The world of the supernatural opens up again with DC Comics' latest issue of Gotham by Midnight. When costumed criminals, crime bosses, and gang wars wage war on the darkened city streets, that's a job for Batman. Whenever something paranormal happens or users of occult powers rear their ugly heads, Commissioner Gordon knows it’s time to call in Jim Corrigan (aka The Spectre) and his Midnight Shift.
In Gotham by Midnight #8, two of the city’s top news anchors seem to be swaying the minds of the public with sinister supernatural intentions. What sort of evil have they aligned themselves with?
Writer Guy Fawkes continues to deliver short and sick tales that leave a lasting impression on audiences. Sometimes the stories almost seem too simple, though. I get to the end and think, "That's it?"
There's nothing wrong with artist Juan Ferreyra abilities. He magnificently throws himself fully into the job of illustrating Fawkes' script. However, I always find myself wishing Ben Templesmith was still working on the series. It's just this nagging feeling I get after being spoiled by his work on the first few issues.
Issue #8 of Gotham by Midnight is rated T+ for Teen Plus. The content teeters somewhere between PG-13 territory and being suggested for mature readers. It contains violence and gore, profanity, and frightening and intense scenes.
Gotham by Midnight #8 plays like a police procedural mixed with the “Twilight Zone” or “Night Gallery.” Inside each issue there's a standalone tale framed by a continuing story arc to keep regular readers in suspense. It's perfect for both casual readers who hop in and out of the title as well as those dedicated to picking up each chapter every month.
Gotham by Midnight #8 is available now in print and Kindle editions.