[identity profile] wordswordswords.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily
OKAY SO LIKE, sorry that last post turned out... wanky, here's some less controversial scans (all from different issues) of some of my favorite moments from Gotham Central. First, a little bit of follow-up about Romy and Batman:

Oracle makes a cameo (sort of).

In which Batman is sneaky, and not a dick (this is during the storyline where Harvey has majorly fucked up Renee's life, and she's been abducted from police custody to spend forever with Harvey in an underground room o_____o):

There. All better. B| Now get along. B|

Date: 2009-10-08 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistermagpie.insanejournal.com
I like that moment where she's like, "You know his name?" I assume it's surprise at the personal attention/respect they would have about a fallen policeman?

Date: 2009-10-08 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeyl.insanejournal.com
I don't know. I just don't buy it. Maybe I still can't get over the fact that Batman's respect towards officers seems to be limited only towards the ones that have died. He obviously has no problems in telling officers to (not literally) fu** off, sucker punch them so hard they end up with broken parts of their body and bleed profusely, and taking their belongings so they can get in trouble.

Respect my a%$!!!!!!

Oh, why doesn't Stacy tell Robin that Batman physically assaulted Romy with the intention to harm her and left her with a broken nose that turned into a geyser of blood? I think that would have been a more important detail to go along with him taking her gun. That is some flawed reasoning. If anyone got assaulted and had anything stolen, you bet your sweet pages they'd mention assault. I guess Stacy gets punched in the face and has her nose broken on a regular basis so she probably thinks it's no big deal.

Date: 2009-10-08 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeyl.insanejournal.com
What? The issue that was brought up is Batman's 'not well known' respect towards officers. I don't see how him knowing who died could be counted as respect since if any officer dies in the line of duty, that would be well known pretty much anywhere, unless news and radio stations don't exist in Gotham.

It takes more than just knowing an officer's name to be a respectable person.

Date: 2009-10-08 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sailorlibra.insanejournal.com
That was one incredibly OOC scene. Normally, Bruce respects Gotham's non-corrupt officers and trusts them to do their job. Gordon is probably one of the closer things Batman has to a friend, and I'm sure there are a million and one examples of Batman respecting the police compared to the one scene where he's shown punching a cop in the face.

And on a related note, that scene totally bothered the heck out of my too. It just seems so OCC for Bruce. I usually expect better from Rucka.

Date: 2009-10-09 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] golden_orange.insanejournal.com
Not to keep an old argument going, but to be fair, she DID shoot him with intent to kill. And her motives for doing so were a BIT questionable, to say the least. Under the circumstances, I'd say under the circumstances, a bit of an OOC 'WTF?!?!?!' reaction might not be entirely OOC, if you catch my meaning. It's not like he just slugged her for no reason at all.

But yeah, this is probably an argument for another time and another place.

Date: 2009-10-08 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] runespoor7.insanejournal.com
Hey, don't feel bad about the arguments. Everything's a cause for arguments here, except for the cute. And even the cute isn't always exempt. (See also: diverging definition of cute.)

I have nothing but LOVE for these scans. You have no idea how many times I've read the dialogue aloud and tried to decide how Tim would say 'of course I know his name'. I love that there's no emphasis. Gets me every time. The colors in that scene are so beautiful, I want to eat them.

At work, I've come across the existence of a surveillance firm called Oracle. I have geek joy every time I see that name.

That scene with Bats and Crispus. "Didn't know he had a kid." I love that line, because there are so many possible interpretations for it. Is he playing the role, or is he telling the truth? I love the empathy Batman shows. "If it were your kid..." (I share Renee's opinion of Batman's impersonations of the MCU, too.) And again, the art is bee-yoo-ti-ful.

Date: 2009-10-08 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
I love police procedurals and the matter of fact/shock and awe way they interact with the fantastic. Funny how Batbooks are so popular but this wasn't.

Date: 2009-10-08 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alphamonkey928.insanejournal.com
Well, for what it's worth, this was probably the only "Bat" title I bought regularly. I got the single issues, the trades, and then they canceled it. So... yeah. Gah.

Date: 2009-10-09 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] golden_orange.insanejournal.com
How can we live in a world where that's true?

Date: 2009-10-09 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] golden_orange.insanejournal.com
Did I mention that I loved this series so very, very much?

Because I did.

Date: 2009-10-09 09:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
I'm not sure I get that last panel on the first page. I mean, it's a nice little moment between Robin and a cop, but I'm not sure I understand just what they're saying. What do they miss about the old days? The fact that the Batman/cop relationship was better? Then why are they looking so CHIPPER? Surely the fact that hostility has crept into the formula would be a cause for more downbeat expressions than that. And if that's NOT what they miss, then... then... what?
That being said, I like the rest of this, and that last panel with Bats swinging away is bee-yoooo-tiful. One of the better such examples I've seen, I think, because it's so abstract - you don't get the whole classic silhouette with the pointy-eared cowl and so forth, you just get this vaguely batwinged SHAPE swinging off into the gathering night. Very cool.

Date: 2009-10-09 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarodrussell.insanejournal.com
"You ever hear of a database called Oracle?"

Why, yes, yes I have. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oracle_Corporation)

Date: 2009-10-09 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarodrussell.insanejournal.com
Here. (http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1040701.html)


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