NML Crossing

NML Crossing, Episode 028 – Batman: Shadow of the Bat #78 (1998)

NML Crossing, Episode Twenty-Eight

Batman: Shadow of the Bat #78 (September, 1998)
“The Blank Generation, Part 1: Corporate Nightmares”
Writer – Alan Grant
Pencils – Mark Buckingham
Inks – Wayne Faucher
Colors – Pam Rambo & Android Images
Letters – Bill Oakley
Edits – Gorfinkel & O’Neil
Cover Price: $1.99

Today our “dark horse” Bat-Book delivers what might just be one of the tentpole issues of the entire NML run.  What can Gotham City do when all of the non-Wayne-owned companies and industries threaten to bail?  Thankfully, the people… those who’ll stay… have some ideas, but will it (can it) be enough?!

We also get a peek at an upcoming (super?) villain team-up!

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One thought on “NML Crossing, Episode 028 – Batman: Shadow of the Bat #78 (1998)

  • Chris U

    Finally some costumed villains. And a two part story as well. Those two things really make this story feel special to me. It’s probably just because it’s something different, but to me every Aftershock issue has just felt the same.
    The whole part with all the big businesses pulling out of Gotham really feels like the next major step on the road to No Man’s Land. Bruce trying to save Gotham all by himself by bankrolling the ideas of common Gothamites speaks to the one man mission of the Batman. He started out as one man against crime and now he needs to be one man versus economic collapse. It’s interesting to me that since the Batman can’t save the city this time, it is the Bruce Wayne persona that needs to take the lead in saving Gotham.

    Glad that you are feeling well enough to get back behind the microphone.


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