Friday, September 21, 2012

Manhunter Moves to Gotham

"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.


  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.

  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.