"Road Trip": In the Young Justice HQ, Robin is brooding over the fact that Batman has kicked him out of Gotham City and now he has to live in Keystone City with his dad while Batman is on his own during the No Man's Land chaos
Young Justice Special #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of July, 1999.
Synopsis for "Road Trip"
In the Young Justice HQ, Robin is brooding over the fact that Batman has kicked him out of Gotham City and now he has to live in Keystone City with his dad while Batman is on his own during the No Man's Land chaos. But Superboy and Impulse find a loophole in Batman's instructions because he never mentioned anything about Young Justice being banned from Gotham. Both youngsters leave immediately and Robin tries to follow them with the Super-Cycle.
Meanwhile, Lagoon Boy also is trying to enter Gotham City, but encounters a group of submarines belonging to the Kobra Cult. They attack Lagoon Boy with torpedoes, but he is able to escape them without getting seriously injured. Superboy and Impulse are also able to get into Gotham City by slipping past some U.S. Marshals.
While some smoke and flames lead Superboy and Impulse to the zoo, Robin flies by the U.S. Marshals and saves Lagoon Boy from an angry mob. Robin is fine with Lagoon Boy tagging along with him. The two of them find Superboy and Impulse just in time, as they're having a hard time fighting a plant woman created by Poison Ivy named Ferak. The fight ends with the arrival of Batman, who uses a herbicide to kill the plant being, which was not really alive. Then Batman makes it very clear that Young Justice has to stay out of Gotham City.
On the way out of the city, Lagoon Boy tells his new friends about his encounter with the submarines. Robin immediately hits the brakes of the Super-Cycle and decides they should do something useful to redeem themselves. They seek out the submarines and attack them. Lagoon Boy is joined by one of his Atlantean friends named Blubber. All of them defeat Kobra and prevent Gotham City from being completely destroyed by their bio-chemical weapons.
Appearing in "Road Trip"
- Clayface (Cameo)
- U.S. Marshals
- The events of this issue take place after Azrael: Agent of the Bat #55. No Man's Land continues in Batman Chronicles #17.
- This issue is reprinted in Batman: No Man's Land (2011/2012 Edition) Vol 2.
- There are references to the videogame Doom and the song "Fly Robin Fly."
- Young Justice Recommended Reading
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.