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Gotham City: Year One (2022-) #1

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Despite her calm demeanor, there is a righteous fury that exudes from her has she talks about the ways Richard treated her.

Constance reaches out to Slam to try and get him to help raise the boy so that he doesn’t do something stupid like “march down some alley at night”. I might have enjoyed this more if I hadn't just read King's noirish treatment of the Human Target recently, but my biggest problem is the stupidity of pairing a trigger warning with grawlix. There are some weird race-related elements that hurt the final issue, but this was a rewarding ending to the series. Slam gets hired to handle the ransom exchange for the kidnapping of the Wayne's baby daughter, and much like the real life Lindbergh kidnapping things get more complicated from there. Superstar creators Tom King and Phil Hester team up for the first time to tell the definitive origin of Gotham City: how it became the cesspool of violence and corruption it is today, and how it harbored and then unleashed the sin that led to the rise of the Dark Knight.

Slam Bradley has been one step behind the kidnappers the entire time… can he turn the tables in time to save the infant heiress to the Wayne fortune? Richard’s chemical plant which he fought so hard for later falls into a state of decay and becomes the Ace Chemical where Joker would be born.

King and Hester, along with Eric Gapstur, Jordie Bellaire and Clayton Cowles, launch Gotham City: Year One on October 4. Hester and Gapstur, on the other hand, give their all with moody, dramatic shadows for the full detective noir treatment.Regardless of who he is, Bradley finds himself dropped into the midst of a kidnapping plot that kicks off with echoes of the Lindbergh baby snatch. I was expecting it to be set during the establishment of Gotham and probably have some more mystical aspects mixed in, like Dark Knight, Dark City. What’s revealed is that Tom King went a step further and created a metaphorical, if not literal predecessor to Batman in Richard Wayne. And having ranted, do I now find myself in a similar situation by using "N-word" and "fuck" in the same paragraph? The story of its fall from grace, the legend that would birth the Bat, has remained untold for 80 years.

I'm glad Tom King isn't dragging things out like he does many times, but I felt like he jumped right in too fast this time. Sam Bradly is an old man in a hospital room, presumably on his deathbed, who retells the part he played in an ugly time in Gotham's history to the Dark Knight. Una historia sobre el pasado de la familia Wayne donde un joven Bradley, se enfrenta al secuestro del bebé de Richard y Constantine Wayne en un ambiente clásico de novela negra policíaca.Slam Bradley, no matter how his character is modified in this series, that modification doesn't really change anything, even though it really should. Set two generations before Batman's birth, the series will focus on Slam Bradley as he investigates the disappearance of a Wayne member. Esse quadrinho me fez ficar grudado nele até eu entender todos os mistérios que ele estabelece e desbarata até a última página, mas também acaba deixando alguns na incumbência do leitor. It’s a time period with the potential to offer a interesting look at an as of yet unexplored part of Gotham’s history that could give context to Batman’s crusade. Plenty of people talk about revitalizing of “slums” and improving the city, but the people who live in those neighborhoods are an afterthought at best and something to be dealt with at worst.

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