Friday, September 21, 2012

Manhunter Moves to Gotham

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"Manhunter Moves to Gotham" from Batman: Streets of Gotham #1 (DC, 2009) by Marc Andreyko, Georges Jeanty and Karl Story

The Batman stories in Streets of Gotham didn't do much for me. Early issues by Paul Dini were a major disappointment, and tone deaf to its own disturbing sexual elements (the less said...). I liked the idea of a character that built and outfitted Gotham's loony villains' whacky HQs, but otherwise, DC kept me reading by putting Kate Spencer, Manhunter in the book's back-up. I'll talk more about Manhunter when (if?) I get to the letter "M", but I don't think I was the only Manhunter fan who bit the bullet and tolerated the Batman stuff for the sake of those shorter Manhunter installments.

2 comments:

  1. Heh. No, you're not the only one, who preferred the back-up story. Heck I only bought that gawdawful Spectre book, because of the Doctor Thirteen back-up...which was fabulous.

    But man, I do miss Kate.

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  2. @Sally, same here. But who knew it would be collected as a trade? I own the trade and old Mr. Recycler got the originals.

    @Siskoid, were there enough issues for a trade? In a perfect world, she is around in the new52, somewhere, and would show up in Batwoman. Certainly not Birds of Prey. I own all the MANHUNTER trades, but gave the original issues to a friend whose teenage kid cannot afford comics. My favorite issue, by far, was the one that dealt with the origin of her costume.

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