Gotham Knights ongoing 2001 (issues 11-22)

Gotham Knights 11

Cover Date: January 2001
Subtitle: Transference part four
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Nightwing and Robin let Hugo Strange (dressed as Batman) go. The went with Alfred to pick up Bruce at Wayne Enterprises. Dick tried to explain everything to him, but he had no clue what Dick was talking about. They took him down into the cave - Bruce's amnesia appeared to be legitimate. Nightwing and Robin went out and were captured by the fake Catwoman. She took them to Strange, who also had Wayne captive. After being questioned, Nightwing escaped and freed Wayne while Strange questioned Robin. When attempting to save Robin, Nightwing was faced with a decision to save either Wayne or Robin. He chose Wayne; he and Robin were able to take control of the situation while Bruce cowered in a corner. Back in the cave, Nightwing was able to break Bruce loose from his self-inflicted hypnosis. Hugo Strange cracked due to being wrong about Wayne, and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital.
includes the Black and White story Snow Job by Bob Kaningher and Kyle Baker.


Gotham Knights 12

Cover Date: February 2001
Subtitle: Damages
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Coy Turnbull, John Lowe
Storyline: Babs began working on a case of a serial mugger who attacked only the handicapped. Unable to speak to her dad or Bruce about it, she went to Alfred. After finding a correlation where all the victims had open litigations against those responsible for their conditions, Barbara started a suit against her father (for putting her in harm's way), Bruce Wayne (for manufacturing a faulty alarm system), and Jeremiah Arkham (for failing to cure Joker). The hoax drew out the attacker, and Gordon's men took him down.
includes a Black and White story by Dave Gibbons.


Gotham Knights 13

Cover Date: March 2001
Subtitle: The End - Officer Down part seven
Writer(s): Greg Rucka
Artists(s): Rick Burchett, Rodney Ramos
Storyline: (continued from Detective 754)
Two weeks after being shot, Gordon returned to the scene of the crime. Afterwards, he announced his retirement to his crew. Michael Akins would be appointed his replacement; "Hardback" Bock would replace Akins as Chief of Police. Gordon took Akins to the roof to introduce him to Batman, who did not take the news well. Bullock had to stop Montoya from killing Rich at his own apartment. Batman later visited Gordon at his home. Rich disappeared.
includes the Black and White story Funny Money by Harlan Ellison and Gene Ha.


Gotham Knights 14

Cover Date: April 2001
Subtitle: Sibling Rivalry
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Nightwing was taking on Double Dare (the acrobat sister duo) who'd just swiped $2million from a Wayne charity when Azrael showed up as requested by Batman. Azrael took down some gunmen out to get Double Dare for stealing from Penguin. Nightwing and Azrael chased the sisters to the Penguin's place, where they tried to apologize to him. The two former temporary Batmen burst in when they heard gunshots. Nightwing let the girls go after recovering the loot. He and Azrael came to an understanding with each other.
includes the Black and White story The Bet by Paul Dini and Ronnie Del Carmen.


Gotham Knights 15

Cover Date: May 2001
Subtitle: Far From the Tree
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Poison Ivy got one of Arkham Asylum's guards under her spell. She killed him, escaped, and attacked a 'save the rainforest' benefit. Bruce Wayne, attending the function, called Robin for support. Robin was able to get the antitoxin from Ivy while Batman dealt with the party-goers who were under her control.
includes the Black and White story Stormy Nether by Tom Peyer, Gene Colan, and Tom Palmer.


Gotham Knights 16

Cover Date: June 2001
Subtitle: Matatoa part one
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Bruce Wayne dreamed of his parents, Dick's parents, and Jason. On patrol that night, Batman pursued a man who'd shot up a bar. Upon capturing him, the man (who called himself Matatoa) told Batman he was an immortal that fed on the souls of his kills, gaining their qualities - he had to kill to stay alive. Nightwing showed up as he was offering to kill Batman so that he could guard Gotham City forever.
includes the Black and White story The Bat No More by Alan Grant and Enrique Breccia.


Gotham Knights 17

Cover Date: July 2001
Subtitle: Matatoa part two
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Officer Grayson dropped Matatoa off at Arkham Asylum and headed back to the cave. He suited up with Batman; Oracle called - Matatoa had escaped. Nightwing caught up with him first, with Batman soon arriving. Matatoa fell into the river during the struggle, but no body was recovered. Back at the cave, Batman presented Dick with adoption papers. Dick signed them and became Bruce's legal son. Matatoa left Gotham City quite alive.
includes the Black and White story A Moment in the Light by Joe Kelly and Aron Weisenfeld.


Gotham Knights 18

Cover Date: August 2001
Subtitle: Cavernous
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Aquaman checked in with Batman, but Batman blew him off. Feeling lonely without Alfred or Tim, he ended his patrol early ("slow night"). He called Aquaman back and invited him over to help fix up the cave from the recent earthquake damage.
includes the Black and White story Fat City by Mick McMahon and Dave Gibbons.


Gotham Knights 19

Cover Date: September 2001
Subtitle: The Factor of Fear
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Dick Giordano
Storyline: A group of smalltime crooks trying to pull off an inside job got jumpy and believed Batman was after them. They botched their job and ended up letting the loot get away. Batman later happened upon their ring leader and took him down.
includes the Black and White story The Call by Mark Schultz and Claudio Castellini.


Gotham Knights 20

Cover Date: October 2001
Subtitle: Sons and Lovers - Retribution part one
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Batman made a drug bust - the offender's (Jack Inzerillo) father (Enrico Inzerillo) took the fall for his son. He asked Batman to take his son down before he got himself killed. Clark Kent ran into Bruce Wayne, who was in Metropolis on business. Bruce learned of a man claiming to be Dick's grandfather, who was contesting the adoption. Dick met the man and took him to meet Bruce.
includes the Black and White story The Lesson by Julius Schwartz, Dan Raspier, and Christian Alamy.


Gotham Knights 21

Cover Date: November 2001
Subtitle: Contested - Retribution part two
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Dick's "grandfather" thought Dick was pulling off a rather involved ploy to rob Bruce Wayne. Back at Dick's apartment, the man confessed that someone named "Algool" told him about his grandson. Batman took down a sniper (Ubu) outside their window. Nearby, Jack Inzerillo was trying to make a move with another gang to get out of his father's shadow. They double-crossed him. Batman took them all down. Dick showed the man a picture of his father, which was not the man's son. Bruce and Dick signed the official adoption papers.
includes the Black and White story Day and Night by Mike Carlin, Dan DeCarlo, and Terry Austin.


Gotham Knights 22

Cover Date: December 2001
Subtitle: Bugged Out (part of Last Laugh)
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Batman sent Spoiler to check out a situation. Roaches had attacked a man and taken over his body. The man crashed a car into an extermination facility, causing an explosion. As Spoiler tracked him, the "man" attacked her. Batman saved her and took down the roached man. Birds of Prey
includes the Black and White story The Bottom Line by Michael Golden and Jason Pearson.


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