Gotham Knights ongoing 2003 (issues 35-46)

Issue #35

Cover Date: January 2003
Subtitle: Tabula Rasa part 2: Pain and Ink
Writer(s): Scott Beatty
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Cassandra and Barbara researched the possible Bruce / Bane connection. Though Nightwing tried to explain the situation to Huntress, she refused to listen and fled. Robin investigated the body of the tattoo victim. Bane and Batman had an altercation in the cave, but were broken up by Robin and Alfred. Ariadne Pinxit activated two more of her tattoos.
includes the Black and White story Cornered by Brian Azzarello and Jim Mahfood.


Issue #36

Cover Date: February 2003
Subtitle: Tabula Rasa part 3: Pix
Writer(s): Scott Beatty
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Dr. Thompkins called Alfred - Bane and Bruce were not related. Batman got to Pinxit - she told him her victims had raped her. When another man entered the apartment, she activated her own tattoos, which attacked the man and Batman. Bane arrived and helped Batman out of the situation, but Pinxit got away. Bane left town.
includes the Black and White story The Gasworks by Mike Mignola and Troy Nixey.


Issue #37

Cover Date: March 2003
Subtitle: Spoiler Space
Writer(s): Scott Beatty
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Spoiler tracked Batman after seeing the signal. He told her to go home - she didn't have what it took. He gave her a last chance: find the 10th member of Kobra, who was hiding out with a fission bomb. She got some information from Penguin and began searching it out. After Metamorpho captured the man, he called and informed Batman. He told Stephanie what she'd missed. Alfred told Robin what happened and he went to see Stephanie. Checkmate evaluated Huntress.
includes the Black and White story Fear is the Key by Mike Carey, Steve Mannion, and Hillary Barta.


Issue #38

Cover Date: April 2003
Subtitle: Knight Moves part 1: The Queen is Dead
Writer(s): Scott Beatty
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Bruce decided to stay in unless called out. He and Alfred played chess and discussed the family. Huntress, who'd been captured by Checkmate, was evaluated by Dr. Jonathan Crane and Jervis Tetch (Scarecrow and the Mad Hatter). They offered her a job; she refused it and leapt through their window. The Question searched for her and told Nightwing what he knew. Social Services began snooping in Jason Todd's records.
includes a Black and White story by Ann Nocenti and John Bolton.


Issue #39

Cover Date: May 2003
Subtitle: Knight Moves part 2: Castling
Writer(s): Scott Beatty
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Huntress survived the fall and got clear, though she did not know Checkmate tracked her back to her apartment building. She spoke with the Question, who said he'd done all he could to help her. After discussing Alfred's illness, Batman and Robin found Huntress with Checkmate still in tow.
includes the Black and White story Sunrise by Alex Garland and Sean Phillips.


Issue #40

Cover Date: June 2003
Subtitle: Knight Moves part 3: Checkmate
Writer(s): Scott Beatty
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Batman questioned Huntress; Robin got Dr. Thompkins to their location as Checkmate moved in. Batman sent them instead to Alfred, who'd taken a turn for the worse. Booby traps flushed Checkmate out and Batman asked Huntress to accept their offer. Leslie and Tim found Alfred unconscious and bleeding from the mouth and nose.
includes the Black and White story Neighborhood by Robert Rodi, Jon Proctor, and John Floyd.


Issue #41

Cover Date: July 2003
Subtitle: Rubber Soul
Writer(s): Scott Beatty
Artists(s): Toby Cypress
Storyline: Matches Malone bumped into Elongated Man and his wife at a book signing. Over dinner, Malone told them about Elastix - the newest fad drug among ravers. They found the source and stopped them. Back at the manor, Tim told Bruce that Leslie had bad news about Alfred.
includes the Black and White story I'll be Watching by Ed Brubaker and Ryan Sook.


Issue #42

Cover Date: August 2003
Subtitle: 20 Days less One
Writer(s): Scott Beatty
Artists(s): David Ross, John Floyd
Storyline: Dr. Thompkins discovered Alfred had a variation of the Clench. She suspected the bats in the cave had contracted it from Tim, and had passed it on to Alfred. After seven days, Bruce ended the quarantine - no one else was getting sick. A man from social services came to Wayne Manor to speak with Bruce about Jason Todd, but got the door slammed in his face. Superman helped steal an experimental cure from Luthor, which cured Alfred. They dosed the bats, evacuating them from the cave. The original Green Lantern and the Atom helped out while Batman was unable to.
includes the Black and White story Gargoyles of Gotham by Dean Motter.


Issue #43

Cover Date: September 2003
Subtitle: Knights Passed part 1: Batgirl and Robin
Writer(s): Scott Beatty
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Barbara came for a visit and was followed in by a man who served Bruce a court order. In the cave, he thought back on Dick's departure from his care and him asking Barbara to suit up once more and watch Jason (Robin) while he went after the Joker. Batgirl and Robin went after some smugglers in the bay. After the takedown, Batman asked her what he thought of his new partner. She expressed concern, but admitted one night with him couldn't make a final analysis.
includes the Black and White story Snap by John Ostrander and Philip Bond.


Issue #44

Cover Date: October 2003
Subtitle: Knights Passed part 2: Body of Evidence
Writer(s): Scott Beatty
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Nightwing found Batman watching the social worker digging into his relationship with Jason. Akins called him - Riddler's girls were trying to get him freed from Blackgate. Bruce, Barbara, and Dick all thought back on the aftermath of Jason's death. Aaron Langstrom, the son of Man-Bat Kirk Langstrom, watched the goings-on in the cave.
includes the Black and White story The Best of Gotham by Jill Thompson.


Issue #45

Cover Date: November 2003
Subtitle: Knights Passed part 3: Fathers and Sons
Writer(s): Scott Beatty
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Social services arrived at Wayne Manor. Dick and Tim spoke with the man (Bruce still hadn't made it in from the previous night). Batman "rescued" a basketball prodigy who'd been kidnapped by his father, who was trying to raise his value in the draft. Man-Bat helped him out and realized his own missing son's sent was on Batman's cape. Alfred told the social worker he was as much responsible for the kids as Bruce was. Bruce got home and spoke with the man, and broke down telling him about Jason. Dr. Langstrom picked up Aaron, who was hiding out in the cave. Aaron helped herd the bats back to their home who'd been run out by the vaccine.
includes the Black and White story Sidekick by Kimo Temperance and Nathan Fox.


Issue #46

Cover Date: December 2003
Subtitle: Scared Straight
Writer(s): Scott Beatty
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, John Floyd
Storyline: Bruce, Dick, Cassandra, and Tim discussed the Spook - a criminal Batman and (the original) Robin had put in jail 8 years before. He was being let out of prison and had been a model inmate. The BatSquad followed him around to make sure he stayed clean. After a run-in with Nightwing and Robin, he turned himself in for a crime he'd not committed.
includes the Black and White story Urban Renewal by Will Pfeifer and Brent Anderson.


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