History Comicbook / BatmanNoMansLand

1st Sep '16 5:37:15 AM Nintendoman01
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* SecretIdentityApathy: At one point, Batman tries to regain Gordon's trust in him by revealing his identity, but Gordon refuses to look at him after the DramaticUnmask, stating that if he ''wanted'' to know Batman's identity, he could have figured it out years ago, and even cryptically saying, "And for all you know, maybe I did."
9th Aug '16 1:18:11 PM Anicomicgeek
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* CopKiller: [[spoiler: the Joker kills Sarah Essen when he finds him with the babies.]]
28th Jun '16 7:55:47 PM Doug86
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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 ComicBook/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}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' would deal with (namely ComicBook/LexLuthor becoming [[PresidentEvil President of these United States]]).



* CardCarryingVillain: Most of the big villains except [[AntiVillain Two-Face]], including Luthor and everyone's favourite clown. Poison Ivy [[VillainousValor averts it]] with her [[spoiler: Robinson Park orphans]] and the Penguin's more neutral than anything.

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* CardCarryingVillain: Most of the big villains except [[AntiVillain Two-Face]], including Luthor and everyone's favourite favorite clown. Poison Ivy [[VillainousValor averts it]] with her [[spoiler: Robinson Park orphans]] and the Penguin's more neutral than anything.



** Chuck Dixon's GeniusBruiser version, who's essentially [[{{Spider-Man}} The Kingpin]] with scaly skin and red eyes.

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** Chuck Dixon's GeniusBruiser version, who's essentially [[{{Spider-Man}} The Kingpin]] ComicBook/TheKingpin with scaly skin and red eyes.



** Freeze also has a fight with Batman in which the latter makes some rather out of character puns ("What are you saying Freeze, that you're a big ''drip''?"). Either Batman was channeling SpiderMan, or the writers were paying homage to ''Film/BatmanAndRobin.''

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** Freeze also has a fight with Batman in which the latter makes some rather out of character puns ("What are you saying Freeze, that you're a big ''drip''?"). Either Batman was channeling SpiderMan, Franchise/SpiderMan, or the writers were paying homage to ''Film/BatmanAndRobin.''



* ShoutOut: Luthor's plan to "acquire some real estate" can remind one of his obsession with real estate in the first {{Superman|Returns}} movie. Luthor gets Bane to work for him by offering the Isle of [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} Santa Prisca]], home of the prison where Bane grew up.

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* ShoutOut: Luthor's plan to "acquire some real estate" can remind one of his obsession with real estate in the first {{Superman|Returns}} Film/{{Superman|TheMovie}} movie. Luthor gets Bane to work for him by offering the Isle of [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} Santa Prisca]], home of the prison where Bane grew up.
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]].
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