History ComicBook / BatmanNoMansLand

25th May '16 8:39:17 AM ACW
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A BatFamilyCrossover that ran through the main ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' titles in 1999. After [[TraumaCongaLine a rash of bad luck]]--superflu/ebola outbreak, another outbreak, and a 7.6 earthquake, two of which were courtesy of [[KnightTemplar Ra's]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans al Ghul]]--the US Government decides Gotham City is too costly to save and instead blows the bridges, effectively cutting the city off from the rest of the world for a year. The inmates of Arkham Asylum are loose, no one's coming to help, there are about a dozen honest cops willing to save the city, and Batman is missing. Worried yet?

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A BatFamilyCrossover that ran through the main ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' titles in 1999. After [[TraumaCongaLine a rash of bad luck]]--superflu/ebola outbreak, another outbreak, and a 7.6 earthquake, two of which were courtesy of [[KnightTemplar Ra's]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans al Ghul]]--the ComicBook/RasAlGhul--the US Government decides Gotham City is too costly to save and instead blows the bridges, effectively cutting the city off from the rest of the world for a year. The inmates of Arkham Asylum are loose, no one's coming to help, there are about a dozen honest cops willing to save the city, and Batman is missing. Worried yet?
23rd May '16 7:06:50 PM Anddrix
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* BigBadEnsemble: But chiefly SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for Batman, and ComicBook/LexLuthor for Bruce Wayne.

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* BigBadEnsemble: But chiefly SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker for Batman, and ComicBook/LexLuthor for Bruce Wayne.



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Sarah Essen-Gordon, Commissioner Gordon's second wife, has, remarkably,]] remained dead ever since being murdered by [[spoiler: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker]]. At least so far.

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Sarah Essen-Gordon, Commissioner Gordon's second wife, has, remarkably,]] remained dead ever since being murdered by [[spoiler: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker]].ComicBook/TheJoker]]. At least so far.
29th Jan '16 9:37:39 AM KingClark
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* AdaptationDistillation: The last third of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' adapts portions of this story.
** A novel of the story was released just after the storyline was completed. For the most part, it was the same, except it removed a number of stories, including Superman's two appearances, an appearance by ComicBook/YoungJustice and everything involving ComicBook/{{Azrael}}

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* AdaptationDistillation: AdaptationDistillation:
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The last third of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' adapts portions of this story.
** A novel of the story was released just after the storyline was completed. For the most part, it was the same, except it removed a number of stories, including Superman's two appearances, an appearance by ComicBook/YoungJustice and everything involving ComicBook/{{Azrael}}ComicBook/{{Azrael}}.
30th Dec '15 2:59:51 PM Anddrix
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The story also brought to an end the majority of Batman stories throughout TheNineties--notably, the aforementioned ''Contagion'' and ''Cataclysm'' stories, as well as ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' and even ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''. Somewhat surprisingly, the political angle of the story averted any particular anvils being dropped, except when talking about unconstitutionalism (and even then, the characters {{lampshade|Hanging}}d away any possible accusations of silliness). Elsewhere, ''NML'' also gave the comics new characters like [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} Cassandra Cain]] and her father, [[PsychoForHire David]], introduced Franchise/{{DCAU}} characters Comicbook/HarleyQuinn and [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Mercy Graves]] into the DCU, and set up plot points that later books like ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' and even ''{{Superman}}'' would deal with (namely SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor becoming [[PresidentEvil President of these United States]]).

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The story also brought to an end the majority of Batman stories throughout TheNineties--notably, the aforementioned ''Contagion'' and ''Cataclysm'' stories, as well as ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' and even ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''. Somewhat surprisingly, the political angle of the story averted any particular anvils being dropped, except when talking about unconstitutionalism (and even then, the characters {{lampshade|Hanging}}d away any possible accusations of silliness). Elsewhere, ''NML'' also gave the comics new characters like [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} Cassandra Cain]] and her father, [[PsychoForHire David]], introduced Franchise/{{DCAU}} characters Comicbook/HarleyQuinn and [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Mercy Graves]] into the DCU, and set up plot points that later books like ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' and even ''{{Superman}}'' would deal with (namely SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor becoming [[PresidentEvil President of these United States]]).



* BigBadEnsemble: But chiefly SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for Batman, and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor for Bruce Wayne.

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* BigBadEnsemble: But chiefly SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for Batman, and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor for Bruce Wayne.
28th Oct '15 8:33:52 PM LL13
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Implicitly, the idea was to drag the Gotham of TheEighties and the [[http://lifewithoutbuildings.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/gotham-1.jpg Burton films]] into the 21st century by literally demolishing it. Thematically, the story is something like ''Film/MadMax'', ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', and ''Film/TheWarriors'' all rolled into the DC Universe, and turns the dial UpToEleven on Gotham's usual portrayal as a WretchedHive.

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Implicitly, the idea was to drag the Gotham of TheEighties and the [[http://lifewithoutbuildings.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/gotham-1.jpg Burton films]] into the 21st century by literally demolishing it. Thematically, the story is something like ''Film/MadMax'', ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', and ''Film/TheWarriors'' all rolled into the DC Universe, and turns the dial UpToEleven on Gotham's [[WretchedHive usual portrayal as a WretchedHive.
portrayal]].



In 2000, DC released a hardcover novelisation, written by Creator/GregRucka. Starting in 2012 as well, DC has re-released the series in a quartet of big honkin' softcovers, with previously unincluded issues.

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In 2000, DC released a hardcover novelisation, written by Creator/GregRucka. Starting in 2012 In 2011-2012 as well, DC has re-released the series in a quartet of big honkin' softcovers, with previously unincluded issues.
issues, and starting in 2015 they're re-releasing the lead-in stories ''Contagion''/''Legacy'', ''Cataclysm'', and ''Road to No Man's Land''/''Aftershock''.
24th Sep '15 6:01:40 PM nombretomado
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The Riddler is the ''only'' villain to flee Gotham: the rest stay to carve up what's left. During his time away, Nigma tests GreenArrow's patience. It [[CurbStompBattle doesn't turn out well for him.]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The Riddler is the ''only'' villain to flee Gotham: the rest stay to carve up what's left. During his time away, Nigma tests GreenArrow's ComicBook/GreenArrow's patience. It [[CurbStompBattle doesn't turn out well for him.]]
12th Aug '15 5:33:44 PM Austin
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* TooDumbToLive: When Bane arrives in No Man's Land and picks up a female sidekick, he's accosted by a gang who demand he turn over everything he has. Keep in mind this is a guy who looks like [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/229/89697-125435-bane_super.jpg this]].

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* TooDumbToLive: When Bane arrives in No Man's Land and picks up a female sidekick, he's accosted by a gang who demand he turn over everything he has. Keep in mind this is a guy who looks like [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/229/89697-125435-bane_super.[[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060105184925/marvel_dc/images/1/15/Bane_0027.jpg this]].
21st Jul '15 6:02:44 AM hullflyer
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** A novel of the story was released just after the storyline was completed. For the most part, it was the same, except in removed a number of stories, including Superman's two appearances, an appearance by ComicBook/YoungJustice and everything involving ComicBook/{{Azrael}}

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** A novel of the story was released just after the storyline was completed. For the most part, it was the same, except in it removed a number of stories, including Superman's two appearances, an appearance by ComicBook/YoungJustice and everything involving ComicBook/{{Azrael}}
21st Jul '15 6:00:47 AM hullflyer
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->''Seven days since Gotham has been left to rot like Gomorrah. We're better than that. I'm sure of it. Unfortunately, I've seen nothing to so far to support that faith.''

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->''Seven days since Gotham has been left to rot like Gomorrah. We're better than that. I'm sure of it. Unfortunately, I've seen nothing to so far to support that faith.''
5th Jul '15 2:46:12 PM mzytryck01
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** The ordering of the stories in the combined volumes leads to a particularly heavy bit of this when the horrific [[spoiler: murder of Sarah Essen-Gordon]] is followed by the much more upbeat [[spoiler: rescue of Tim Drake from Gotham (which also feels like it should have happened substantially earlier]] then goes straight back to [[spoiler: Sarah's funeral]].

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** The ordering of the stories in the combined volumes leads to a particularly heavy bit of this when the horrific [[spoiler: murder of Sarah Essen-Gordon]] is followed by the much more upbeat [[spoiler: rescue of Tim Drake from Gotham (which also feels like it should have happened substantially earlier]] earlier)]] then goes straight back to [[spoiler: Sarah's funeral]].
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