Ok I realize that almost all of my posts in the forum have been about Batman, but I don’t care, here is one more.
For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, Batman: No Mans Land is the story that DC unleashed on Gotham in 1999. A 7.6 earthquake hits Gotham city, and as it’s an east coast city wasn’t prepared at all for Quake (they say the fact that the city was on Bedrock under shale just amplified the quake, any takers on that?) As you would expect, city goes to hell in a hand basket rather quickly, with the bat troupe trying to help where they can. How does the Government help? Lock down Gotham, expel the city from the Country and make it illegal to go there. The war zone (this is not a eupimisim, it really is a 24 hours war) is run by various gangs and warlords (even the cops have their own district.)
Now my question is if you’ve read the entire series what do you think about it? Is it done well? Is it a good premise? Any other thoughts
And if you haven’t how likely do you think this is? Given the fact that Gotham was one of the highest crime cities in the world even with a literal gang of the long underwear crowd running around, and a top notch police force.
Like I said in my opening I post allot about Batman and its mostly because I feel that this Character has consistently had the most ponient storylines. Batman: Return of the dark Knight was a great story that I think will stand the test of time as good fiction period. This series has done more to elevate comics to a legit form of literature then any other I can think of. Sure there is the sandman, and watchman and other more “serious” comics, but if not for Batman’s Grim Realism they never would come to pass. Anyway, that’s my two cents, chime in if you want