Batman: No Man's Land volume two

Legends of the Dark Knight 117

Cover Date: May 1999
Subtitle: Bread and Circuses part 1
Writer(s): Ian Edginton
Artists(s): D'Israeli
Storyline: The GCPD lost a battle trying to gain territory. Two-Face offered Gordon a truce. Batman, needing to let everyone know he was back, got information from Oracle about a gladiator contest Penguin was hosting. Batman crashed the party and challenged the Penguin.


Shadow of the Bat 85

Cover Date: May 1999
Subtitle: Bread and Circuses part 2 (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Ian Edginton
Artists(s): D'Israeli
Storyline: Two-Face, trying to ally with Gordon, wiped out both of GCPD's nearby rivals. Batman took on Penguin's goons in front of a huge crowd. He played them against Penguin and defeated all his gladiators. Penguin called off all bets, enraging the crowd. Batman made a deal with him and got everyone off his case.


Batman 565

Cover Date: May 1999
Subtitle: Mosaic part 1 (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Greg Rucka
Artists(s): Frank Teran
Storyline: Batman delivered some of his take downs to Lock-up. Black Mask continued his offensive. Gordon struggled with his feelings for Batman; some of his crew began to doubt him. Batman asked Batgirl to hold ground against the advancing False Facers without being seen.


Detective 732

Cover Date: May 1999
Subtitle: Mosaic part 2 (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Greg Rucka
Artists(s): Frank Teran
Storyline: Batgirl stopped the False Face attack, and captured Black Mask himself. Barbara witnessed the ordeal from her window and was devastated. Commissioner and Mrs. Gordon continued their public fight. Babs used a make-shift Batsignal. When Batman arrived, she went off on him - she felt slighted that someone was out there being her, with her legs. He asked her to trust him. The Gordons made up.


Shadow of the Bat 86

Cover Date: June 1999
Subtitle: Home Sweet Home (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Lisa Klink
Artists(s): Guy Davis
Storyline: A World War II veteran watched his long-time neighborhood become a turf war: Zsasz, Croc, Freeze, and Joker all wanting it.


Detective 733

Cover Date: June 1999
Subtitle: Shades of Grey (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Bob Gale
Artists(s): Phil Winslade, Sal Buscema
Storyline: In an attempt to lure out Batman, GCPD encountered Batgirl instead. Gordon gave her a message to relay to her boss - Batman was not welcome in Blue Boy territory. When post-NML dated food began showing up, Penguin realized he had competition. Batman rescued an infant from two women quarreling over guardianship of it. Batgirl gave him Gordon's message; Alfred told him a story about his father. Batman took the child back to the two women and made them promise to both take care of it.


The Batman Chronicles 16

Cover Date: Spring 1999
Subtitle: (1) Two Down; (3) Harold
Writer(s): (1) Greg Rucka; (3) Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): (1) Jason Pearson, Cam Smith; (3) Chris Renaud, Sal Buscema
Storyline: [1] (set before the declaration of No Man's Land) Renee Montoya, sent out for a few days off by Commissioner Gordon, went to stay with her parents. She began helping her brother with the clean-up and rescue nearby. Harvey Dent was in their group. She was skeptical, but his coin landed always on good heads. Working together, they formed a bond. Montoya saved his life when looters attacked and convinced Batman she'd reached him.
[3] Harold thought of his mother when the quake hit. Upset with Alfred, he went into the city to help fix things.


Legends of the Dark Knight 119

Cover Date: July 1999
Subtitle: Balance
Writer(s): Greg Rucka
Artists(s): Mike Deodato, Wayne Faucher
Storyline: Two-Face offered a deal to Penguin. In a strategy meeting, Foley blew up at Gordon and stormed out. Gordon asked Montoya for a secret favor. Two-Face staged an execution to lure Batman. It worked, the bait KO'ed Batman.


Shadow of the Bat 87

Cover Date: July 1999
Subtitle: Claim Jumping part 2 (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Greg Rucka
Artists(s): Mike Deodato, Wayne Faucher
Storyline: An all-out war broke loose: Two-Face's army attacked uptown, the Blue Boys (GCPD) raided northward into Penguin's territory, Penguin attacked Batman's land. When it was all over, Penguin had lost half his area. Batman's captor let him loose after Two-Face took all his territory - Batgirl proved no match against the sheer number of attackers.


notes

  • The second story in The Batman Chronicles #16 is omitted in this volume.

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