NML Crossing

NML Crossing, Episode 021 – Detective Comics #722 (1998)

NML Crossing, Episode Twenty-One

Detective Comics #722 (June, 1998)
Writer – Chuck Dixon
Pencils – Jim Aparo
Inks – James Hodgkins
Colors – Gloria Vasquez & Android Images
Letters – John Costanza
Edits – Peterson & Vincenzo
Cover Price: $1.95

Another relatively quiet issue in the Aftershock Era, showing the softer side of the GCPD.

But, the real “meat” of today’s episode is a deep-dive (perhaps TOO deep a dive) into the 1995 New York Magazine article that inspired the Cataclysm story to become a thing in the first place!  It’s an eye-opening and sobering account of what could happen should a Gotham-esque earthquake hit Manhattan! 

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2 thoughts on “NML Crossing, Episode 021 – Detective Comics #722 (1998)

  • This was very informative especially the part about Flushing because my in laws have me go with them multiple times a month so hopefully if a quake was to happen I am not there. However that doesn’t mean I am any safer on the island itself.

  • Chris U

    This was a nice slice of life story. I can’t help seeing a little similarity between the lost girl in this story and the Post-Crisis origin of Jason Todd. Both were abandoned by criminal or criminal adjacent parents and found by the Bat-Family. She seems to have made out better than Jason 2.0 did.

    I love those TwoMorrows chronicles hardcover books. I have the 90s edition. Got it as a gift and I really want to get the 60s, 70s, and 80s. I can’t recommend everything TwoMorrows publishes enough. Highly recommend their Team-Up Companion softcover.

    I came for the comics and stayed for the earthquake knowledge. Very interesting.


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