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"The Message": A man called Jason Braun began hearing voices after a bat bit him. The bat got inside his house after the earthquake and Jason was determined to leave Gotham City when the United States Government declared it No Man's Land. However, when he tried


Quote1 Haven't you heard Huntress? This is Arkham now. Quote2
-- Two-Face



Appearing in "The Message"

Featured Characters:

  • Jason Braun (Only appearance; dies)

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Villains:

  • Quentin (Only appearance; dies)
  • Peabody (Only appearance; dies)

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Synopsis for "The Message"

A man called Jason Braun began hearing voices after a bat bit him. The bat got inside his house after the earthquake and Jason was determined to leave Gotham City when the United States Government declared it No Man's Land. However, when he tried to leave, the voice in his head told him not to go.

The voice in Jason's head was Gotham talking to him. The city told him to deliver a message before midnight, when they bridges were going to be taken down. The voice guided Jason to Oracle and asked her for the city's guardian angel. Before leaving, Jason told Oracle that the city had a message for her; that she has served the city in that way more than ever before.

On his way to the guardian angel, Jason came across Penguin and his thugs. They tried to steal from Jason but the man ran away. A couple of Penguin's thugs followed him to Robinson Park. In the park, Jason stumbled with some branches and the thugs were about to catch him, when out of nowhere, Poison Ivy appeared and killed the Penguin's henchmen. Jason saw the magnificent figure of Ivy and before she could harm him, he left the park.

Jason was feeling bad and his vision turned all blurry. He arrived at the courthouse as Oracle told him. Two-Face reached Jason and asked him what he was doing. Jason told him that he was looking for the cemetery near the courthouse. Two-Face took the man to the cemetery and Jason finally found the crouching angel statue in the cemetery. He went to it but his condition worsened. Two-Face tossed his coin and was about to kill Jason when Huntress appeared and stopped him. Jason reached the angel but he was in a terrible state. Huntress approached Jason to see if he was alright but Jason saw Batman instead of Huntress. The voice in Jason's head then told him that the city needed him and that he must not leave yet. Jason spoke those words to Huntress who got the message. After a while, Huntress asked Jason if he was bitten by an animal and Jason remembered the bat. Jason died but instead of leaving the city, his spirit joined the guardian angels of the city: thousands of shining bats.

Appearing in "Batcaves"

Locations:

  • Central Batcave
  • Batcave East
  • Batcave South

Synopsis for "Batcaves"

A brief tour through the many Batcaves around Gotham City for Batman and his Batsquad to gather and plan their next moves. These Batcaves where placed by Bruce Wayne during the time he was out of Gotham.

Appearing in "Day in the Life"

Featured Characters:

  • National Inquisitor

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  • National Inquisitor's office

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Synopsis for "Day in the Life"

The chief editor of the National Inquisitor sent one of his employees to find and get an interview with Bruce Wayne after the closing of Gotham City. The girl looked for Bruce Wayne all around the world but in the end she was unable to find him. The National Inquisitor published a story about how Bruce Wayne was abducted by aliens.

Appearing in "No Man's Land: The Animated Series"

Featured Characters:

  • Batgirl
  • Batman

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  • Vincent Enzo (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "No Man's Land: The Animated Series"

Batman and Batgirl spotted a suspicious man with a violin case in No Man's Land. The man was walking alone when he came across some street gangs. They tried to steal whatever was inside the case, but when the man opened it, there was just a violin. The thugs asked him to play some music for them and they were all delighted to listen to real music in such a long time. Batman and Batgirl were left speechless.

Suddenly, a woman turned off the TV and told her son to go out and exercise. The kid said that he would rather practice the piano. The mother was so surprised that she said that she would have expected Metropolis to become a No Man's Land instead of listening to her son speaking that way.

Appearing in "Top 10 Reasons to Stay in Gotham"

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Synopsis for "Top 10 Reasons to Stay in Gotham"

A list of ten points that make No Man's Land Gotham, a good place to stay.

Appearing in "Senate No Man's Land Notes"

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  • Blüdhaven Gazette

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Synopsis for "Senate No Man's Land Notes"

A folder with all the important files regarding Gotham City and the No Man's Land declaration.

Appearing in "Timeline"

Featured Characters:

  • All Characters (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for "Timeline"

A description of the events of No Man's Land from January to December, in order.

Appearing in "Profile Pages"

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Synopsis for "Profile Pages"

Basic information of many important characters during the No Man's Land Crossover and pictures of them.

Notes

Trivia

  • In the second story, Batcaves, the places showcased appeared in the following comics:
  • The fourth story, Animated Series is written as if real people were watching the New Batman Adventures on the TV. However, this story is not canon to the DCAU. There is also a reference to the folk song Danny Boy.



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Links and References

Batman No Man's Land 1
No Man's Land Crossover
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This issue is a part of the Batman: No Man's Land crossover that swept through all Batman Family Titles during 1999. Gotham City was declared by the President to be no longer a part of the United States after the combined disasters of Contagion, Legacy and Cataclysm.
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Secret Files and Origins
This issue is a special "Secret Files and Origins" issue supplying background information to an ongoing volume, character, team or concept. These one-shots appear frequently, and often serve to more pointedly establish official canonical sources for in-universe content about characters.
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