Detective ongoing 1993 (issues 655-669)

Detective 655

Cover Date: January 1993
Subtitle: The Anvil of War
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Michael Netzer, Scott Hanna
Storyline: Batman attempted to break up a gang war, but his exhaustion kicked in. Barely surviving, he retreated to the cave. He took a couple days off, only going out undercover to gather information. He learned the "General" was leading the unified gangs against the Gotham City Police.


Detective 656

Cover Date: February 1993
Subtitle: Besieged
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Tom Mandrake, Scott Hanna
Storyline: They attacked a police precinct. Batman held them down until reinforcements could arrive. He delivered the General (a twelve-year-old military school drop-out) to the police. Bird reported back to Bane with what was going on. Alfred found Bruce passed out in Wayne Manor.


Detective 657

Cover Date: March 1993
Subtitle: Null and Void
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Tom Mandrake, Scott Hanna
Storyline: Alfred insisted that Bruce take some time off after finding him passed in the house with his costume on. For the next week, he planned on devoting himself to Wayne Enterprises. While making sales pitches, Robin and Azrael did the nightly patrols. They went in after more industrial espionage against Wayne Enterprises. Robin had to stop his new partner from going too far with one of the criminals. Two major CEO's from WE's competition were hypnotized into suicide. Lucious Fox was thought to be next.


Detective 658

Cover Date: April 1993
Subtitle: Deciphered
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Michael Netzer, Luke McDonnell
Storyline: After the two deaths, the feds began shutting down Wayne Enterprises - they were in association with the other two firms creating a new technology for the government. It appeared someone was out to breach it. Batman, Robin, and Azrael went in to stop it. Through detective work, the trio located and rescued Fox. The attempted murderer was taken in.


Detective 659

Cover Date: early May 1993
Subtitle: Puppetts - Knightfall 2
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Norm Breyfogle
Storyline: (continued from Batman 492)
Ventriloquist and Amygdala teamed up to find Scarface. Batman went in on a toy store break-in to get them; Robin followed the second falcon he'd seen that day and was confronted by Bane's henchman Bird. Bane didn't allow him to take Robin down; Bird retreated. Batman took down Amygdala. In the Batmobile, they heard reports that Zsasz had taken hostages in an all girl's boarding school. (continued in Batman 493)


Detective 660

Cover Date: late May 1993
Subtitle: Crocodile Tears - Knightfall 4
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Scott Hanna
Storyline: (continued from Batman 493)
Robin trailed Bird back to Bane and overheard the group plotting. When Bane split, Robin followed. Soon after, Bane captured him. Detective Bulloch found Batman out cold in an alley near Police Headquarters. Robin awakened tied and blindfolded in an underground reservoir. Bane questioned him and was attacked by Killer Croc. Robin tried to escape as the two brutes battled.
(continued in Batman 494)


Detective 661

Cover Date: early June 1993
Subtitle: City on Fire - Knightfall 6
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: (continued from Batman 494)
Firefly struck. Batman sent Robin to investigate him. As Batman took down Cavalier, Robin informed him of possible Firefly targets. Batman caught up with him.
(continued in Batman 495)


Detective 662

Cover Date: late June 1993
Subtitle: Burning Questions - Knightfall 8
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: (continued from Batman 495)
Riddler hijacked a TV talk show. The police and bomb squad were quick to the site, but Robin took him down. Batman finally caught Firefly. Huntress captured Riddler's crew at their heist.
(continued in Batman 496)


Detective 663

Cover Date: early July 1993
Subtitle: No Rest for the Wicked - Knightfall 10
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Grahan Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: (continued from Batman 496)
Batman got the mayor to safety, then stopped to catch his breath in the darkness of a rooftop. Trogg, one of Bane's men, attacked him. Batman defeated Trogg, then Bird and Zombie (all of Bane's men). Back at Wayne Manor, Bruce found Alfred unconscious with Bane waiting for him.
(continued in Batman 497)


Detective 664

Cover Date: late July 1993
Subtitle: Who Rules the Night - Knightfall 12
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: (continued from Batman 497)
Bane took Batman's unconscious body into the city and tossed him from a rooftop. Jean Paul, Tim, and Alfred arrived quickly in an ambulance and carted Batman off. After hearing the news of Batman, Joker turned on Scarecrow. Back in the cave, Alfred tried to stabilize Bruce. He sent Azrael and Robin into town for medication. Robin told Gordon what was happening, and the medication was ordered by the commissioner. (continued in Showcase '93 #7)


Detective 665

Cover Date: August 1993
Subtitle: Lightning Changes - Knightfall 16
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Dick Giordano
Storyline: (continued from Batman 498)
Batman and Robin took down some street punks; Robin had to stop Batman from going too far. Jean Paul Valley reminded Robin that he was Batman now. They shook down "Tough" Tony Bressi and got some leads on Bane. Bruce went to see Dr. Shondra Kinsolving, who was treating Jack Drake. When he got there, they were being kidnapped. Bruce was hurt further in the struggle, but Alfred soon arrived.
(continued in Shadow of the Bat 16)


Detective 666

Cover Date: September 1993
Subtitle: The Devil you Know - Knightfall 18
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: (continued from Batman 499)
With Bane's men in custody, Batman visited Commissioner Gordon. He then freed Trogg, Bird, and Zombie; he followed them back to Bane. The new Batman fought Bane.
(continued in Batman 500)


Detective 667

Cover Date: October 1993
Subtitle: Wild, Wild East (part of Knightquest the Crusade)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: Az-Bat stopped some muggers, but was becoming bored with common criminals. Twin cowboy bandits arrived in Gotham City and joined up with one of the local mobs. Jean Paul continued to tinker with his Batsuit; he found Harold's latest creation - a subway rocket.


Detective 668

Cover Date: November 1993
Subtitle: Runaway (part of Knightquest the Crusade)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: Tim received his driver's license. Though not yet sixteen, he got a special permit due to his father's handicap. He broke into the cave to get the car Bruce promised him and was attacked by Az-Bat.
(continued in Robin 1 and Detective 669)


Detective 669

Cover Date: December 1993
Subtitle: Town Tamer (part of Knightquest the Crusade)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Eduardo Barreto
Storyline: The "Trigger Twins" held up and stole the Gotham Subway System's money train (the train that took in the daily tolls). Az-Bat went after it and took them in. Joker prepared to make his move.


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