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Batman: No Man’s Land (2000)

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Gotham City: a dark, twisted rejection of urban America. Overcrowded, overbuilt, and overshadowed by a continuous air of menace, this gothic nightmare is a breeding ground for the depraved, the indifferent, and the criminally insane. It’s also the object of one man’s obsession. Witness to the brutal murder of his parents, Bruce Wayne has dedicated his life to protecting this city, taking a form to inspire hope in the innocent…and fear in the guilty. He is the masked vigilante known as the Batman.

With Police Commissioner James Gordon, these two men have always fought to preserve law and order, side-by-side, struggling against a pervasive and relentless criminal element, working together to hold the line.

Until now.

Leveled by a massive earthquake that has left thousands dead and millions more wounded, Gotham City has been completely cut off from outside aid, transformed into a lawless battleground—a No Man’s Land—where the survivors are turning against each other, and where the city’s protectors are torn by a crisis that may consume them all.

Gotham now teeters at the edge of the abyss…and Batman is missing.

Read an excerpt.

Release information

Pocket hardcover January 2000 ISBN 0671038281
Pocket paperback February 2001 ISBN 0671774557


[A] savage millennial tale of urban implosion, divided loyalties and vigilante justice.
—Publishers Weekly

[A] storytelling masterpiece.

[A] crisp, compelling, streetwise saga…
—Colorado Springs Gazette

Rucka gets it right.