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Gotham City Garage #1 Review

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Gotham City Garage #1 Review

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After seeing the Gotham Garage inspired statues at SDCC 2017, (DC Collectibles Gotham City Garage: Harley Quinn Statue and for the high rollers, DC Comics : Gotham City Garage Statue Catwoman) I was sold. The style was so cool and the idea behind it even cooler. Enter the comic that drops this week, set in a mysterious future where Lex has taken over and the idea of heroes is just myth. If only a hero could rise up…

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So what’s it about?

The official summary reads:

It’s been decades since Governor Lex Luthor turned Gotham into utopia–into the Garden–saving his people from the wasteland. But his city isn’t paradise for everyone, and Kara Gordon is about to discover why.

Why does this matter?

Think Blade Runner with superheroes, with a plot that drops you into a new futuristic DCU with more questions than answers. Now add in a spunky heroine and you’ve got a story worth reading!

Fine, you have my attention. What’s good about it?

Gotham City Garage #1 Review
This isn’t justice!

This digital first series opens with quite a well written and paced issue. Introducing a world where Lex Luthor shaped everything, readers are introduced to a female protagonist who is likeable, smart, and caring. It appears citizens are doped up like in Huxley’s Brave New World so as to cause less trouble with robot (or are they cyborg?) Batman police hovering everywhere to prevent crimes. It’s a healthy, happy, and safe world, but at what cost? Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing keep the pace moving, but pack a lot of backstory and character work into these 9 or so pages.

The series also sticks in a bunch of fun versions of DCU characters we know and love. The cover is certainly telling in that regard! This is the future though, so expect to be thinking fast on your feet to figure out who people are and what exactly could be going on. Simply put, this issue will hook you if you let it and you’ll be dying to know why the world is as it is and rooting for heroes to rise up again.

Brian Ching draws this issue and gives it a detailed look with a bit of grit. The design of the Batman police/soldiers/robots are pretty cool and they have a creepy glow to their eyes (colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick) that make them rather scary. There’s certainly a Robocop vibe to their design which further gives this book a futuristic look.

Gotham City Garage #1 Review
The new world order.

It can’t be perfect can it?

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Since the pace is so fast you’ll be unsure who the protagonist is and you’ll be hard pressed to care much for her father who pops into the story. This is the type of book that’s all about discovery and it nails that, but so far there’s little to go on.

Is It Good?

A sharp and fast paced science fiction story about a world where heroes are gone. Read it for a fun slant on the DCU with a whole lot of discovery in store for you.

Gotham City Garage #1 Review
Gotham City Garage #1
Is it good?
A fun and fast paced first issue.
Action packed, fast paced, and great at getting inside the protagonists head
Strong art that gives the future perfect world a bit of grit
It's short and fast paced which leaves you not knowing a ton
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