|City of Darkness|
|Unnamed East-Coast State|
|Dimension or Galaxy|
|Earth-1, Milky Way Galaxy|
|Notable Structures or Monuments|
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.
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.|
Batman Vol. 1
Batman: Gotham Knights Vol. 1
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Vol. 1
Batman: Shadow of the Bat Vol. 1
Detective Comics Vol. 1
Gotham Central Vol. 1
Batman Vol. 1 #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.
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