Many people have a soft spot for the Gotham Central books, which focus on the police that interact with Batman in Gotham. This has seen a recent back surge because the premise, and much of the style, was taken over for the Gotham television show. The book itself from Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, and Michael Lark is one of the most innovative and readable spin-off books in all of DC history, yet it did not have the long-standing run that you see with many older Bat-titles. With a total 40-issue run, the series was primed for a one-volume collection.
Now you will have it.
DC Comics has just announced that there will be a complete Omnibus edition, which is a mammoth sized hardcover book that will collect every famed issue. These Omnibus editions have proven popular in recent years, even though they are often a good display or high-end collectors piece than a book that you can easily take with you.
The new DC solicit for it reads:
Gotham Central Omnibus
Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka
On Sale Date: May 10, 2016
$99.99 USD, $112.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
1.3 lb Wt
A one-time cartoonist, Ed Brubaker has been working as a writer since the early 1990s, and in that time his work has won several awards, including both the Harvey and Eisner Awards for Best Writer in 2007, and has been translated around the world. His comics credits include Batman, Catwoman, Gotham Central and Sleeper for DC Comics and Daredevil, Captain America and Criminal for Marvel. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Melanie, and many pets.
Summary: Gotham City: a town teeming with corrupt cops, ruthless crime lords, petty thieves…and just a small handful that would oppose them. Grizzled veteran Harvey Bullock, Captain Maggie Sawyer, Detective Renee Montoya and the GCPD are the law force that stands between order and complete anarchy. Gotham’s Finest work around the clock to not only keep the world’s most psychotic criminals off the street…but also cleaning up the mess left behind by Batman’s one-man war on crime.
Written by critically acclaimed authors Ed Brubaker (Captain America) and Greg Rucka (52, Detective Comics), this Eisner Award-winning series follows the detectives of Gotham City’s Special Crimes Unit as they navigate against the city’s greatest villains—in the shadow of Batman himself. This Eisner Award-winning series is now available in its entirety in this Omnibus edition. Collects issues #1-40.
The Omnibus edition for Gotham Central will not be released until 2016, so you can save up your money to drop on that hundred dollar price tag.