Gotham City: Year One #6
Written by Tom King
Art by Phil Hester
Inks by Eric Gapstur
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Bradley discovers the truth at the heart of a mystery that is tearing Gotham apart.
Gotham City is on fire with riots breaking out all over the black areas of the city and people being attacked in the street because the entire community is being blamed for the death of the Wayne’s daughter. Slam Bradley is invited to Wayne Manor to speak to the parents, but he’s has enough of the secrets and lies.
At the same time, Sam deals with a secret that he’s hidden his entire life. A secret he never divulged to anyone before or after he joined the police force. As he confronts the grandparents of Bruce Wayne, he learns the terrible truth. A terrible truth that will lead to another murder and a cover up as Gotham City continues to burn.
The Story: An intense, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable conclusion from Tom King. There are some wonderfully tense moments throughout the issue and the revelations are beautifully done to not only connect the characters to the environment, but also to give context to moments in the story that need them. King crafts a fantastic mystery that has great twists that come when you least suspect them and each one of them adds more emotional impact to an already impactful story.
The Art: Hester delivers beautiful, haunting art throughout the issue. I love the visual style of this series and how it captures the dark, shadowy world of these characters and the city itself.