Gotham has been sealed off from the rest of the country after a devastating earthquake, but still Batman remains its stoutest defender; adamant that justice can still prevail on its ruined streets. Batman's lone, bitter struggle against the forces of chaos that have seized power in Gotham receives an unexpected boost, as his former allies Nightwing, Catwoman and Robin return to fight by his side. But the intervening months have left Batman scarred and remote, and more isolated than ever. No Man's Land has taken its toll on the Dark Knight, and Robin and the others may have arrived too late. Plus, Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze return, and the new Batgirl's origin is revealed.