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"The Message": A man called Jason Braun begins hearing voices after a bat bit him. The bat got inside his house after the earthquake and Jason was determined to leave Gotham City when the United States Government declared it No Man's Land. However, when he tried


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Batman: No Man's Land Secret Files and Origins #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of December, 1999.

Appearing in "The Message"

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  • Jason Braun (Only appearance; dies)

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Synopsis for "The Message"

A man called Jason Braun begins hearing voices after a bat bit him. The bat got inside his house after the earthquake and Jason was determined to leave Gotham City when the United States Government declared it No Man's Land. However, when he tried to leave, the voice in his head told him not to go.

The voice in Jason's head is Gotham talking to him. The city tells him to deliver a message before midnight, when the bridges are going to be destroyed. The voice guides Jason to Oracle and asks her for the city's guardian angel. Before leaving, Jason tells Oracle that the city has a message for her; that she has served the city in that way more than ever before.

On his way to the guardian angel, Jason comes across Penguin and his thugs. They try to steal from Jason but he runs away. A couple of Penguin's thugs follows him to Robinson Park. In the park, Jason stumbles into some branches and the thugs are about to catch him, when out of nowhere, Poison Ivy appears and kills the Penguin's henchmen. Jason sees the magnificent figure of Ivy and before she can harm him, he leaves the park.

Jason is feeling bad and his vision becomes blurry. He arrives at the courthouse as Oracle told him. Two-Face reaches Jason and asks him what he was doing. Jason tells him that he is looking for the cemetery near the courthouse. Two-Face takes the man to the cemetery and Jason finally finds the crouching angel statue in the cemetery. He goes to it but his condition worsens. Two-Face tosses his coin and is about to kill Jason when Huntress appears and stops him. Jason reaches the angel but he is in a terrible state. Huntress approaches Jason to see if he is alright but Jason sees Batman instead of Huntress. The voice in Jason's head then tells him that the city needs him and that he must not leave yet. Jason speaks those words to Huntress who got the message. After a while, Huntress asks Jason if he was bitten by an animal and Jason remembers the bat. Jason dies but instead of leaving the city, his spirit joins the guardian angels of the city: thousands of shining bats.

Appearing in "Batcaves"

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  • Batcaves
    • Central Batcave
    • Batcave East
    • Batcave South

Synopsis for "Batcaves"

A brief tour through the many Batcaves around Gotham City for Batman and his Batsquad to gather and plan their next moves. These Batcaves where placed by Bruce Wayne during the time he was out of Gotham.

Appearing in "Day in the Life"

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  • National Inquisitor

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Synopsis for "Day in the Life"

The chief editor of the National Inquisitor sent one of his employees to find and get an interview with Bruce Wayne after the closing of Gotham City. The girl looked for Bruce Wayne all around the world but in the end she was unable to find him. The National Inquisitor published a story about how Bruce Wayne was abducted by aliens.

Appearing in "No Man's Land: The Animated Series"

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  • Vincent Enzo (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "No Man's Land: The Animated Series"

Batman and Batgirl spot a suspicious man with a violin case in No Man's Land. The man is walking alone when he comes across some street gangs. They try to steal whatever is inside the case, but when the man opens it, there is just a violin. The thugs ask him to play some music for them and they are all delighted to listen to real music in such a long time. Batman and Batgirl are left speechless.

Suddenly, a woman turns off the TV and tells her son to go out and exercise. The kid says that he would rather practice the piano. The mother is so surprised that she says that she would have expected Metropolis to become a No Man's Land instead of listening to her son speaking that way.

Appearing in "Top 10 Reasons to Stay in Gotham"

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Synopsis for "Top 10 Reasons to Stay in Gotham"

A list of ten points that make No Man's Land Gotham, a good place to stay.

Appearing in "Senate No Man's Land Notes"

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Synopsis for "Senate No Man's Land Notes"

A folder with all the important files regarding Gotham City and the No Man's Land declaration.

Appearing in "Timeline"

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  • All Characters (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for "Timeline"

A description of the events of No Man's Land from January to December, in order.

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Synopsis for "Profile Pages"

Basic information of many important characters during the No Man's Land Crossover and pictures of them.

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Batman No Man's Land 1
No Man's Land Crossover
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This issue is a part of the Batman: No Man's Land crossover that swept through all Batman Family Titles during 1999. Gotham City was declared by the President to be no longer a part of the United States after the combined disasters of Contagion, Legacy and Cataclysm.
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Secret Files and Origins
This issue is a special "Secret Files and Origins" issue supplying background information to an ongoing volume, character, team or concept. These one-shots appear frequently, and often serve to more pointedly establish official canonical sources for in-universe content about characters.
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