A murdered federal agent. A contingent of Washington's best
spooks hot on the suspect's trail. Amid the chaos, GCPD's
detective Gordon, Grandson of the former commissioner, launches
his own investigation and discovers that the man they are
chasing is a man who shouldn't exist at all...
circa 2039: welcome to the future. Psychic police, satellite
surveillance and a completely intrusive government ensure
that personal privacy is a thing of the past.
a government agent is murdered in Gotham, a contingent of
top Washington operatives is despatched to find the killer.
Launching his own investigation, GCPD cop Jim Gordon - grandson
of the commissioner - discovers that the man wanted for the
murder shouldn't even exist; after all, surely the Batman
Pope's creation is interesting. Taking the Batman and putting
him into a future where everything is even more corrupt than
the world we know, is a brave move - especially when the residents
of Arkham Asylum are taken out of the equation.
only reservation about this title is that I don't really know
why author Paul Pope insisted on having Gordon's grandson
as the cop element. Are we really to believe that Gordon's
grandson, who looks identical to his grandfather at that age,
would really manage to become a cop in Gotham City? Okay,
being a little anal here, but if you read Batman:
Year One it explains that Gordon didn't really
want to move to Gotham in the first place. I'd assume that
he would either retire away from Gotham, or at the very least
ensure his children (let alone his grandchildren) were brought
up in another city. Wouldn't it have made more sense to have
some one else working as a cop in Gotham?
if you ignore my pathetic ramblings, and don't think too hard
about this title, it represents another interesting tale that
adds much to the Batman mythology.