Review: Gotham City Garage #5

by Joshua Raynor
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[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writers: Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing

Artist: Carmen Carnero

Colors: Trish Mulvihill



Barbara Gordon knows what is good and right and true in the world. Her ridealongs make sure of that—and so does her mentor, Batman. But when she discovers the lies underneath the Garden’s sunny façade, her rebellion sparks a confrontation no one is ready for.


This is probably my favorite issue of Gotham City Garage yet.  The dichotomy of Kara’s and Barbara’s messages to one another was a fantastic way to tell this piece of the story.  I’m glad they didn’t stretch out this whole Babs thinking Kara is a murderer thing.  Getting her out of the Garden and away from the grip of the Bat is something I was hoping for, and am so happy they actually went forward with.

The character of Batman in this series is one that really intrigues me.  He is so different from the Batman we all know, but it’s definitely believable that, in a situation like this, he would end up like this.  Batman has always ridden the line between hero and villain, and in a world like this, it’s no surprise he leaned more toward the other direction.

Lastly, the art in this series is amazing.  I love the vibrant colors used by Trish Mulvihill in this issue.  Those colors are as important to portraying the setting of this story as anything else.  But they are nothing without the beautiful line work from Carmen Carnero.

The art is one of the main reasons I picked up this series, and the storytelling from Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing is one of the reasons I keep coming back.


This is the best issue of the series, in my opinion, and I found no negatives worth mentioning here.



Gotham City Garage is a series that everyone should be reading.  So head out to your local shop and pick up these issues now!


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