"Assembly Redux": At his hideout, Joker is watching the news and learns that there has been negotiations in Washington, D.C. about the reopening of Gotham City. Lucius Fox is interviewed by the press and tells the media that there isn't a
Synopsis for "Assembly Redux"
At his hideout, Joker is watching the news and learns that there has been negotiations in Washington, D.C. about the reopening of Gotham City. Lucius Fox is interviewed by the press and tells the media that there isn't a resolution yet.
Elsewhere, Catwoman delivers the discs she had stolen from Hardcases Inc. to Batman, who notices that there is something wrong with Catwoman and asks her to take care of herself. Catwoman does her best to show him that she is doing fine, even when she isn't.
Batman goes to Oracle's Watchtower to give Oracle the discs and finally finds out who was the people behind the scenes in Gotham. Oracle discovered that there has been at least 300 tons of construction material moved into Gotham. It is clear that someone is preparing to rebuild the city. Oracle and Batman both know who is the person involved.
In Blue Boys territory, Pettit and his men march to the court house and demanded to see Two-Face in order to execute him. Renee Montoya stands against them until Batman arrives and forces Pettit and his men out of Blue Boys territory. Huntress tags along with Pettit and without saying a word, she leaves with Pettit's men.
Batman and Jim meet in Jim's backyard. Batman brings Azrael and Batgirl with him. They tell Jim the news about Gotham's reopening and that gives the man a bit of hope. They decide that it is time to deal with the Joker's threat and Batman tells Azrael and Batgirl to evacuate the territory near Joker's place and to bring the people to the Blue Boys' territory.
Joker also decides that it is time to make his move and he is ready to move all his forces against Batman's territory.
Robin is keeping an eye on Bane and the mysterious woman and he informs Oracle when they move. Oracle tells Batman that Bane and the woman are on the move and that there are some helicopters approaching the city. Batman tells her that he will track them and see what it is they have planned.
The woman arrives at the landing site and finds Penguin and his men ready to start working. The woman tells Penguin to leave, because his help isn't needed. When Penguin and his people are out of the landing site, the helicopters descend and from one of them comes Lex Luthor. The woman is named Mercy and she is working for Luthor. From the other helicopters come some reporters and start questioning Luthor. Luthor doesn't pay them any attention and he tells Mercy to get ready to rebuild Gotham. Batman is close, watching the scene in silence.
Appearing in "Assembly Redux"
- Batman Family
- Gotham City Police Department
- Rupert (Only appearance; dies)
- Winston (Only appearance; dies)
- Harley Quinn
- Lex Luthor
- William Pettit
- The events of this issue take place after Azrael: Agent of the Bat #59. No Man's Land continues in Azrael: Agent of the Bat #60.
- This issue is reprinted in Batman: No Man's Land Vol 4 and Batman: No Man's Land (2011/2012 Edition) Vol 4.
- This issue reveals that the man behind the reconstruction of Gotham is Lex Luthor. It also revealed Mercy Graves' name.
- Bane is seeing using the Venom tubes from his wrist to his mask. However, he wasn't using venom at the time. This is a mistake by the artist.
- Batman Recommended Reading
- Batman (Volume 1)
- Batman (Volume 2)
- Batman (Volume 3)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 1)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 2)
- Batman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Batman: Gotham Knights (Volume 1)
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: Shadow of the Bat (Volume 1)
- Batman: Streets of Gotham (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 2)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 2)
- The Brave and the Bold (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 2)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
Links and References
|No Man's Land Crossover|
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.