Gotham City
Nick Name
City of Darkness
Unnamed East-Coast State
United States
Dimension or Galaxy
Earth-1, Milky Way Galaxy
Notable Structures or Monuments

Arkham Asylum

Crime Alley

WayneTech Industries

Note: The core of Gotham City's architecture was designed by Cyrus Pinkney; who believed that the gothic style would ward off evil and lock in virtue.

Notable Residents

Alan Ladd Wellington Scott (Green Lantern I)

Arnold Wesker (Scarface / Ventriloquist)

Barbara Gordon (Batgirl II / Oracle)

Bruce Wayne (Batman I)

Commissioner James (Jim) Gordon

Detective Harvey Bullock

Detective Renee Montoya

Dr. Harleen Francis Quinzel (Harley Quinn)

Dr. Jonathan Crane (Scarecrow)

Dr. Victor Fries (Mr. Freeze)

Edward (Ed) Nigma (Riddler)

Floyd Lawton(Deadshot)

Harvey Dent(Two-Face)

Helena Rosa Bertinelli (Huntress III / Batgirl III)

Jason Blood

Jervis Tetch (Mad Hatter I)


Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot (Penguin)

Richard (Dick) John Grayson (Robin I)

Selina Kyle (Catwoman)

Solomon Grundy

Stephanie Brown (Spoiler)

Timothy (Tim) Drake (Robin III)

Waylon Jones (Killer Croc)

Neighboring Cities

Jersey City, New Jersey

Metropolis, New York

New York, New York

Democracy with a mayor, city council and city manager.
Resources & Population
Diverse economy with a large city of over 1 million.
Regularly Appearing


Batman: Gotham Knights

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight

Batman: Shadow of the Bat

Detective Comics

Gotham Central

First Appearance

Batman #4 (Winter, 1941)

Note: Batman's original patrol was New York City, but the city was changed to Gotham with Batman #4.

Bill Finger & Bob Kane

Founded on the banks of the Atlantic Coast, Gotham City has a long and historic past, especially when involving crime.

First a haven for pirates and buccaneers then the home of the most powerful crime families in North America and finally the haven of many criminally insane costumed villains, its reputation continues today.

For every darkness their must also be a light, and in Gotham's case the light is the Dark Knight.