Detective ongoing 1994 (issues 670-680, 0)

Detective 670

Cover Date: January 1994
Subtitle: Cold Cases (part of Knightquest the Crusade
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Barry Kitson, Scott Hanna
Storyline: Montoya and Bulloch were called in when a body washed ashore frozen solid in a block of ice. Montoya took it to the morgue; Batman showed up when shots were fired. The block of ice melted, leaving Mr. Freeze free (he'd been frozen since Joker took over his gang). Batman and Montoya took him down.


Detective 671

Cover Date: February 1994
Subtitle: The Cutting Room Floor (part of Knightquest the Crusade
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: Joker forced some Hollywood filmmakers to finance his movie - The Death of Batman. He got his first glimpse of the new Batman by staging a mugging for his film. Batman realized he was being set up the next night, but could do nothing about it. Checking up on the girl he'd saved, he saw Robin fall from her window.


Detective 672

Cover Date: March 1994
Subtitle: Smash Cut (part of Knightquest the Crusade
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: Batman saved Robin, who turned out to be the girl from the previous night. After receiving a promotional poster for his movie, the police went after Joker. Batman was captured.


Detective 673

Cover Date: April 1994
Subtitle: Losing the Light (part of Knightquest the Crusade
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: Joker got his goons to take Batman. During the fight, he realized Batman wasn't BATMAN. Az-Bat took down all the goons and had to be restrained by the police before taking the Joker down permanently.


Detective 674

Cover Date: May 1994
Subtitle: Out-Gunned (part of Knightquest the Crusade
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: A sniper team took down a Gotham socialite from 16 blocks away. Montoya and Bullock were called in on the case. Az-Bat "questioned" a business associate of the deceased and learned he'd hired the shooter. Az-Bat tracked the team, Gunhawk and Bunny, to a gun show where they were attempting to steal a prototype. Bunny was injured, and Batman was shot up. Gunhawk escaped with Bunny and the prototype gun.


Detective 675

Cover Date: June 1994
Subtitle: Midnight Duel (part of Knightquest the Crusade
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: (continued from SotB 28)
When he could do no more from her, Gunhawk got Bunny to a hospital. Az-Bat went into the hospital after him. After a fire-fight, the police got in and got the unconscious Gunhawk.
(continued in Robin 7)


Detective 676

Cover Date: July 1994
Subtitle: Too Many Ninjas - KnightsEnd part three
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: (continued from SotB 29)
Nightwing and Robin snuck into the cave and met up with Harold, who helped them set up some surveillance equipment. Bruce was headed toward his next test. As soon as he gained the victory, he was attacked by another. Luck was with him on the second victory of the night. Nightwing and Robin watched as Azrael was plagued by a vision.
(continued in LotDK 62)


Detective 677

Cover Date: August 1994
Subtitle: Flesh and Shell - KnightsEnd part nine
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: (continued from SotB 30)
Believing Bruce died in the explosion, Nightwing went after Azrael. Their struggle caused them to fall into the river. Batman survived and got Robin to safety off the bridge. Nightwing followed Azrael onto a casino boat, where their fight continued. The police arrived; Azrael tossed the "pretender" at them and escaped. When he returned to the cave, Bruce Wayne - Batman, was waiting for him.
(continued in LotDK 63)


Detective 678

Cover Date: September 1994
Subtitle: Yesterdays Gone (part of Zero Hour)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Bob McLeod
Storyline: Batman came home and reacted to an alarm in the manor upstairs. Police were there questioning his parents about the murder of their son earlier that night. Batman went out to hunt the killer, but it was not and could not have been Joe Chill. Bruce returned home to spend some time with his parents, but when he arrived, he was back in his own reality - they no longer existed.


Detective 0

Cover Date: October 1994
Subtitle: Choice of Weapons
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: Batman thought of the days after the bat crashed through his window - designing the costume; using Wayne holdings to build an arsenal and vehicle; transforming the cave below his home into a lair. He ended a hostage situation and continued his journey.


Detective 679

Cover Date: November 1994
Subtitle: The Vermin Factor - Prodigal part three
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Lee Weeks, Joe Rubinstein
Storyline: (continued from SotB 32)
Otis Flannegan, the Ratcatcher, escaped. Tim learned Harvey Dent had been released on a clerical error. He told Dick and then spent some time with his father. Batman went to Gordon. The Commissioner confronted him about the multiple Batmen; Dick assured him the "armored one" was gone for good. With help from one of Harold's devices (which repelled rats), Batman took down Ratcatcher.
(continued in Robin 11)


Detective 680

Cover Date: December 1994
Subtitle: A Twice Told Tale - Prodigal part seven
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Lee Weeks, Graham Nolan, Joe Rubinstein
Storyline: (continued from SotB 33)
Batman returned from Blackgate; Robin contacted Oracle. She fingered the Hall of Records as a possible Two-Face strike. He was captured there just after getting a message to Batman. Dick was there in time, rescued Robin and Harvey Kent, and took down Two-Face.
(continued in Robin 12)


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