Each issue is also narrated by a different character which is interesting since it provides a different perspective on the events of the story. It doesn't add much since I found the story itself unappealing but it's still a nice narrative technique.
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- Black Mask is an obvious pet character of Daniel's. He shows up, out of nowhere, and not only manages to blow up Arkham Asylum but also coerces villains like Poison Ivy and Killer Croc into working for him since he managed to put implants into them while they were at another prison. He also manages to secretly get Two-Face and Penguin to start a gang war against each other and then he blows up half of Gotham for no apparent reason other than it's part of a "master plan."
- Damian, a kid who has decapitated someone and beat Robin in hand-to-hand combat in one of his earliest appearances, is now a scared, sniveling, and incompetent brat. He also spends his time riding around in the Batmobile and picking up floozies. Said floozy is then eaten by Killer Croc after she is ejected from the Batmobile by Oracle.
- Killer Croc somehow manages to knock the Batmobile off the road by ramming into. While it is driving down said road. In fact, he hit is so hard that all of the fancy shock absorbers Batman put into it couldn't lessen the impact, which Oracle comes right out and says. I guess Croc has Hulk-level strength now then?
- Most of the characters are just generally idiots through out the whole story so that the plot Daniel wrote could work. Biggest example of this would be Two-Face shooting his first intelligence chief for messing up, despite the fact that it should be obvious to Two-Face that he didn't, and then he later killed his replacement since, well, Daniel writes Two-Face as a moron. No other reason than that really.
- All of the heroes are just incompetent to one degree or another. Based on reading Battle for the Cowl, there is no way you would come away with the impression that Nightwing was not only trained by Batman but a was successful and highly competent hero in his own right. In fact, there is one splash page in issue #3 that has seventeen heroes on it, many with actual superpowers, and they, as a group, are completely incapable of stopping Gotham from falling apart.
- All of the characters sound exactly the same, or close enough. In fact, the only reason why you would know that Knight or Squire are from England is that they occasionally use a word like "mum" or something.
- Squire also looks like a whore.
- Daniel still can't draw a comprehensible comic. You can tell what's going on and follow the story by and large but some of his panels are just...mind boggling. This example might be from his Batman run but his work on Battle for the Cowl isn't much better.
- The whole mini just reminds of Countdown to Final Crisis in the sense that DC editorial wanted to do something with the plot points Grant Morrison was going to use in his run, hence Jason Todd running around as a gun toting maniac, but completely missed the point.
- Speaking of Jason Todd, he now apparently suffered some sort of childhood trauma. Not really sure what this adds to the character other than making him more messed up than he already is.
- The Gotham Gazette issues are those kinds of comics Marvel and DC put out on occasion because god forbid we don't know what every minor or insignificant character is doing during the Big Status Quo Changing Event. Honestly, I'm not sure what the point of the two issues were other than to waste time.
- Ending this on a positive note, the Gotham Gazette issues did have a combined 34 pages of wonderful art work by Dustin Nguyen, Guillem March, ChrisCross, and Jamie McKelvie.
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