Art By: Juan Ferreyra
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: August 26, 2015
TV Will Rot Your Brain
In the end, Dr. Tarr is affected by the broadcasters and begins to feel the rage, but before he can act on it, the broadcasters seem like they can't control their rage either and before they kill one another, we see that they're joined at the hip and have become some kind of monster since they sold their souls for fame and influence. Now that the threat is over, Dr. Tarr goes out and meets Corrigan and we see that our old friends the black flowers have made their return, but for some reason they're growing all around where Corrigan was sitting. As the issue closes our team head back to the office to figure out what the black flowers are warning them about, only to find Rook and his partner waiting for them with a warrant.
That's it for this issue of Gotham By Midnight and while I still like this series, it does come off boring at times, especially when we have this monster of the week story that either resolves itself like it did here or is simply defeated by the many appearances of The Spectre. Now I love monsters and the supernatural and even though it's the driving force behind this team and this series, it's just becoming less and less interesting when we have our team going through the continued grief of Sister Justine's death and Internal Affairs breathing down their necks. That's the story that I want to see and it's being pushed to the back burner so these supernatural tales that aren't that interesting can be told. You can say that the one story drives the other, but since the majority of these monsters are once and done stories, I would kind of like to have an issue that deals more with the people and less on what they're up against. Like I said though, I still like this series and the creative team behind it, it's just getting a bit redundant.
Bits and Pieces:
Not a lot new on the Gotham By Midnight front. A supernatural menace appears and our team takes it out, but we do have an interesting development with how our team will proceed in the future now that Internal Affairs is poking around and I hope that we deal more with that story than constantly forcing a monster of the week scenario. While you might get a "been there, done that" feel from this book, its' still enjoyable and the art continues to be great.