Part of the 'Batman: Contagion' event

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Appearing in "Contagion, Part Eight: Babylon Falls"Edit

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Synopsis for "Contagion, Part Eight: Babylon Falls"Edit

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  • Armand Krol refers to the Governor as "Dave." Gotham City has been established as existing in New Jersey. At the time, New Jersey's real life governor was Christine Todd Whitman.
  • Alfred states that he storaged medical equipment from the last time they faced death in the batcave. This refers to the Knightfall events.
  • A newspaper headline reads: Joker: Back in Arkham. Joker last appeared in Action Comics #719.
  • James Gordon hints to know Batman's secret identity when he tells the vigilante that his childhood didn't leave him time to do normal kids activities.
  • Batman makes a reference to Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy. Specifically to the first part, Inferno. After Gordon compares Babylon Towers with "the pit"; Batman asks which one of them is Dante and Virgil as they were the main characters that traveled through hell.
  • Gordon destroys a Biedermeier chair to open an exit of Babylon.

See Also

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Contagion Crossover
The events from this issue are related to the Contagion crossover that went through the Batman Family Titles in 1996, in which Gotham City had an epidemic of a mutant strand of the Ebola virus. The events of Contagion lead into Batman: Legacy, Batman: Cataclysm, and ultimately No Man's Land.
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