Monday, November 4, 2013

Re-Reading Gotham Central or "Batman is a huge jerk and we cops can do our job."

 I am re-reading Gotham Central by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka. I am greatly enjoying it. The book has a 90's Homicide: Life on the Streets feel to it that never gets old for me. The best thing about re-reads is that it can reaffirm your love. I believe there is always a doubt that some things won't hold up no matter how much you loved them initially. Thank Yezzus, that wasn't true this time. I finished the first two story-lines (that had little to do with Renee Montoya) and I still read Batman's voice in a douche gravel voice. He really does come off as a jerk in this. I love it. I will officially always love it. 
I really needed this re-read because DC Comics pissed me off with the New 52. Hard. I stopped defending it months ago. I still have love for Gail Simone and Batgirl but I just...I'm just going to keep re-reading.