Like a lot of other people, I’ve been using this extra time at home to read some series I passed on when they were published. Recently, I read all thirteen issues of Gotham By Midnight and I have to say it’s really great. The Spectre is one of my favourite DC concepts, and while nothing will ever surpass the Ostrander/Mandrake run from the 90s I really liked this fresh approach to Jim Corrigan and his relationship with the all powerful spirit of vengeance. The premise of the series is that GCPD has a unit that investigates weird/supernatural cases, and while Corrigan is the lead each member of the team is interesting and brings something unique to the story. It’s got an X-Files meets HP Lovecraft feel and would make a great DC Universe original series.
If I have one complaint, it’s that Ben Templesmith only does the artwork for the opening arc. His style is so perfect for the material, so while Juan Ferreyra’s work on the remaining issues is very solid I wish Templesmith had drawn the entire series.
Anyway, if you’re looking for a cool horror mystery title and/or you’re a fan of The Spectre, do yourself a favour and check out Gotham By Midnight.