In exciting comic book news, DC Comics is set to release an 800-page hardcover Gotham Central Omnibus next May. Solicitations indicate that the price for all 40 issues of the well-loved series will be about $100.00 US ($112 in Canada), which is a pretty great price for the quantity -- and quality -- of story consumers will get for their money.
The series was created by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, and Michael Lark and follows the professional and personal lives of Gotham City Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit. It focuses on the events that happen when Batman is busy doing other things and won both an Eisner Award and a Harvey Award during its three year run.
Gotham Central featured the critically acclaimed and fan-favourite arc “Half A Life”, in which Two-Face outs GCPD Detective Renee Montoya with devastating consequences. Read the full solicitation below:
Title: Gotham Central Omnibus
Writers: Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka
Artist: Michael Lark
On Sale: May 10, 2016
Summary: Gotham City: a town teeming with corrupt cops, ruthless crime lords, petty thieves…and just a small handful that would oppose them. Grizzled veteran Harvey Bullock, Captain Maggie Sawyer, Detective Renee Montoya and the GCPD are the law force that stands between order and complete anarchy. Gotham’s Finest work around the clock to not only keep the world’s most psychotic criminals off the street…but also cleaning up the mess left behind by Batman’s one-man war on crime.
Written by critically acclaimed authors Ed Brubaker (Captain America) and Greg Rucka (52, Detective Comics), this Eisner Award-winning series follows the detectives of Gotham City’s Special Crimes Unit as they navigate against the city’s greatest villains – in the shadow of Batman himself. This Eisner Award-winning series is now available in its entirety in this Omnibus edition. Collects issues #1-40.
Brubaker is currently writing the amazing series Velvet, a spy/noir comic featuring an administrative assistant who isn’t all that she seems. Rucka and Lark have teamed up once more for the dystopian series Lazarus, set in a futuristic society where all the world’s wealth is divided amongst 16 families.
Fans of Fox TV's Gotham, detective shows, or comic books in general should check out Gotham Central – Brubaker, Rucka, and Lark have crafted a story appeals to nearly everyone.