Though the gothic quality is outlandish, it somehow fit a Batman comic book nevertheless, enabling readers to see Batman confront forces beyond his control and actually see a side to him that’s not all vengeful caped crusader. I also liked the way the mobsters tried to contact Batman by shining an inverted bat signal in the sky. It can be likened to the symbol of an inverted cross. It could be taken as tongue-in-cheek but I personally thought it was a necessary symbol that helped established the mood. Gothic is supposed to reflect a supernatural take on evil, something that Batman rarely comes to terms with. The root of this evil is as dark as it comes for Gothic, and it provided a folklore as a backstory for the menacing Mr. Whisper. This was fun and engaging all throughout the five parts it was divided into. It has many climactic scenes and the pacing was executed with just the right amount of dread and intrigue.