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Issue: Batman: City of Light #1
Subtitle: City of Light: Chapter 1
Date: December 2003
Feature Characters: Batman (Bruce Wayne), Batgirl (Cassandra Cain)
Supporting Characters: Celia Lambruglia, Angela Styles, Rahn, Javier
Villains: Evan Slate, Purge
Guest Appearances: Oracle (Barbara Gordon)
Other Characters: Future Gotham Committee, The Submergists

After an accident during one of his patrols that leads a civilian boy in a coma Bruce Wayne puts himself on suspension from Batman, fearing he may be growing out of control. One month has passed and everyone begins asking the question, "Where is Batman?".
Meanwhile Evan Slate begins making his move to propose his radical concept of a Neo-Gotham to the Future Gotham Committee. A concept that the troubled Bruce Wayne takes very seriously. Later that night the two encounter again during the latest Gotham Historical Museum exhibit; The Submergists, resulting in a bidding match for a painting named "The Gaze".
Later on, having confined himself to only looking over the comatose boy for whom he felt responsible for, Batman begins to question himself deeper as he falters to stop a group of opportunistic looters from stealing from a bomb scene.

"My city dies a little every day...infected with crime and darkness. And in the abyss...I'm dying with it."
— Batman

Batman City of Light 1 1 - Batman City of Light 1 2 - Batman City of Light 1 3 - Batman City of Light 1 4

Cover Art:



Batman City of Light 1

- The Pander Brothers, Mark Paniccia

- The Pander Brothers, Alvaro Lopez

Chronology:Full List
- Gotham Knights #47
- Gotham Knights #48
- Gotham Knights #49
- City of Light 1/8
- City of Light 2/8
- City of Light 3/8
- City of Light 4/8

- Gotham City
~ Wayne Tower
~ Gotham City Hall
~ Mexigrill
~ Club Utopia
~ Monkeytronic Surplus
~ Submergist Building
~ Gotham Historical Museum

- Batman Uniform
- Batgirl Uniform

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