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'''''Batman: Digital Justice''''' is a graphic novel written by Pepe Moreno, published in 1990 by DC Comics, which follows the attempts of LegacyCharacter James Gordon (the Commissioner's grandson) to become the new Franchise/{{Batman}} for a new era.

The story takes place "sometime into the next century" in a CyberPunk Gotham City which is being overrun once again by crime, aided by several high-ranking officials. The police force's robotic lapdogs, the so-called "servo enforcers", are going berserk and killing random citizens, ostensibly in the course of duty; but Jim Gordon becomes suspicious when he is unable to verify their internal memory logs nor even to positively identify any of the victims, and suspects that someone with [[EverythingIsOnline high-level computer access]] is using the servos as private assassins. In an attempt to get him off the case, his [[DirtyCop superiors]] put him on bodyguard duty for arrogant superstar Gata, but Gordon will not be distracted. However, as the investigation continues, [[spoiler:Gordon's partner Lena]] is murdered, and Gordon himself narrowly escapes a similar fate.

Gordon, skirting the DespairEventHorizon, happens upon a crumbling statue -- of Gotham's 20th Century hero Batman. He subsequently finds an old costume among his grandfather's personal effects... and the Batman is reborn. Unfortunately, one of his oldest and most deadly foes has also resurfaced, and will stop at nothing short of the utter and complete destruction of Batman.

''Batman: Digital Justice'' is also particularly noteworthy for being written and illustrated '''entirely''' using computer-generated images, a'la the movie ''Film/{{Tron}}''. While not the first all-digital comic (that honor goes to the 1985 series ''Shatter''), ''Digital Justice'' was a radical departure from the dot-matrix look of its predecessor, utilizing then-advanced graphics and even 3-D modelling techniques to create a pseudo-photorealistic look.

!!This graphic novel contains examples of:
* {{AI Is A Crapshoot}}: The servo-enforcers. Subverted in that [[spoiler:they're being controlled by the Joker virus]].
* AlternateContinuity
* AttentionWhore: Gata. In fact, she's so jealous of the media attention being given to Batman that she sets herself up as his adversary Catwoman specifically to capitalize.
* BatDeduction: Oddly enough, not from Batman himself but from the kid who eventually becomes Robin: "What's the matter, you think we don't know you're the Batman?" This one is actually plausible, since Gordon is sporting nasty bruises the morning after one of Batman's exploits.
* CleavageWindow / {{Stripperific}}: Gata usually wears a latex bodysuit which exposes her nether regions, these being covered by '''very''' small pieces of colored tape.
** A lot of women tend to go quasi-topless, in fact.
* ConspicuousCG: On occasion, consecutive panels depict the exact same artwork, zoomed in or out or panned to achieve various effects.
* CoolCar / FlyingCar: the Batcraft.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Downplayed; the Mayor of Gotham is shown to have "bio-cybernetic" implants, but these don't figure into the actual plot.
* CyberPunk
** CyberPunkIsTechno: You can practically hear that thudding techno beat whenever Gata appears on the page.
* DaChief: Captain Grover.
* DatingCatwoman: Atypically for this trope, Gordon never gets any closer to her (romantically speaking) than "There's something about her..." or "I am your friend". Of course, putting Batman and Catwoman together '''without''' invoking this trope would be... wrong.
* DigitalAvatar: for both Batman (see page image) and [[spoiler:The Joker]].
* DirtyCop: [[spoiler:Captain Grover]]. Really, it wouldn't be Gotham without (at least) one.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Lena's death]] sends Gordon nearly over the edge...
** HopeSpot: ... until he happens upon a statue of Batman -- but he doesn't yet know what to do with the inspiration. "Batman... He's '''damn''' sure needed now!" (He realizes that, since EverythingIsOnline and protected by rigid security access, he could never wage a one-man war on crime without getting caught in short order.)
* EverythingIsOnline... except for one small computer in [[spoiler:the Batcave]].
* ExtyYearsFromNow: The story is set "sometime into the next century".
* FlyingCar: Flying police cars are shown, as well as the {{Thememobile}} Batcraft.
* FutureSlang: "Batteries running low... really need that day off."
** HoldYourHippogriffs: see ZeroesAndOnes, below.
* LegacyCharacter: Batman, Robin and Catwoman all become this.
** SpinOffspring: Jim Gordon is the grandson of Commissioner James Gordon.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Gata]] is a clone of [[spoiler:the Mayor]].
* MeaningfulName: "Gata" is Spanish for "female cat"[[note]]technically, it's the feminine form of the word "gato" ("cat")[[/note]]. Or, to put it another way, a "cat woman".
* NotEnoughToBury: The servo enforcers' victims. Gordon invokes the trope by name at one point.
* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The [[TheSyndicate Mob Lord]], the [[StrawmanNewsMedia Media Man]], the [[AmoralAttorney Law Man]] and [[spoiler:the Mayor]] conspire with [[spoiler:the Joker Virus]] to rule Gotham.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Captain Grover]] wouldn't stay corrupt.
** DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:the Mayor]] makes amends with her dying gasp.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Batman's raison d'etre.
* ShoutOut: A full-page spread is devoted to a re-creation of a Time Magazine cover.
** Also: "He's gone! ... [[Film/{{Tron}} De-rezzed!]]"
** Another one from ''Film/{{Tron}}'': Whenever the city is viewed from high above, it is rendered as a giant circuit board, not unlike ''TRON'''s opening scene.
* TechMarchesOn: 3 1/4" floppy disks are shown to be in common usage. On one occasion it's appropriate, since the computer depicted is supposed to be ancient.
* TitleDrop
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The computer-rendered images, state of the art when the comic was produced, started to look dated in the early 2000s.
* WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture: the video variety, and averted at that; we see quite a few instances of the digital media using computer trickery to "edit reality".
* WhipItGood: Catwoman uses a whip, just like her predecessor.
** It's [[ShockAndAwe electrified]] for good measure.
* TheVirus: written by [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the madman]] himself.
* ZeroesAndOnes: Turns up in conversation a couple of times, if not in trope-form itself.
-->'''Batman:''' You get him?\\
'''Robin:''' Can a CPU add one and zero?