Gotham Knights ongoing 2000 (issues 1-10)

Issue #1

Cover Date: March 2000
Subtitle: Constants
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Dale Eaglesham, John Floyd
Storyline: The Batsquad investigated the murder of Senator Jack Myles and his wife Eileen. Myles had left Gotham City after the quake and voted for it to be removed from the nation. Due to the circumstances (their child was the only witness to the shooting), Nightwing requested the case solo. Batman refused him. After the investigation, Batman got the child to confess killing his parents. Bruce, Dick, Tim, and Alfred continued working on rebuilding Wayne Manor.
includes the Black and White story "To Become the Bat" by Warren Ellis and Jim Lee.


Issue #2

Cover Date: April 2000
Subtitle: Down with the Ship
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Dale Eaglesham, John Floyd
Storyline: Batman and Batgirl checked on an alleged bomb aboard an oil tanker leaving Gotham City. People had been captured during NML (and there were no records to say if they were alive or dead) were being shipped to the Middle East as slaves. The would-be-slaves set off their bomb. The crew abandoned ship and locked their captives in. Batman and Batgirl saw the explosion and set off toward it. They were able to rescue those left onboard; Batman had to convince Batgirl not to go down with the ship.
includes a Black and White story by John Byrne.


Issue #3

Cover Date: May 2000
Subtitle: Samsara part 1: Bad Karma
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Paul Ryan
Storyline: Batman took down Killer Croc atop a convenience store. In doing so, he heard gunshots and found the clerk below dead. After apprehending the shooter, the dead body caused its ambulance to wreck. It attacked Batman, calling itself Sam. Later that night, Batman went to the morgue. "Sam" awakened in another body, this of a woman, and attacked Batman again for not saving his life. Batman heard gunshots outside. A woman shot a guard and made off with some pills. Batman caught her and was again attacked by Sam. Sam killed the robber.
includes the Black and White story Broken Nose by Paul Pope.


Issue #4

Cover Date: June 2000
Subtitle: Samsara part 2: Letting Go
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s):
Storyline: After Batman took down Sam in the guard's body, he jumped into the woman he'd just killed. Days later, Batman found out that Sam was an eight year old boy who'd been killed in a car accident. He got a host body for the boy to find what he wanted, which was his mother. Bruce visited the boy's parents. Later that night, Sam found his mother and scared her into on-coming traffic. Batman saved her. The boy left after realizing that Batman gave it everything he had.
includes the Black and White story Greetings from ... Gotham City by John Arcudi and Tony Salmons.


Issue #5

Cover Date: July 2000
Subtitle: Locked
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Dale Eaglesham, John Floyd
Storyline: The Key attacked Arkham Asylum by locking all the doors, both inside and out. Batman beat him brutally. Batgirl chased Batman off while Azrael got the Key to some medical attention. Later that night, Batman tossed a drug dealer off a rooftop, but Batgirl was able to catch the man. The Key woke up in Arkham being guarded by Robin. After injecting the Boy Wonder with neural anti-inhibitors, he told him he'd done the same to his mentor. Batman went through Azrael to get back to the Key. He gave Robin the antidote and had the key locked away.
includes the Black and White story Hide and Seek by Paul Levitz and Paul Rivoche.


Issue #6

Cover Date: August 2000
Subtitle: Personal Effects
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Paul Ryan, John Floyd
Storyline: Bruce Wayne had dinner with Councilman Waldemar and Stuart Bentley. The councilman boasted that during the last plague, he'd auctioned off the antidote after stealing it en route to a hospital. The only records were in a safety deposit box in a bank vault buried in the cataclysm. Oracle got Batman to the vault, but it had been completely looted. Babs also had a box there. Batman followed a lead to the Penguin, who sent him another lead: the third man at the dinner, Stuart Bentley. Batman got to him before Penguin's men could and recovered his loot. Barbara told Batman what was in the letter he'd recovered - it was from her mother to James Gordon explaining that he could be her birth father. She'd taken it from her mother before James could read it.
includes the Black and White story The Riddle by Walter Simonson and John Paul Leon.


Issue #7

Cover Date: September 2000
Subtitle: Oblation
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Paul Ryan, John Floyd
Storyline: After a rough night in the sewers, Bruce got medical attention from Dr. Leslie Thompkins and Alfred. Disregarding their warnings, he went back out that night. He stopped a planned arson at a night club while Alfred and Leslie thought back on the past.
includes a Black and White story by John Arcudi and John Buscema.


Issue #8

Cover Date: October 2000
Subtitle: Transference part 1
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Dick and Tim showed up at Wayne Enterprises to meet Bruce. While he finished up a psychological screening requirement for his insurance, they discussed secret identities. Bruce's psychiatrist showed himself as Dr. Hugo Strange, a nemesis of Batman's, thought to be dead. Strange had captured Catwoman months before hoping to get information from her.
includes a Black and White story by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso.


Issue #9

Cover Date: November 2000
Subtitle: Transference part 2
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Dr. Strange told Bruce he knew he was Batman and locked them in the room. Bruce was able to get a fire started and escaped. Strange was met by Batman on the roof. Dick and Tim got some popcorn and watched the fight from street level. Batman defeated Strange and left him tied up for the police. While leaving the scene, the Batmobile exploded. Dick went into a rage and sought out Strange, who'd already made his escape.
includes the Black and White story Blackout by Howard Chaykin and Jordi Bernet.


Issue #10

Cover Date: December 2000
Subtitle: Transference part 3
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Tim got Dick to Wayne Manor and notified Alfred. Tim and Alfred checked the computer for leads on Strange - they refused to believe that Bruce was dead. Nightwing went back to the scene of the crime and found Catwoman on a rooftop. He asked her if she knew anything, and she mentioned that he wasn't the first to ask her about Batman recently. As Tim reported to Nightwing from the cave, someone set off an intruder alert upstairs. When Nightwing got there, Robin had Hugo Strange (dressed as Batman) cornered. Strange fled; Alfred received a call from Bruce.
includes the Black and White story Guardian by Alan Brennert and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.


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