GothCorp was a company that was located in Gotham City .
It billed itself as "The People Company", a title which was especially espoused by its CEO, Ferris Boyle , who belied his true corrupt nature. One of GothCorp's employees, Victor Fries, pursued a project to develop cryogenic freezing technology. That was not only done for the company's sake: Fries hoped to preserve (and eventually cure) his terminally ill wife, Nora Fries. Just as Fries made progress, however, even having successfully put Nora in suspended animation, Boyle decided that the project took too much of GothCorp's resources, and attempted to pull the plug. Determined to save Nora, Fries tried to stop Boyle; in the ensuing struggle, the lab was destroyed. Fries was bathed in some of its chemicals and was presumed dead.
Fries later resurfaced as Mr. Freeze, who was determined take revenge on Boyle. He launched a series of raids on GothCorp facilities, stole several pieces of hardware that, when they were put together, could be modified into what amounted to a gigantic freezing cannon. Batman was ultimately able to thwart Fries' attempt, subdued Freeze, and saved Boyle's life. However, Batman's own investigation into the incident led him to the shocking facts of Boyle's betrayal, which he presented to Summer Gleeson. Boyle was presumably arrested and removed from his position at GothCorp.
One of GothCorp's major shareholders was Grant Walker, who managed to save Nora before her untimely death.
GothCorp carried on without Boyle and Bruce Wayne became a major shareholder. Years later, a technician at GothCorp who specialized in sonic technology was murdered by The Joker. That was only the first step in an even more hideous plot, which was stopped by Batman before it came to fruition.
The New Batman Adventures Edit
- "Holiday Knights" (Mentioned Only)
- "Girl's Night Out" (Mentioned Only)
- "Judgment Day" (Mentioned Only)