The Batman 100—one hundred things we love about the caped crusader, for one reason or another.
1. “Robin Dies at Dawn!” by Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff
The Caped Crusader wakes up without any memory on an alien planet that looks like Edgar Rice Burroughs crisscrossed with H.P. Lovecraft, gets saved by Robin, watches Robin die. Then it turns out it was all just a nightmare-experiment for NASA. But then Batman keeps hallucinating. One of the great tales from the Loopy-Weird school of Batman storytelling.
2. No Man’s Land
A year-long saga that played out across the late-’90s Batman books. Long story short: Earthquake half-destroys Gotham, the US government declares it a dead zone, the city turns into a feudal nightmare with every neighborhood ruled by a different supervillain. If nothing else, read the kickoff saga “No Law and a New Order,” drawn by Alex Maleev a few years before his legendary run on Daredevil. Sort of the inspiration for Batman: Arkham City and the best parts of The Dark Knight Rises.
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