Batman: Road to No Man's Land Vol. 2

Batman: Road to No Man's Land Vol. 2

A devastating earthquake has left Gotham City in ruins, and the government is getting close to completely cutting it off from the rest of civilization. But there's one man who's vowed to save Gotham from whatever foe it comes up against, and now Bruce Wayne must put aside his life as Batman and put on his suit and tie as he takes his fight for the fate of Gotham to Washington, D.C. Lurking in the shadows is the mysterious Nicholas Scratch who will do everything in his power to ensure Gotham becomes a No ManÕs Land! In this, the final act before the beginning of the classic event, ÒNo Man's Land,Ó Bruce Wayne, Robin, Nightwing and many others try to save their city from destruction once again-this time at the hands of the U.S. government. BATMAN: ROAD TO NO MANÕS LAND VOL. 2 collects for the first time the complete ÒRoad to No ManÕs LandÓ storyline that rocked the Bat family and leads into the hit crossover event No ManÕs Land, Reprinting DETECTIVE COMICS #727-729, BATMAN #560-562, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #80-82, THE BATMAN CHRONICLES #15, AZRAEL #47-50, and BATMAN: NO MANÕS LAND SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS #1.

Road to No Man's Land

Road to No Man's Land

"With Gotham on the brink of literal and figurative collapse, Bruce Wayne trades his cape and cowl for a suit and tie and takes his fight to save his home city to the most brutal battleground there is--Washington, D.C.!"

Batman: Road to No Man's Land Vol. 1

Batman: Road to No Man's Land Vol. 1

The U.S. Government has deemed Gotham City uninhabitable after a cataclysmic earthquake. Months later, those who have refused to vacate "No Man's Land" live amidst a citywide turf war in which the strongest prey on the weak. As gangs terrorize the ravaged populace, the Scarecrow uses a church relief project as a real-life lab to test his experiments in fear. But with the return of Batman and the appearance of an enigmatic new Batgirl, justice returns to Gotham.

Batman and Ethics

Batman and Ethics

Batman has been one of the world’s most beloved superheroes since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Clad in his dark cowl and cape, he has captured the imagination of millions with his single-minded mission to create a better world for the people of Gotham City by fighting crime, making use of expert detective skills, high-tech crime-fighting gadgets, and an extensive network of sidekicks and partners. But why has this self-made hero enjoyed such enduring popularity? And why are his choices so often the subject of intense debate among his fans and philosophers alike? Batman and Ethics goes behind the mask to shed new light on the complexities and contradictions of the Dark Knight’s moral code. From the logic behind his aversion to killing to the moral status of vigilantism and his use of torture in pursuit of justice (or perhaps revenge), Batman’s ethical precepts are compelling but often inconsistent and controversial. Philosopher and pop culture expert Mark D. White uses the tools of moral philosophy to track Batman’s most striking ethical dilemmas and decisions across his most prominent storylines from the early 1970s through the launch of the New 52, and suggests how understanding the mercurial moral character of the caped crusader might help us reconcile our own. A thought-provoking and entertaining journey through four decades of Batman’s struggles and triumphs in time for the franchise’s 80th anniversary, Batman and Ethics is a perfect gateway into the complex questions of moral philosophy through a focused character study of this most famous of fictional superheroes.

A History of Victoria

A History of Victoria

A History of Victoria is a lively account of the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria, from the arrival of the first Aboriginal peoples through to the present day. In his inimitable style, Geoffrey Blainey considers Victoria's transformation from rural state to urban society. He speculates on the contrasts between Melbourne and Sydney, and describes formative events in Victoria's history, including the exploits of Ned Kelly, the rise of Australian Football and the Olympics of 1956. Melbourne's latest population boom, sprawling suburbs and expanding ethnic communities are explored. Blainey also casts light on Victoria's recent political history. This edition features sections on the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009, the end of the drought and the controversy surrounding the Wonthaggi desalination plant. New illustrations, photographs and maps enrich the narrative. Written by one of Australia's leading historians, this book offers remarkable insight into Victoria's unique position within Australian history.

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