“Gotham Central Review Issues 1 – 10” – Zero Year E04
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Derek and John return for Zero Year, Episode 4 of Gotham TV Podcast, with a review of the first 10 issues of the 40 issue comic series “Gotham Central” by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark.
We begin by discussing some of the news that has come out since the last episode.
⦁ DC have begun their celebrations of Batman’s 75th Year in comics. We discuss what this means to us and the sad news of the death of Lorenzo Semple Junior, one of the creators of the 60s Batman series. You can check out DC’s official #Batman75 website here.
⦁ The creator of the Batman Animated Series, Bruce Timms, has released his animated short tribute to Batman at 75 “Strange Days”. Check out his two minute celebration here.
⦁ Warner Brothers Games Montreal will be releasing the first and only one player Downloadable content for Batman Arkham Origins on the PC, Playstation 3 and XBox 360. The Mr. Freeze centric add on “Cold, Cold Heart” will be released in the US on the 22nd of April and the UK on the 23rd of April. Check out the trailer here.
⦁ In other gaming news the Playstation Vita game Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate has been remastered and re-released for download on the Playstation 3 and XBox 360.
⦁ We discuss how our predictions of the release of the official cast photos by Gotham turned out. *spoilers* not great.
Gotham Central Review
The full comic series “Gotham Central” looks at the Gotham City Police Department and the difficulties and challenges faced by its detectives at work and on the streets fighting crime in Gotham City. The shadow of the Batman and his foes hang heavy over the officers of the Major Crimes Unit.
In this fourth podcast we review the first three story arcs of the Gotham Central series that include “In the Line of Duty” (issues #1-2), “Motive” (issues #3-5) and “Half a Life” (issues #6-10). The review is full of spoilers so if you haven’t read the comics, grab a copy from your local comic book shop or you can read it digitally at Comixology and join us. Let us know your opinion on the story and we’ll discuss any feedback on the next episode.
As always thanks for listening. Next time we will be talking about the next three arcs of the “Gotham Central” series (issues #11-18). Get reading and we’ll talk to you in two weeks.
Genres: TV, Comics, Fantasy, Crime, Batman, Drama, Operatic Soap, DC
Date recorded: 11/04/2014
Date published: 16/04/2014
MP3, 121 mins, 128kbps, 74 MB