DC Reading Order – Batman: No Man’s Land

Gotham City has suffered a massive earthquake. The United States Government has declared it a ‘No Man’s Land’, which effectively quarantines the entire island city. Bridges are destroyed by the US Army, and any other means of entering or leaving are walled off and heavy guarded by the same.

As the ‘No Man’s Land’ descends over the city, Bruce Wayne is in Washington seeing it play out first hand in the Well of the United States Congress. Left outside the quarantine zone with no immediate way into the city, the Gotham City Police Department and members of the Bat Family do what they can to restore law and order, even if it is confined to just a couple of city blocks around GCPD’s Central Precinct. A task made harder given the obvious absence of Batman in the city.

Questions abound as to where Batman has gone. Was he killed in the Cataclysm? Did he abandon Gotham City? As it would turn out, Batman’s return to Gotham City happens pretty early in the events narrative; however, the means by which he makes his presence known is deliberate and guerrilla like, as he sweeps through a city literally divided among Batman’s most dangerous rogues.

A. The Road to No Man’s Land

  1. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #47-49
  2. Batman #560-562
  3. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #80-82
  4. Detective Comics #717-729

B. No Man’s Land

  1. Batman: No Man’s Land #1
  2. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #83
  3. Batman #563
  4. Detective Comics #730
  5. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #50-51
  6. Baman: Legends of the Dark Knight #116
  7. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #84
  8. Detective Comics #731
  9. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #118
  10. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #86
  11. Detective Comics #731
  12. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #117
  13. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #85
  14. Batman #565
  15. Detective Comics #732
  16. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #118
  17. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #86
  18. Detective Comics #733
  19. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #52-53
  20. Batman Chronicles #16
  21. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #119
  22. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #54-55
  23. Young Justice Special #1
  24. Batman Chronicles #17
  25. Batman #567 – First appearance of Cassandra Cain (Batgirl)
  26. Detective Comics #734
  27. Robin (vol. 4) 3#67
  28. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #120
  29. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #56-57
  30. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #88
  31. Batman #568
  32. Detective Comics #735
  33. JLA #32
  34. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #121
  35. Batman: Harley Quinn #1
  36. Nightwing (vol. 2) #35
  37. Nightwing: Secret Files & Origins #1
  38. Nightwing (vol. 2) #36-37
  39. Batman Chronicles #18
  40. Catwoman (vol. 2) #68-70
  41. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #89
  42. Batman #569
  43. Detective Comics #736
  44. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #122
  45. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #90
  46. Batman #570
  47. Detective Comics #737
  48. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #58
  49. Batman #571
  50. Detective Comics #738
  51. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #123
  52. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #92
  53. Batman #572
  54. Detective Comics #739
  55. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #125
  56. Robin (vol. 4) #73
  57. Batman: No Man’s Land Secret Files and Origins #1
  58. Catwoman (vol. 2) #73
  59. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #60
  60. Batman: No Man’s Land #0
  61. Batman #573
  62. Detective Comics #740
  63. Catwoman (vol. 2) #76-77
  64. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #126
  65. Batman #574
  66. Detective Comics #741
  67. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #61
  68. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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