MAIN EVENTS IN ITS HISTORYIs a fictional U.S. city appearingin DC comics, best known asthe home of Batman. Batmansplace of residence was firstidentified as Gotham City inBatman #4 (Winter 1940).Gotham city is a hybrid of thereal cities New York andChicago, with somerepresentations favoring oneover the other.
CHANGESIn translation of comics from DC Comics made eairlier in decade of ’50s in Mexico byEditorial Novaro many of the names of characters and places were in turn translatedand hispanicized. Several of these translations were copied by CompañíaCinematografica InterAmericana S.A. (CINSA) for sitcome of the ‘60s Batman GothamCithy was moved to become popular Spanish Lenguage television with the funnyname “Ciudad Gotica”
FEATURES OF THE PLACEGenerally , in the DC Universe isattributed negative characteristicsto Gotham city as a cursed city,night, darkness, corruption, and averry deep-seated sence of decay.This is in contrast to Metropolis(City of Superman) as the city oflight, day , hope and “tomorrow”
MAIN TURIST ATTRACTIONS1) Crime Alley: formally Park Row, this small side street in the East End is a dangerous, crime-infested area. Joe Chill killed Bruce Wayne’s parents here in front of his very eyes. Bruce Wayne used his influence to keep the street preserved during the rebuilding of Gotham, making it the only part of the present-day Gotham City to remain.2) Arkham Asylum: named in homage to H.P. Lovecraft’s horror stories, many of Batman’s foes are locked up here.3) Wayne Manor: also called Wayne Mansion, this is the estate of Bruce Wayne and the location of the Batcave.4) Brentwood Academy: a private high school once attended by Tim Drake, the third Robin.5) Old Gotham: the Gotham district more well-known for the location of Oracle’s Clock Tower and the GCPD headquarters.