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Encyclopedia > Gotham City
The Gotham skyline with the Bat signal. From Batman: City of Crime. Art by Ramon Bachs and Nathan Massengill.
The Gotham skyline with the Bat signal. From Batman: City of Crime. Art by Ramon Bachs and Nathan Massengill.

Gotham City is a fictional city appearing in DC Comics, and is best known as the home of Batman. Batman's place of residence was first identified as Gotham City in Batman #4 (Winter 1940). New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Image File history File links Gothamskyline. ... Image File history File links Gothamskyline. ... Dragnet is a 1987 film starring Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Dabney Coleman, Harry Morgan, and Alexandra Paul, directed by Tom Mankiewicz. ... FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...

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Fictional history

In Swamp Thing #53, Alan Moore wrote a fictional history for Gotham City that other writers have generally followed. According to Moore's tale, a Norwegian mercenary founded Gotham City in 1635 and the British later took it over -- a story that parallels the founding of New York by the Dutch (as New Amsterdam) and later takeover by the British. During the American Revolutionary War, Gotham City was the site of a major battle and rumors held it to be the site of various occult rites. For other uses, see Swamp Thing (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Alan Moore, see Alan Moore (disambiguation). ... The Vikings, or Norse, explored and settled areas of the North Atlantic, including the northeast fringes of North America, beginning in the 10th century of the common era. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the settlement in present-day New York City. ... This article is about military actions only. ... For other uses, see Occult (disambiguation). ...


Shadowpact #5 by Bill Willingham expanded upon Gotham's occult heritage by depicting a being who has slept for 40,000 years beneath the land upon which Gotham City was built. Strega, the being's servant, says that the "dark and often cursed character" of the city was influenced by the being who now uses the name "Doctor Gotham." The Shadowpact is a group of magic-based heroes who fought against the Spectre in the 2005 limited series Day of Vengeance, published by DC Comics. ... Bill Willingham (born December 1956 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia) is an American writer and artist of comic books. ...


In "The Batman" it is stated that Gotham City was founded by Europeans who lost everything to wealthy industrialists who polluted a lake and made a swamp, thereby creating Solomon Grundy. Solomon Grundy is a DC Comics character, a large, strong zombie supervillain. ...


Many storylines have added more events to Gotham's history, at the same time greatly affecting the city and its people. Perhaps the greatest in impact was a long set of serial storylines, which started with Ra's Al Ghul releasing a debilitating virus called the "Clench" during the "Contagion" storyline. As that arc wrapped, the city was beginning to recover, only to suffer an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter Scale in "Cataclysm". This resulted in the federal government cutting Gotham off from the rest of the United States in "No Man's Land." This trio of storylines allowed writers the freedom to redefine the nature and mood of the city. The result suggested a harder city with a more resilient, resourceful, and cynical populace; a more dramatic and varied architecture; and more writing possibilities by attributing new locales to the rebuilding of the city.[citation needed] Ras al Ghul, sometimes written Rās al Ghūl (Arabic: رأس الغول), is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy of Batman. ... The Richter magnitude scale, or more correctly local magnitude ML scale, assigns a single number to quantify the amount of seismic energy released by an earthquake. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


The name "Gotham City" is generally associated with Batman and DC Comics, although it also appears in the first Mr. Scarlet story by France Herron and Jack Kirby from Wow Comics #1. Kirby historian Greg Theakston notes that this was published December 13, 1940, shortly before Batman #4 was published.[1] Mr. ... Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...


Atmosphere

In terms of atmosphere, Batman writer and editor Dennis O'Neil has said that, figuratively, "Batman's Gotham City is Manhattan below Fourteenth Street at eleven minutes past midnight on the coldest night in November."[2] Batman is an ongoing comic book series featuring the DC Comics action hero of the same name. ... Dennis Denny ONeil is a comic book writer and editor, principally for Marvel Comics and DC Comics in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, and Group Editor for the Batman family of books until his retirement. ...


Gotham City's atmosphere took on a lighter tone in the comics of the 1950s and part of the 1960s, similar to the tone of Batman stories of that era. However, by the early 1970s the tone of the city, as well as that of the stories, had become grittier. Today, the portrayal of Gotham is a dark and foreboding metropolis rife with crime, grime, corruption, and a deep-seated sense of urban decay. Urban decay and renewal in Cincinnati Urban decay is the popular term for both the physical and social degeneration of cities and large towns. ...


Architecture

Gotham's new skyline. Planned by Lex Luthor after the events of No Man's Land.
Gotham's new skyline. Planned by Lex Luthor after the events of No Man's Land.

Different artists have depicted Gotham in different ways. But they often base their interpretations on various real architectural periods and styles, with exaggerated characteristics, such as massively multi-tiered flying buttresses on cathedrals, or the huge Art Deco and Art Nouveau statuary seen in Tim Burton's movie version. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 398 KB)[edit] Summary http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 398 KB)[edit] Summary http://www. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional DC Comics supervillain and the archenemy of the superhero Superman. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Vitebsk Railway Station one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture. ...


Within the Batman mythos, the person cited as being influential in promoting the unique architecture of Gotham City during the pre-American Civil War era was Judge Solomon Wayne, Bruce Wayne's ancestor. His campaign to reform Gotham came to a head when he met a young architect named Cyrus Pinkney. Wayne commissioned Pinkney to design and to build the first "Gotham Style" structures in what became the center of the city's financial district. The "Gotham Style" idea of the writers matches parts of the Gothic Revival in style and timing. In a 1992 storyline, a man obsessed with Pinkney's architecture blew up several Gotham buildings in order to reveal the Pinkney structures they had hidden; the editorial purpose behind this was to transform the city depicted in the comics to resemble the designs created by Anton Furst for the 1989 Batman film.[3][4][5] Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin San Sebastian Church in Manila, Philippines made entirely of steel. ... Anton Furst is a distinguished production designer who won an Oscar for designing the Batmobile and the noirish nightmare version of Gotham City in Tim Burtons Batman (1989). ...


After "No Man's Land", Lex Luthor took the challenge of rebuilding Gotham City after the events of "Cataclysm". Gotham's old Art-deco and Gothic structures were replaced with modern glass skyscrapers and buildings. Lex Luthor is a fictional DC Comics supervillain and the archenemy of the superhero Superman. ...


Police and corruption

A common theme in stories set in Gotham is the rampant and recurring corruption within the city's civil authorities and infrastructure, most notably within the Gotham City Police Department. During stories set early in Batman's career (most notably "Batman: Year One"), Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb was depicted as having his hands in many pockets. However, Batman found evidence for conspiracy charges, forcing Loeb to resign his position. Later stories depicted subsequent commissioners as also being corruptible, or open to various forms of influence. In other stories, Batman has had to take on crooked cops, either acting in collusion with supervillains, working for the mob, or on their own. Later stories, featuring James Gordon as the new Commissioner, show the two characters often uniting to purge corruption from the force. Gordon was the commissioner for about 9 to 10 years of continuity, then retired, handing the police force over to his replacement, Commissioner Akins.[citation needed] Recent stories have returned Gordon to the position of Commissioner, unfortunately to find corruption taking a greater hold since his departure. The Gotham City Police Department (GCPD) is a fictional police department servicing the city of Gotham City in the DC Universe. ... Batman: Year One was the title of a comic book written by Frank Miller, illustrated by David Mazzuchelli and colored/painted by Richmond Lewis, released in 1988 by DC Comics. ... Gillian B. Loeb was the fictitious Gotham City police commissioner in the DC Universe in the story arc, Batman: Year One. ... In the criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between natural persons to break the law at some time in the future, and, in some cases, with at least one overt act in furtherance of that agreement. ... James Jim Worthington Gordon is a supporting character in DC Comics Batman series. ... Commissioner is a designation that may be used for a variety of official positions, especially referring to a high-ranking public (administrative or police) official, or an analogous official in the private sector (e. ... Michael Akins is a fictional character in DC Comics Batman comics series. ...


Geography

One possible map of Gotham. Original design of map by Eliot R. Brown for Gotham City Secret Files and Origins #1; this version is used by Oracle in the No Man's Land series.
One possible map of Gotham. Original design of map by Eliot R. Brown for Gotham City Secret Files and Origins #1; this version is used by Oracle in the No Man's Land series.

Gotham City's geography, like other fictional cities' geographies in the DC Universe, has varied over the decades, because of changing writers, editors and storylines. At various times the depiction has Gotham on the shores of "Lake Gotham". The majority of appearances, however, place Gotham on the eastern coast of the United States. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (587x910, 140 KB)A map of Gotham City in the DC Universe. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (587x910, 140 KB)A map of Gotham City in the DC Universe. ...


Maps shown in various comics have depicted the city in different places. Many of the maps directly use Manhattan, Vancouver, and other real coastlines as their basis, while others are completely original. One map showing Gotham City in relation to Metropolis, the home of Superman, published in New Adventures of Superboy #22 (October 1981), placed Gotham City and Metropolis on opposite sides of a large bay. On "The Batman" Gotham is shown as being near a large coast and far away from Metropolis to fly a plane there. In Swamp Thing vol. 2, #53 (October 1986) the geography of Rhode Island was the basis of another map of Gotham City. The current definitive maps of Gotham City are those based on the ones produced for the "No Man's Land" story arc. Director Christopher Nolan commissioned a map of Gotham for his movie Batman Begins that also used the "No Man's Land" map as a basis. The airport was moved to the Northeast, Narrows Island was inserted between Midtown and Downtown, and Wayne Tower was moved to Midtown, about where the "54" marker on the map to the left is located.[citation needed] This article is about the borough of New York City. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Metropolis Skyline, as seen in Smallville. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Superboy is the name of several fictional characters in the DC Universe, most of them youthful incarnations of Superman. ... For other uses, see Metropolis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


The distance between Gotham City and Metropolis has varied over the years, ranging everywhere from being hundreds of miles apart to being twin cities on opposite sides of a large bay. Blüdhaven, a city that for several years was home to Nightwing, is located near Gotham City. Additionally, the Seven Soldiers of Victory series Klarion the Witch Boy, calls New York City the "Cinderella City", referring to nearby Metropolis and Gotham as its "ugly stepsisters". This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bay redirects here. ... Blüdhaven is a fictional city in the DC Universe. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... The Seven Soldiers of Victory (also known as Laws Legionaires) is a fictional team of comic book superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... Klarion the Witch Boy is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe character first seen in the pages of The Demon in 1973. ...


One older theory was proposed by Mark Gruenwald, who later went on to be a major writer/editor at Marvel Comics, and published in the 1970s in the DC house fanzine, The Amazing World of DC Comics in an issue dedicated to the Justice League. Gruenwald suggested that Gotham City is located somewhere in the state of New Jersey while Metropolis is located in close vicinity to Washington, D.C. Mark Gruenwald (June 18, 1953-August 12, 1996) was an American comic book writer and editor. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... A fanzine (see also: zine) is a nonprofessional publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ...

A Gotham City driver's licence
A Gotham City driver's licence

Man-Bat #3 refers to Gotham City being in the Central Time zone. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Man-Bat (real name Dr. Kirk Langström) is a fictional character in DC Comics universe who first appeared in Detective Comics #400, illustrated by Neal Adams. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ...


According to the Planetary/Batman one-shot, a Gotham City also exists in the Wildstorm universe. It is similar to its DC Universe counterpart, but is not usually home to costumed vigilantes. In Captain Atom: Armageddon Gotham City does not exist in the Wildstorm universe. Planetary is an American comic book series created by Warren Ellis (writer) and John Cassaday (artist), published by the Wildstorm imprint of DC Comics. ... WildStorm Productions, or simply WildStorm or Wildstorm, is a publishing imprint and studio of American comic book publisher DC Comics. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... Captain Atom is a fictional comic book superhero. ...


The Atlas of the DC Universe, published in 1990 by Mayfair Games Inc. as a supplement to the DC Heroes role-playing game (under license from DC Comics), places Gotham City in southern New Jersey (and Metropolis in Delaware). This source, never officially recognized by DC Comics, has since been contradicted with regards to other locations.


In the Batgirl series, as well as in the Vertigo Comics' Sandman series, Gotham is implied to be an entire state, analgous to New York, with Gotham City as its capital. In both cases, the book refers to "Upstate Gotham". Batgirl is a DC Comics superhero. ... Vertigo logo Vertigo is an imprint of comic book and graphic novel publisher DC Comics. ... The Sandman is a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published in the United States by DC Comics for 75 issues from 1988 until 1996. ...


A Gotham City driver's licence shown in Batman: Shadow of the Bat annual #1, contains the line "Gotham City, NJ", placing Gotham City in New Jersey.


Detective Comics #503 (June 1983) includes several references suggesting Gotham City is in or near New Jersey. A location on the Jersey Shore is described as "twenty miles north of Gotham." Robin and Batgirl drive from a "secret New Jersey airfield" to Gotham City and then drive on the "Hudson County Highway." Hudson County is the name of an actual New Jersey county. Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ... Hudson County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ...


On a viral website of the movie The Dark Knight, it depicts the train routes in a map[6] showing some of the streets and even the airport. The Dark Knight may refer to Batman, a DC Comics superhero. ...


Notable residents

Many comic book series and characters are set in Gotham. The most notable characters are Batman and Robin. Some of the most prominent characters directly connected to Batman whose adventures are set in Gotham are Nightwing, Huntress, Barbara Gordon and most recently Batwoman. The Huntress is a superheroine from DC Comics. ... Barbara Babs Gordon is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics and related media, created by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino. ... Batwoman (originally referred to as the Bat-Woman) is a fictional character, a female counterpart to DC Comics popular superhero Batman. ...


Other DC characters have also been depicted to be living in Gotham, including Jason Blood, Ragman, The Question, Plastic Man, Zatara and Zatanna, Simon Dark, and Tommy Monaghan, the anti-hero Hitman. The superhero teams Section 8 and the Justice Society of America are also shown operating in Gotham City. The Demon is a DC Comics superhero series created by prolific comic book writer-artist Jack Kirby. ... Ragman is a fictional mystic vigilante and superhero who first appeared in the short-lived series named after him. ... The Question is an American comic book superhero. ... Plastic Man (Patrick Eel OBrian) is a fictional comic-book superhero originally published by Quality Comics and later acquired by DC Comics. ... Giovanni Zatara is a fictional character in the DC Universe. ... Zatanna Zatara is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... “Tommy Monaghan” redirects here. ... Section 8 is a superhero team created by Garth Ennis and John McCrea which frequently appeared in the pages of Hitman. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ...


Within the DC Universe continuity, Batman is not the first hero in Gotham. Stories featuring Alan Scott, the Golden Age Green Lantern, set before and during World War II depict Scott living in Gotham, and later depictions[7] show him running his Gotham Broadcasting Corporation. Additionally, the Justice Society of America, Doctor Fate, and the Golden Age Black Canary have been depicted as operating in Gotham. Black Canary's daughter, the Modern Age Black Canary, is based in Gotham through much of the Birds of Prey series. Arella (formerly Angela Roth), a supporting character in Teen Titans and mother of Titan member Raven, is shown in flashback to have resided in Gotham City as a teenager. For other uses, see Allan Scott. ... Superman, catalyst of the Golden Age: Superman #14 (Feb. ... The Green Lantern redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Doctor Fate is a DC Comics superhero and wizard, best known as a member of the Justice Society of America. ... Black Canary is a fictional character, a DC Comics superheroine. ... The Modern Age of Comic Books is an informal name for the period in the history of mainstream American comic books generally considered to last from the mid-1980s until present day. ... Birds of Prey is a comic book published by DC Comics that features the adventures of a group of female superheroes who are based in Gotham City (and later Metropolis). ... In the Teen Titans comics and animated universe, Angela Roth, commonly called Arella, is the pacifist mother of the superhero psychic Raven. ... The Teen Titans, also known as “The New Teen Titans”, “New Titans”, or “The Titans”, a DC Comics superhero team. ... Raven is a fictional character and superhero in the DC Comics. ...


Apart from Gotham's superhero residents, the residents of the city feature in a back-up series in Detective Comics called "Tales of Gotham City"[issue # needed] and in two limited series called Gotham Nights. Additionally, the Gotham City Police Department is the focus of the series Gotham Central. For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... Gotham Central was a police procedural comic book series that was published by DC Comics. ...


Mayors in the comic books

Several mayors of Gotham have appeared in the comic book series that collectively form the "Batman Family" of titles:

Several mayors of Gotham have appeared in the comic book series that collectively form the Batman Family of titles: The first Mayor of Gotham seen in the comics was unnamed, but drawn to look like New York Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia (Batman #12 and Detective Comics #68). ...

Officers of the law in the comics

The Gotham City Police Department (GCPD) is a fictional police department servicing the city of Gotham City in the DC Universe. ...

Notable areas, landmarks, institutions and businesses

Map of Gotham City that hangs behind Jim Gordon's desk, as it appears in Chapter Two of The Long Halloween. Art by Tim Sale.
Map of Gotham City that hangs behind Jim Gordon's desk, as it appears in Chapter Two of The Long Halloween. Art by Tim Sale.

Gotham City is a major economic center within the United States of the DC Universe; its important industries include: manufacturing; shipping; finance; fine arts, represented by its numerous museums, galleries, and jewelers; and the production of giant novelty props. In addition to its commercial seaport, it also supports a naval shipyard.[citation needed] One possible map of Gotham. ... Image File history File links Gotham_City. ... Image File history File links Gotham_City. ... Tim Sale (born 1956 in Ithaca, New York) is an American Eisner Award winning comic book artist. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ... Damaged package The Panama canal. ... The field of finance refers to the concepts of time, money and risk and how they are interelated. ... Fine art refers to arts that are concerned with beauty or which appealed to taste (SOED 1991). ... For other uses, see Museum (disambiguation). ... Jewellery (Jewelry in American spelling) comprises ornamental objects worn by persons, typically made with gemstones and precious metals. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Fish ladder and shipyard in Grave, the Netherlands Construction hall of Schichau Seebeck Shipyard, Bremerhaven Gdynia Shipyard Shipyards and dockyards are places which repair and build ships. ...


Major businesses based in Gotham City include its most noteworthy corporation: Wayne Enterprises, which specializes in various industrial aspects and advanced technological research and development.


Noteworthy newspapers in Gotham City include the Gotham Gazette and the "Gotham Globe". In the Silver Age comics, the editor-in-chief of Metropolis newspaper The Daily Planet, Perry White, had once worked for the Gazette early in his career. Showcase #4 (Oct. ... Editing is the process of preparing language, images, or sound through correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications in various media. ... This article is about the fictional newspaper. ... Perry White is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics, and is the editor-in-chief of the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet. ...


Gotham sports

  • Baseball: The city's baseball team, the Gotham Goliaths, is a pun on the actual New York Giants/San Francisco Giants. Other proposed team names include the Gotham City Eagles (cross-town rivals as seen on Batman (TV series)), the Gotham Knights (in Greg Rucka's novel Batman: No Man's Land), the Gotham Giants (The Daily Planet Guide to Gotham City), the Gotham Griffins, and the Gotham Monarchs (a Metropolis franchise that moved to the city after No Man's Land). The comic based on The Batman, The Batman Strikes, calls Gotham's baseball team the Gotham Guardians.
  • Basketball: The Gotham Gators are the city's professional basketball team (as seen on The Batman). In the 52 (comic book) website, Gotham's basketball team is known as the Guardsmen (article Bring on the Thunder!). There is also a women's team known as the Gotham Valkyries (The Daily Planet Guide to Gotham City) or in other publications the Gotham Amazons.
  • American football: The Gotham Knights are the local football team (as seen on Batman: The Animated Series Episode #024 - "Fear of Victory"). Gotham Goliaths and Gotham Wildcats have also been used as franchise names (The Daily Planet Guide to Gotham City).
  • Ice Hockey: The local ice hockey franchise is known as the Gotham Blades (The Daily Planet Guide to Gotham City).

This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... This article is about the 1960s television series. ... Greg Rucka is an American writer of novels and comic books. ... The Batman may refer to: Batman, the fictional character. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...

Arkham Asylum

Main article: Arkham Asylum

Arkham Asylum is the primary but involuntary residence of many of Batman's foes. Dennis O'Neil named Arkham Asylum as an homage to the works of H. P. Lovecraft. For years, artists have rendered it predominantly as an old and sometimes crumbling structure, but at times some artists have depicted it as a more modern facility (notably, the storyline "The Last Arkham" involved Jeremiah Arkham tearing down the old asylum and replacing it with a modern structure more akin to a supermax prison). Its exterior and interior appearances often change to match the moods and needs of the creative team. In some stories, the rooms have the stereotypical white padded walls of a mental hospital, in others the brick or stone cells of an old-fashioned asylum, and in still others the glass and steel private rooms of a modern hospital. The suggestion often made is that its history in the city reaches back to the early part of the 20th century, and that its manager is always a member of the Arkham family. Its current manager is Jeremiah Arkham, the nephew of founder Amadeus Arkham. Perhaps the most notable trait of Arkham is that many writers have placed a seeming revolving door on it, whereby Batman's villains either escape or are freed very shortly after being admitted, allowing writers to use them without complications. Characters often comment on this situation, either comically or seriously remarking on the need for better security and care at Arkham. Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ... This article is about the author. ...


In other media

1960s

The 1960s live-action Batman television series never specified Gotham's location. The related theatrical movie, however, showed Gotham to have a harbor and a beach. One episode refers to Gotham Rock, implying a location analogous to Boston.[8] This article is about the 1960s television series. ... For the 1989 version starring Michael Keaton, see Batman (1989 film). ... Boston redirects here. ...


Although the setting for the series was Gotham City (as with virtually all Batman serials), several New York City locations are noted throughout the series. Among them are the New York Public Library Central Research Building on West 42nd Street, Central Park, and Foley Square in Lower Manhattan. Portions of the 1966 film also were shot on location in NYC. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The New York Public Library (NYPL) is one of the leading public libraries of the world and is one of Americas most significant research libraries. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... Foley Square is a city park situated in lower Manhattan on the site of the historic Five Corners neighborhood and named after a prominent Tammany Hall district leader and local saloon owner, Thomas F. “Big Tom” Foley (1852-1925). ... Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Rigid airship the USS Akron over Lower Manhattan Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ...


1989 movie

Gotham City's skyline, as it appears in the 1989 Batman movie.
Gotham City's skyline, as it appears in the 1989 Batman movie.

In the opening lines of the Sam Hamm screenplay to the 1989 film version, Gotham is described as Hell erupted through the pavement and built a city (similar to a Pandæmonium, or the capital of hell, from the terms of John Milton). The logic in screenplay is when elevators were utilized for taller structures, the buildings over a few stories were built around the existing structures of Gotham Town. These skyscapers cast a shadow over the city coupled with the smoke from Gotham's industry kept the city in perpetual dusk. Image File history File links Gotham_skyline. ... Image File history File links Gotham_skyline. ... For other uses, see Skyline (disambiguation). ... For the album based on the film, see Batman (album). ... Sam Hamm is an American screenwriter, perhaps best known for writing the screenplays for the Tim Burton Batman films. ... Pandæmonium is the capital of Hell in epic poem Paradise Lost by the 17th century English poet John Milton. ... For other persons named John Milton, see John Milton (disambiguation). ...


A map of Gotham City used in the film Batman (1989) was actually an inverted map of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In the same movie, a map of the Axis Chemical plant was actually a map of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. For the album based on the film, see Batman (album). ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... Axis Chemicals is a fictional chemical plant in the first Batman film and in DC Comics. ... “Burnaby” redirects here. ...


Anton Furst did the production design for the first Batman film directed by Tim Burton[9]. Anton Furst's set designs for the Batman movie were an attempt to imagine what might have happened to New York City had there been no planning commission and had it been run by pure extortion and crime. Hence, there were no height restrictions, the skyscrapers were cantilevered toward the street rather than away, there were lots of bridges over the streets. In return, the city appeared to be extremely dark and claustrophobic. Burton even stated himself that his take on Gotham was "As if Hell came sprouting out of the concrete and kept right on growing." Anton Furst is a distinguished production designer who won an Oscar for designing the Batmobile and the noirish nightmare version of Gotham City in Tim Burtons Batman (1989). ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark gothic atmosphere in his high-profile films. ...


The individual buildings in Furst's version of Gotham were based on a whole host of influences. The cathedral was based on Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família, the Flugelheim Museum exterior was based on the work of Shin Takamatsu, and some of the other influences were Otto Wagner, Norman Foster, and Albert Speer.[10] In essence, Furst deliberately mixed clashing architectural styles to make Gotham City the ugliest and bleakest metropolis imaginable. For other uses, see Cathedral (disambiguation). ... Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí i Cornet (Riudoms or Reus, 25 June 1852 – Barcelona, 10 June 1926) – sometimes referred to by the Spanish translation of his name, Antonio Gaudí – was a Spanish, Catalan architect, who belonged to the Modernisme (Art Nouveau) movement and was famous for his unique style and... For the Alan Parsons Project song, see La Sagrada Familia (song). ... Otto Wagner Otto Koloman Wagner (13 July 1841–11 April 1918) was an Austrian architect. ... The restored Reichstag in Berlin, housing the German parliament. ... For the son of Albert Speer, also an architect, see Albert Speer (the younger). ...


For Wayne Manor, Knebworth House, a Gothic Tudor mansion 28 miles north of London was used for the exterior. The interior however, is Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. Wayne Manor in 1989s Batman. ... Knebworth House is a country house near Stevenage in Hertfordshire, England. ... The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ... Tudor architecture is the architecture of the Tudor period, ie. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The great hall Hatfield House is a country house set in a large park, the Great Park, on the eastern side of the town of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ...


The flag of Gotham City closely resembles the state flag of Indiana. It can be seen briefly in Harvey Dent's office. Categories: Stub | U.S. state flags | Indiana ... Two-Face, from Batman #234, August 1971. ...

See also: Batman (1989 film)#Design

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Batman Returns

Gotham during Christmas, as seen in Batman Returns.
Gotham during Christmas, as seen in Batman Returns.

For Tim Burton's second Batman film, Batman Returns[11] (1992), Bo Welch took over the production design[12] duties from Anton Furst. Welch for the most part, based his designs on Furst's concepts.[13] Whereas Anton Furst's designs showed a considerable amount of sinister visual grandeur, Bo Welch's designs had a more whimsical approach.[14][15][16] Image File history File links Merry_christmas,_from_gotham_city. ... Image File history File links Merry_christmas,_from_gotham_city. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Returns (video game). ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Returns (video game). ... The year 1992 in film involved many significant films. ... Bo Welch (born November 30, 1951) is a former motion picture production designer turned director. ...


At least 50% of the Warner Brothers lot was taken up with Gotham City sets. The massive Gotham City sets were all constructed to be mobile, and were often shifted between days of filming. Michelle Pfeiffer (Catwoman) routinely got lost on her way to filming each day. Warner Bros. ... -1... This article is about the comic book character. ...

See also: Batman Returns#Filming

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Batman Forever/Batman & Robin

When Joel Schumacher took over directing the Batman films from Tim Burton, Barbara Ling handled the production design for both of Schumacher's films (1995's Batman Forever[17][18] and 1997's Batman & Robin[19][20]). Ling's vision of Gotham City was a luminous and marvelously outlandish evocation of Modern expressionism.[21] Its futuristic-like concepts (to a certain extent, akin to the 1982 film Blade Runner[22]) appeared to be sort of a cross between Manhattan and the "Neo-Tokyo" of Akira. Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York, New York, USA) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... For the 1949 serial Batman and Robin, see Batman and Robin (serial). ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Perspective drawing from La Citta Nuova by SantElia, 1914. ... // This is the year of film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which will become the highest grossing movie for almost 15 years (until Titanic), earning double or triple against any major film of the 1980s. ... This article is about the 1982 film. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... This article is about the 1988 animated film. ...


Batman Forever was going to be shot in Cincinnati, using the old subway tunnel. The exterior of the Gotham City Hippodrome (the arena where the "Flying Graysons" performed their trapeze act) is based on the exterior of Union Terminal, a famous 1930s Art Deco train station in Cincinnati.[23] Cincinnati redirects here. ... Downtown Cincinnati Subway entrance Cincinnati, Ohio built part of a citywide rapid transit system, until funds ran out in 1925. ... The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, originally Cincinnati Union Terminal, is a passenger railroad station in the Queensgate neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. ...


Exterior scenes of Wayne Manor for Batman Forever were filmed at the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in Long Island, New York. The production team had to change the school's "W" on the entrance gate because it had an anchor behind it. Wayne Manor in 1989s Batman. ... The Webb Institute is a specialized private college in Glen Cove, New York that has only one program, which is undergraduate. ... This article is about Long Island in New York State. ...


The exterior set for Two-Face's hide out in Batman Forever was the same set used in the first disappearance of Max Shreck in Batman Returns. Two-Face is a fictional character, a supervillain and enemy of Batman in the DC Comics Universe. ... Christopher Walken as Max Shreck in 1992s Batman Returns. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Returns (video game). ...


The Arkham Asylum that was seen in Batman Forever was designed as a tall, spiraling castle-like structure, with narrow hallways lined with brightly-lit glass bricks. Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ...


During Mr. Freeze’s attempt to freeze Gotham in the film Batman & Robin[24] (1997), the targeting screen for his giant laser locates it somewhere on the New England shoreline, possibly as far north as Maine. Mr. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ...


The soundtrack for Batman & Robin featured a song named after the city and sung by R. Kelly. R. Kelly (born Robert Sylvester Kelly on January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American R&B and pop singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional rapper. ...

See also: Batman_Forever#Production

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Batman Begins/The Dark Knight

Gotham City as shown in Batman Begins.
Gotham City as shown in Batman Begins.

Batman Begins (2005) leaves the location of Gotham ambiguous. Alfred comments that the caverns beneath Wayne Manor that are to be converted into the Batcave were once used by a Wayne ancestor to hide escaping slaves in the Underground Railroad. This places the location anywhere from the northeast United States to Iowa. In another scene involving the new 'Batmobile', a reference to I-17 is made. In reality, however, Interstate 17 is located entirely within the state of Arizona. For Wayne Manor itself, the former Rothschild estate, Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire, was used to portray its exterior and interior. Image File history File links Gotham_City_Batman_Begins. ... Image File history File links Gotham_City_Batman_Begins. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... The year 2005 in film involved some significant events. ... Alfred Pennyworth is a fictional supporting character in the DC Comics Batman series. ... Wayne Manor in 1989s Batman. ... H. B. Lindsley, Harriet Tubman, c. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Tumbler Batmobile as seen in Batman Begins. ... Interstate 17 is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Arizona, United States. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... The Rothschild banking family of England was founded in 1798 by Nathan Mayer von Rothschild (1777-1836) who first settled in Manchester but then moved to London. ... Mentmore in the 1990s Mentmore Towers is a large English country house in the village of Mentmore in Buckinghamshire. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ...


The Gotham depicted in Batman Begins is a digitally-enhanced Chicago, complete with its famous elevated train tracks, skyline, and subterranean streets filmed on Lower Wacker Drive. Various Chicago skyscrapers are visible in several shots, including a part of the Sears Tower, Two Prudential Plaza, the Water Tower and the twin Marina City towers. Even the automobile license plates shown throughout the film are reminiscent of Illinois' license plate design. The Chicago Board of Trade Building was the visual inspiration for the film's Wayne Tower design. Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... All three levels of Wacker Drive, east of Columbus Drive, including a ramp between the upper and lower (middle) levels Wacker Drive is a major street in Chicago, Illinois, United States, running along the south side of the main branch and the east side of the south branch of the... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... Two Prudential Plaza is a skyscraper built in Chicago in 1990. ... The Chicago Water Tower is a contributing property in the Old Chicago Water Tower District landmark district. ... Marina City from across the river. ... The Chicago Board of Trade Building houses the Chicago Board of Trade, the worlds largest futures and options exchange. ...


Director Christopher Nolan worked with production designer Nathan Crowley to create the look of Gotham City. Nolan designed Gotham City to be a large, modern metropolitan area that would reflect the various periods of architecture that the city had gone through. Elements were drawn from New York City, Chicago, and Tokyo, the latter for its elevated freeways and monorails, but it could be seen that they were much more inspired by the 1927 film Metropolis. Christopher Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is an Academy Award nominated film director, writer and producer. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... See also: 1926 in film 1927 1928 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events January 10 - The film Metropolis by Fritz Lang premieres. ... For other uses, see Metropolis (disambiguation). ...


In Batman Begins, the Narrows was based on the slummish nature of the now-demolished walled city of Kowloon in Hong Kong.[25] One notable change in this version of Arkham Asylum from the comics was the location. While the location has varied in the comics, it is generally located some distance outside of Gotham City, often in a rural or forested location. However, Batman Begins has it in the middle of Gotham City, located in the Narrows. Slums in Delhi, India. ... This article is about the former unique residential block in Hong Kong. ... Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ...


Batman: The Animated Series

In a first season episode entitled "Joker's Favor," Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995) depicted a driver's license of a Gotham area resident, listing his hometown as "Gotham Estates, NY". This implies that Gotham City borders or is within the state of New York, and has suburbs (such as Gotham Estates) within commuting distance. In one episode, when Bruce Wayne leaves for England, it shows Gotham City located on New York's Long Island, clearly in the same location of Queens County. The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... The year 1992 in television involved some significant events. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1995. ... This article is about the state. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... Commuters on the New York City Subway during rush hour Rush hour at Shinjuku Station, Yamanote Line Traffic jam Commuting is the process of travelling between a place of residence and a place of work. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ...


Another episode of the same television show, however, implies that Gotham resides in a state of the same name. A prison workshop was shown stamping license plates that read "Gotham - The Dark Deco State" (as a reference to the artistic style of the series, this plate may have been intended to simply be one of the visual gags that were common on the program). In addition, the episode entitled "Harlequinade" states that Gotham City has a population of approximately 10 million people. The Art Deco spire of the Chrysler Building in New York, built 1928–1930. ...


During the events of the direct-to-video film, Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, a computer screen displaying Barbara Gordon's personal information shows Gotham City, NY, but also displays her area code as being 212 - a common Manhattan area code A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ... Batman & Mr. ... Barbara Babs Gordon is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics and related media, created by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ...


Batman Beyond

Batman Beyond envisions a Gotham City fifty years into the future. In it, a futuristic architecture which mixes gothic and Asian influences, reminiscent of the film Akira, with elevated streets looping around buildings, has replaced the gothic architecture based on early 20th century American city. Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and India) is an American animated television series created by The WB Television Network in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. ... This article is about the 1988 animated film. ...


The Batman

Gotham City in The Batman shares many similarities to Gotham depicted in Batman Begins, resembling a darker Chicago in architecture. Elements of art decor, albeit toned down, are prevalent as well. The sky is almost always coloured red or green when depicted at night. Landmarks in the series include Lady Gotham, with an outstretched arm holding a sword and the other holding a shield. Wayne Manor is positioned in Gotham City itself, and has a taller, less stately appearance, resembling New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel in parts. The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... This article is about the hotel. ...


Landmarks in other media

  • Batman: The Animated Series
  • The Statue of Justice — The statue varies from the comics in that she is shown holding a shield and a torch.
  • Stonegate Prison — The city's main prison as opposed to "Blackgate" in the comics.
  • Batman Beyond
  • Crime Alley — Bruce Wayne used his influence to keep the street preserved during the rebuilding of Gotham, making it the only part of the present-day Gotham City to remain.
  • Batman (1989 film)
  • Axis Chemicals — The factory where Jack Napier fell into a vat of chemicals and became the Joker. The name differs from Ace Chemical Processing Inc. in the comics.
  • Batman Begins
  • Gotham Docks — This is the site of the final arrest of Carmine Falcone.
  • The Narrows — An even seedier, grittier portion of Gotham than the East End. Described as dangerous and dilapidated, the residents of the city often viewed the area as the skid row of Gotham. The area is located on an island joined to Gotham proper by the Narrowsborough Bridge, an obvious dig into New York's very own Queensboro Bridge. Arkham Asylum is located in this area. This area is similar to the East End, though it is unclear if it is supposed to be that same area.

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Alternate officers of the law

  • Batman (1960s TV show)
  • Batman (1989 film)
  • Birds of Prey (TV series from 2002-2003)
  • Detective Jesse Reese - Was played by Shemar Moore. The only honest cop in New Gotham who can help the Birds of Prey.
  • The Batman (TV series started in 2004)

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Mayors in other media

  • Batman (1960s live-action TV series)
  • Mayor Linseed, played by Byron Keith. His name was a play on the name of New York City's then-mayor, John Lindsay. The governor of "Gotham State" was Stonefeller (as opposed to Nelson Rockefeller, who was governor of New York State during the same period). There was also a West River (as opposed to New York's East River), and "Bernie Park's Gallery", compared to the real Park Bernet Gallery.
  • Hamilton HillLloyd Bochner provides his voice in this television show. In Batman Beyond, there is a high school named after him.
  • Marion Grange — In a divergence from the comics, Grange is a male character. Adam West, who played Batman in the first television series, provides his voice.
  • Hamilton Hill - The new mayor of Gotham after Grange retires. In the TV series, he is portrayed as an African American. Lex Lang provides his voice.

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Sister cities

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References

  1. ^ The Complete Jack Kirby 1940-41 (published by Pure Imagination)
  2. ^ O'Neil, Dennis. Afterword. Batman: Knightfall, A Novel. New York: Bantam Books, 1994. 344.
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  6. ^ Gotham City Rail
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  8. ^ A Tourist's Guide to Gotham City
  9. ^ Equally important to the success of the film is Burton's dark and surreal visual style. He creates a Gotham City that is scary, cartoonish and imposing all at the same time.
  10. ^ Comic Book Resources Forums - View Single Post - Gotham City Architecture Influences
  11. ^ Batman Returns - Gotham City
  12. ^ SETS APPEAL: DESIGNING 'BATMAN RETURNS'
  13. ^ Lensed seemingly entirely indoors or on covered sets, pic is a magnificently atmospheric elaboration on German expressionism. Its look has been freshly imagined by production designer Bo Welch, based on the Oscar-winning concepts of the late Anton Furst in the first installment. Welch's Gotham City looms ominously over all individuals, and every set--from Penguin's aquariumlike lair and Shreck's lavish offices to Bruce Wayne's vaguely "Citizen Kane"-like mansion and simple back alleys--is brilliantly executed to maximum evocative effect.
  14. ^ And the sinister visual grandeur of the late Anton Furst has given way to the more whimsical approach
  15. ^ The sets by Bo Welch are amazing, a Teutonic, "Metropolis"-like Gotham -- perfect to house the larger than life characters.
  16. ^ The three-way story, involving Keaton's Batman, DeVito's Penguin and Pfeiffer's Catwoman, takes place in a wonderland of moody sets by Bo Welch.
  17. ^ Batman Forever - Gotham
  18. ^ In collaboration with production designer Barbara Ling and her crew, Schumacher has kept the series' dark and monumental look (the legacy of Frank Miller's brilliant graphic novel "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns") and, as advertised, lightened the project's overall tone.
  19. ^ Batman & Robin - Gotham City
  20. ^ Barbara Ling's no-holds-barred production design makes Gotham look more surreal than ever.
  21. ^ ``Batman & Robin's look is luminous and marvelously outlandish throughout. Barbara Ling's production design is outstanding, a stunning evocation of modern Expressionism.
  22. ^ Departing from former "Batman" director Tim Burton's gothic approach to New York, Schumacher and production designer Barbara Ling compulsively layer the background with a futuristic city design that seems to aim for "Blade Runner" by way of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."
  23. ^ Batman Forever (1995) - Trivia
  24. ^ Gotham City's gothic architecture and counterculture population has been taken to new -- and silly -- extremes, to the point where it's literally embarrassing to watch.
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Appearances outside of the comics and Batman media

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In Kim Newman's alternate history novel The Bloody Red Baron, Gotham and its university are briefly mentioned. Kim Newman (born July 31, 1959) is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. ... Alternative history or alternate history can be: A History told from an alternative viewpoint, rather than from the view of imperialist, conqueror, or explorer. ...


Gotham is mentioned in Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier as being visited by Mina Murray and Alan Quatermain, as well as being home to the Crimson Avenger. For other persons named Alan Moore, see Alan Moore (disambiguation). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Allan Quatermain is a fictional character, the protagonist of H. Rider Haggards King Solomons Mines and its various sequels and prequels. ... The Crimson Avenger is the name of three separate fictional characters, superheroes who exist in the DC Comics universe. ...


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