not even a fictional police department can fix its institutional issues in a few weeks or months, even with a few good superheroes at the helm.

  • 50


    I think I appreciate this series a little more, knowing how it ends, but I’m still not really into it. I’m glad that Montoya gets to deal with her personal issues and the situation as a whole, even if she doesn’t completely resolve them. I also think this issue gives us the best art from Raffaele so far. However, seeing as the previous issues mostly weren’t working for me, I can’t really recommend this final issue, either.

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