Shadow of the Bat ongoing 1999 (issues 81-92)

Shadow of the Bat 81

Cover Date: January 1999
Subtitle: Wax Man and the Clown part 2 (part of Road to No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Mark Buckingham, Robert Campanella
Storyline: Arkham Asylum continued its downward spiral; Jeremiah Arkham and one other man comprised the entire staff. It was realized that medication records had been altered.


Shadow of the Bat 82

Cover Date: February 1999
Subtitle: Wax Man and the Clown part 3 (part of Road to No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Mark Buckingham, Robert Campanella
Storyline: Completely out of staff, food, and medication; unable to get outside help, Arkham opened its doors and let the inmates free. Jeremiah Arkham made them promise not to return to Gotham, knowing they wouldn't listen and would be trapped in when the bridges were blown.


Shadow of the Bat 83

Cover Date: March 1999
Subtitle: No Law and a New Order part 2: Strategy (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Bob Gale
Artists(s): Matt Hollingsworth, Wayne Faucher
Storyline: (continued from No Man's Land 1)
Oracle began to get reports of a "Bat" tag (territorial marking). To increase GCPD (Blue Boy) territory, Gordon planned to start a war between rival gangs and clean up after them. A woman in costume claiming to be "the Bat" began laying down vengeance on bullies. Word started spreading that Batman was back in town. Joker made a move for territory.
(continued in Batman 563)


Shadow of the Bat 84

Cover Date: April 1999
Subtitle: Fear of Faith part 2: To Serve and Protect (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Devin K. Grayson
Artists(s): Dale Eaglesham, Sean Parsons
Storyline: (continued from Legends of the Dark Knight 116)
When the refugee center's food supply was compromised by rats (secretly planted by Scarecrow), Father Sounder made a deal with the Penguin - he'd store the gangster's arsenal in return for food. Batman and Batgirl worked together to take down some False Facers. Scarecrow played the former False Facer, Mikey, into asking his old gang for protection. Crane knew about Father Sounder's hidden arsenal.
(continued in Batman 564)


Shadow of the Bat 85

Cover Date: May 1999
Subtitle: Bread and Circuses part 2 (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Ian Edginton
Artists(s): D'Israeli
Storyline: (continued from Legends of the Dark Knight 117)
Two-Face, trying to ally with Gordon, wiped out both of GCPD's nearby rivals. Batman took on Penguin's goons in front of a huge crowd. He played them against Penguin and defeated all his gladiators. Penguin called off all bets, enraging the crowd. Batman made a deal with him and got everyone off his case.


Shadow of the Bat 86

Cover Date: June 1999
Subtitle: Home Sweet Home (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Lisa Klink
Artists(s): Guy Davis
Storyline: A World War II veteran watched his long-time neighborhood become a turf war: Zsasz, Croc, Freeze, and Joker all wanting it.


Shadow of the Bat 87

Cover Date: July 1999
Subtitle: Claim Jumping part 2 (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Greg Rucka
Artists(s): Mike Deodato, Wayne Faucher
Storyline: (continued from Legends of the Dark Knight 119)
An all-out war broke loose: Two-Face's army attacked uptown, the Blue Boys (GCPD) raided northward into Penguin's territory, Penguin attacked Batman's land. When it was all over, Penguin had lost half his area. Batman's captor let him loose after Two-Face took all his territory - Batgirl proved no match against the sheer number of attackers.
(continued in Batman 567)


Shadow of the Bat 88

Cover Date: August 1999
Subtitle: Fruit of the Earth part 1 (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Greg Rucka
Artists(s): Dan Jurgens, Bill Sienkiewicz
Storyline: Batman and Robin prepared to go into Robinson Park. First, Batman visited Penguin, who told him Clayface was fencing the fresh, yet out-of-season fruit. Pettit and a group left the Blue Boys after another blow up with Gordon. Batman took Robin into one of his "caves" that he'd had built during his absence. Poison Ivy was being held there by Clayface.
(continued in Batman 568)


Shadow of the Bat 89

Cover Date: September 1999
Subtitle: The King (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Ian Edginton
Artists(s): Jason Minor, Sal Buscema
Storyline: Batman answered a make shift Batsignal and was guided by a priest into a safe house for children with disabilities. The priest asked Batman to find the "King of Gotham" for them - he'd helped them purify water among other things. Batman took down Killer Croc on his way to find this "king," who turned out to be a reformed former Blackgate inmate.


Shadow of the Bat 90

Cover Date: October 1999
Subtitle: Low Road to Golden Mountain part 2: Positive Role Model (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Larry Hama
Artists(s): Paul Gulacy, Randy Emberlin
Storyline: (continued from Legends of the Dark Knight 121)
Batman and Lynx fought well together, but they were simply outnumbered. Lynx was defeated and Batman got her away for medical treatment. When she was able to get back on her feet, they returned to the slave shop to find it taken over by the former slaves. A young girl inspired by Lynx led the rebellion and was killed.


Shadow of the Bat 91

Cover Date: November 1999
Subtitle: Underground Railroad part 2 (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Steven Barnes
Artists(s): Paul Ryan, Andy Lanning
Storyline: (continued from Legends of the Dark Knight 123)
Hardback not only survived the fight with Angel, he defeated him. Robin came to aid the passage of the children. With help from Penguin and Hardback, "Tubman" (the curator of a turn-of-the-century subway museum) got the children to Bludhaven.


Shadow of the Bat 92

Cover Date: December 1999
Subtitle: Stormy Weather (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Devin K. Grayson
Artists(s): Dale Eaglesham, John Floyd
Storyline: Superman paid another visit to No Man's Land. "Kal" got into trouble with Pettit's crew, but Batman showed up to bail him out. Batman convinced him he had things under control. Clark used his heat vision to help bring rain to the parched gardens and left.


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