Gotham City ( /ˈɡɒθəm/ GOTH-əm) is a fictional American city appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, best known as the home of Batman. Batman's place of residence was first identified as Gotham City in Batman #4 (Winter 1940). New York Times journalist William Safire described Gotham City as "New York below 14th Street, from SoHo to Greenwich Village, the Bowery, Little Italy, Chinatown, and the sinister areas around the base of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges."
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... "Batman, in my book, is entirely in Gotham City ... Batman is spending time all over the world, he still has Gotham City as his home base, and he still has so many connections and ties and grudges and friendships in Gotham City." ...
... is Commissioner James Gordon, the police commissioner of Gotham City ... In "Batman Year One", Gordon is portrayed as one of the few honest, non-corrupt Gotham cops ... but Jim (still angry for Batman's early abandonment of Gotham in the days near the beginning of NML) refused to look and find out, hinting he may already know ...
... as the main villain of the DC graphic novel Batman Master of the Future, the sequel to Gotham by Gaslight, as an air pirate who intends to stop Gotham City's 20th Century celebrations, and to keep the looming century's ... when he reveals his intentions to the gathered leaders of Gotham City planning the coming Fair, and orders them to either follow him or Gotham City will be "purged by fire" ... He then begins his attacks against the city, trying to assassinate the mayor with a disguised missile, and soon after swooping down and kidnapping, taking him up to his airship, after which he reveals his true ...
... Freeze ends up stealing some famous diamonds from the Gotham City Diamond Exchange ... Freeze kidnaps Paul Diamante of the Gotham City Eagles Team and offers to return him in exchange for Batman ... Freeze has led all of Gotham City to believe that Batman has given in to Mr ...
... Gotham City appears in the Batman Begins video game ... Gotham City appears in Mortal Kombat vs ... Gotham City appears in DC Universe Online ...
Famous quotes containing the words city and/or gotham:
“I am not aware that any man has ever built on the spot which I occupy. Deliver me from a city built on the site of a more ancient city, whose materials are ruins, whose gardens cemeteries. The soil is blanched and accursed there, and before that becomes necessary the earth itself will be destroyed.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Three wise men of Gotham
Went to sea in a bowl;
If the bowl had been stronger,
My story would have been longer.”
—Mother Goose (fl. 17th18th century. Three wise men of Gotham (l. 14)