Batman: No Law and a New Order

No Man's Land #1

Cover Date: March 1999
Subtitle: No Law and a New Order part 1: Values
Writer(s): Bob Gale
Artists(s): Alex Maleev, Wayne Faucher
Storyline: Three months into No Man's Land, Oracle continued her chronicle of the situation. It'd been three months since she, Nightwing, or Robin had seen or heard from Batman. Rival gangs (and the GCPD) marked their territory by "tagging' or spray painting their logos on walls.


Shadow of the Bat 83

Cover Date: March 1999
Subtitle: No Law and a New Order part 2: Strategy (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Bob Gale
Artists(s): Matt Hollingsworth, Wayne Faucher
Storyline: Oracle began to get reports of a "Bat" tag (territorial marking). To increase GCPD (Blue Boy) territory, Gordon planned to start a war between rival gangs and clean up after them. A woman in costume claiming to be "the Bat" began laying down vengeance on bullies. Word started spreading that Batman was back in town. Joker made a move for territory.


Batman 563

Cover Date: March 1999
Subtitle: No Law and a New Order part 3: Tactics (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Bob Gale
Artists(s): Alex Maleev, Wayne Faucher
Storyline: With a simple over-tag by the Blue Boys (GCPD), a war broke out between the LoBoys and the Street Demonz. After days of bloody combat, the Blue Boys simply walked in and claimed both territories (which included Police HQ and the Clocktower where Barbara lived). Batman and Alfred returned to Gotham City. After contacting Oracle, Batman ran into the new Batgirl. He told her he did not approve, but also did not disapprove; he ordered her to not disgrace the symbol.


Detective 730

Cover Date: March 1999
Subtitle: No Law and a New Order part 4: Language (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Bob Gale
Artists(s): Alex Maleev, Wayne Faucher
Storyline: James Gordon, even after seeing the Bat tag, continued trying to convince himself that Batman was gone. Batman infiltrated Scarface's gang, took him down, and claimed his territory.


trade paperback edition


notes

  • This was done before the No Man's Land vol 1-5, so it is made redundant by them.
  • NML1 has a lenticular cover done by Alex Ross.