Batman: Digital Justice

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Batman: Digital Justice
Cover of Batman: Digital Justice one-shot. Art by Pepe Moreno.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
FormatOne-shot
Genre
Publication dateFebruary 1990
No. of issues1
Main character(s)James Gordon
Creative team
Created byPepe Moreno
Written byPepe Moreno
Doug Murray
Artist(s)Pepe Moreno
Bob Fingerman
Editor(s)Denny O'Neil
Collected editions
Batman : Digital JusticeISBN 0-930289-87-0

Batman: Digital Justice is a graphic novel published by DC Comics in 1990 in both hardback and paperback forms. It was written and illustrated by Pepe Moreno entirely using computer hardware, software and techniques. The story takes place outside regular DC continuity, but is not an Elseworlds title.

Plot summary[edit]

The book is set in a future Gotham City "at the end of the next century," (the 21st) dominated by high technology, particularly computer networks and their human controllers, long after the original Batman has died. The story revolves around James Gordon, Gotham City Police Department detective and grandson of Commissioner James Gordon, who takes on the identity of the Batman to free the city from a sentient computer virus crafted by the Joker, also now long dead, and to avenge the death of his partner Lena Schwartz. He is aided by a self-aware computer called the Batcomp, programmed by the late Bruce Wayne, and a robot called Alfred (after Wayne's also deceased butler Alfred Pennyworth), both residing in the Batcave under a now long-abandoned Wayne Manor. Joining Gordon in his new crusade against crime and the city's corrupt government are a teenage street-punk informant, who becomes the new Robin; and a female pop music superstar named Sheila Romero (stage name Gata), who becomes the new Catwoman and, while being his adversary at first, eventually becomes Gordon's lover and ally.

Characters[edit]

  • James Gordon, a.k.a. Batman.
  • Lena Schwartz.
  • Robert Chang, a.k.a. Robin.
  • Harold Grover.
  • Paul Fahmy, a.k.a. Know Man.
  • Sheila Romero, a.k.a. Gata/Catwoman.
  • Maria Romero, a.k.a. Madam X.
  • Luke Krater, a.k.a. Law Man.
  • Hiroshi Basho, a.k.a. Mob Lord.
  • Jackie Becker, a.k.a. Media Man.

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