Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SPOILERS: Gotham by Midnight #3

I don't know about you, but creepy tentacle monsters aren't exactly providing much of a reason for this booking having to do anything with Gotham, and my patience is starting to run a bit thin.

The Spoilers:

So there's that little girl who freaked the fuck out last issue, and now she's being kept under medical observation, where it's discovered her "shadow" is some sentient creature which Corrigan is called in to deal with.

And they do... The thing starts freaking out and starts spreading through the hospital killing those it touches. The Doctor who works with Corrigan is able to stop it a bit by attempting to communicate with it in what little of the language from last issue he's deciphered. The creature says some stuff that no one understands along with the word "Gotham" and that's about it. Det. Lisa Drake manages to get rid of it by setting it on fire with light or something. That particular creature was just the first of whatever the big tentacle thing is... I don't know.

Then there was a flashback of how Drake came to work with Corrigan. She's got some weird screaming ability or something... Remember how Black Canary's surname was Drake at one point? I don't know, that may be a thing? Related? 


The Opinion: 

Sigh. I don't really have a new opinion on this issue. It's the same thing as the last two issues, art fits the tone of the story perfectly, but so far "Gotham" is nothing but a word for marketing purposes. The title has once again failed to establish why this book is set in Gotham other than random shadow monster using the word "Gotham." As of right now you could set this book in any other city, real or fictional, and it'd be the same story, which is a problem. If you're going to call something Gotham whatever, then damn it, give us Gotham. I came into this book with the faith that it'd somehow spur some interest in me, given I have no real feelings towards the character of Corrigan, and I've yet to have that faith rewarded. I'm giving this one until March to prove why I should keep spending my money on it.

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