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"Shellgame, Part I": Lex Luthor announced at a press conference that he would rebuild Gotham City with help of LexCorp and the people of Gotham who wanted to join and work with. Elsewhere, Batman, [[Timothy Drake (New Earth)|R

Quote1 The No Man's Land is an embarrassment, a betrayal of the fundamental precepts of this country! To deny citizenship, existence, even, to our own people is criminal. LexCorp says enough is enough! We have committed ourselves to rebuilding Gotham City! Starting today...starting now. Quote2
-- Lex Luthor

Appearing in "Shellgame, Part I"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Huntress
  • Laila Illes (Single appearance)(On a TV or computer screen)
  • James Gordon (in picture only)




Synopsis for "Shellgame, Part I"

Lex Luthor announced at a press conference that he would rebuild Gotham City with help of LexCorp and the people of Gotham who wanted to join and work with. Elsewhere, Batman, Robin and Oracle all agreed that Luthor has a more devious plan. Batman told Robin to keep an eye on Pettit's territory and Oracle was told to keep an eye on the media. Batman himself was planning to pay Luthor a visit.

In their hideout, Harley Quinn and Joker were putting the fear of the clown into some thugs. Joker was concerned for the lack of attention Batman was paying him and Harley told him that she knew just where he can get more exposure. Meanwhile, Robin at Pettit's territory and watched as Huntress would stand alone in the tallest rooftop nearby.

That evening, Luthor and Mercy talked about the day's events. Mercy told Luthor that LexCorp stock jumped twenty points after the press conference. Batman arrived at night, knocked Mercy unconscious and woke Luthor up. Batman warned Luthor not to try anything with Gotham and Batman left before Mercy could attack him. After Batman left, Luthor told Mercy to get Bane.

The next day, Batman called Lucius Fox and asked him if Luthor has approached Wayne Enterprises and Lucius told him that he haven't yet. Bruce told Lucius to stay alert and to not sell their properties to anyone. Meanwhile, Robin listened to Pettit losing his temper with his men and Hunrtess because some of his pleople decided to leave him.

While all these things were happening, Joker decided it was time to step into the spotlight and he attacked the main camp where the rebuilding efforts had started.



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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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