I enjoyed the first 28 issues of Gotham Central so much that I couldn’t stop, and had to finish the 40 issue series. I really love this series. I’m not going to give any storylines or plot twists away because I really couldn’t recommend a series any higher than this one.

It is available in 4 Trade Paperbacks and also Hardcover editions, and now an Omnibus. You can probably pick up the entire run, as I did for $2 or $3 each if you want the series in it’s original form.

Issues 29-40 are not illustrated by Michael Lark. The first three are penciled by Stefano Gaudiano and inked by Kano. After that Kano does the penciling and Gaudiano goes back to inking, with a couple of fill in issues by Steve Lieber. This does help keep the feel of continuity going with the departure of Michael Lark and even though it was not quite as polished it was still very good storytelling. Michael Lark is a tough act to follow.

There are a few great multi-story arcs that kept me wanting to read more as Rucka and Brubaker again finish the series off either jointly or separately.

So if you are looking for something different, this is a great place to turn. Real human characters with interesting relationships all set in the fantastical world of the Batman! I can’t recall another series with this many characters all intersecting together in overarching story lines in a 40 issue run.

A truly Fantastic Series in whatever format you decide to read it in.

It is that time of the season where this would make for a great gift giving idea.

Another great gift idea (shameless self promotion) is the Digital Download of my original graphic novel Splashdown! I want to thank all of you who have supported me on this and for all of you sitting on the fence, I have made it available for a limited time only for $1.99 at comicdenn.com.

Simply enter (in all CAPS) the word GRACE in the Promo Code box when checking out and you will be charged $1.99. That’s a 97 page story and a mitt full of a gallery of pencil pages┬áto enjoy while roasting chestnuts on the open fire!

Until next time, Continued Happy Collecting!