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Gotham Central Book Two: Jokers and Madmen (Collected)

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This paperback contains four stories from the Gotham Central comic book series: Daydreams and Believers, Soft Targets, Life Is Full of Disappointments, and Unresolved.

Daydreams and Believers is the first story. It was written by Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Brian Hurtt. It was originally published in November, 2003. This is a story told from the point of view of Major Crimes Unit (MCU) temp Stacy as she writes to her friend Meg about her life in the MCU and her fantasies, including romantic fantasies about Batman.

The second story, Soft Targets, was originally published from December 2003 to March, 2004. It was written by Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Michael Lark. In this story The Joker terrorizes the city at Christmas time when he begins randomly executing people with a rifle. No one from the Mayor on down is safe.

The third story is Life Is Full of Disappointments. This story was written by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka, and illustrated by Greg Scott. Originally it was published from April to June, 2004. This story is about a murder investigation. It is passed between three different sets of detectives, allowing a glimpse into the various lives of the detectives.

Unresolved is the forth and last story of this paperback. It was originally published from July to October, 2004. The story was written by Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Michael Lark. This story focuses on an old case and unfinished business for disgraced detective Harvey Bullock.

This paperback collects the following comic books:

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