Commissioner Gordon is fighting to reclaim the city from one end, and Batman is fighting from the other side, but it is the citizens of Gotham who are the real soldiers. They are caught in the middle trying to survive, and trying to preserve some basic human decency in the midst chaos and war. There are a few safe zones in the city. Dr. Leslie Thompkins is running a clinic for anyone who can make it to her door, and one Catholic priest is creating a sanctuary in his former parish. It’s a question of whether that kind of idealism can survive the No Man’s Land of Gotham City and the reappearance of Gothams’ chronic villans, and whether, perhaps now more than ever, that kind of idealism is desperately needed.
Batman: No Man’s Land, vol. 3
By Greg Rucka, Kelley Puckett, Larry Hama, Janet Harvey
Art by Dan Jurgens, Damion Scott, Rick Burchett, Jon Bogdanove, Mike Deodato, Sergio Cariello
DC Comics 2000