Shadow of the Bat ongoing 1993 (issues 8-22)

Shadow of the Bat 8

Cover Date: January 1993
Subtitle: The Misfits part two
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Tim Sale
Storyline: Chancer and Killer Moth grabbed Bruce Wayne, while Cat-man and Calendar Man captured Gordon and the mayor. They gave the city five hours to meet their demand: $10 million. Robin heard the news and got on the case.


Shadow of the Bat 9

Cover Date: February 1993
Subtitle: The Misfits part three
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Tim Sale
Storyline: Lt. Essen-Gordon was sent to deliver the ransom money, Robin went to a possible holding location, and Nimrod tailed Essen. Killer Moth sunk the holding tank the prisoners were in - water began pouring in on them. Robin rescued the hostages; Batman appeared and took down the misfit gang.


Shadow of the Bat 10

Cover Date: March 1993
Subtitle: The Thane of Gotham
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Mike Collins, Steve Mitchell
Storyline: Batman went in on a possible hostage situation - a man had invited all participants in his wife's death years before (she died giving birth to their handicapped son): a nurse, an orderly, a doctor (Thomas Wayne), and a lawyer. Batman rescued the man when the participants tried to kill him so that he couldn't sue/blackmail them. He had no ill intentions to the group, he only wanted for them to show compassion.


Shadow of the Bat 11

Cover Date: April 1993
Subtitle: The Human Flea
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Vince Giarrano
Storyline: Two prisoners (Mortimer Kadaver and Bodie) escaped Blackgate while Batman chased "the Human Flea." Kadaver took Bodie to a crypt where he lived while not in prison. Bodie agreed to have some of his animal rights friends help them on a job.


Shadow of the Bat 12

Cover Date: May 1993
Subtitle: The Human Flea
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Vince Giarrano
Storyline: The escapees raided a flea circus and killed the owner. The Human Flea went out to avenge his grandfather (the owner). He teamed up with Batman after giving his word that he'd turn himself in. Kadaver planned to unleash a plague on Gotham with the fleas. Batman stopped the plot at a theatre with Human Flea's help.


Shadow of the Bat 13

Cover Date: June 1993
Subtitle: The Nobody
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Norm Breyfogle
Storyline: Bruce Wayne was visited in his office by a dying bum who knew he was the Batman. The man saw Batman's mask removed during a fight the night before. Thinking the information might prove profitable, he tried to sell it. The plan backfired - his payment was a mortal stab wound. Batman's identity was to be auctioned off by the man who got the info. While Bruce Wayne was in Europe, Batman stopped the auction.


Shadow of the Bat 14

Cover Date: July 1993
Subtitle: Gotham Freaks part one
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Joe Staton, Steve Mitchell
Storyline: Batman chased a robber into a theme park and lost him. To get closer to the action, he got a job there in disguise. After another robbery, Batman got close, but was thrown for a loop by the park's administrator. The robber appeared to by some sort of hypnotist.


Shadow of the Bat 15

Cover Date: August 1993
Subtitle: Gotham Freaks part two
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Joe Staton, Steve Mitchell
Storyline: Batman captured the hypnotist, Mirage, who'd been masquerading as a no-armed, no legged man in the freak show. Bruce Wayne bought the park when he found out it was about to go under.


Shadow of the Bat 16

Cover Date: early September 1993
Subtitle: The God of Fear part one of three (part 16a of Knightfall)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins, Mike Manley
Storyline: Professor Jonathan Crane engineered an experiment at a Gotham college under an assumed name. Anarky broke out of a juvenile detention center and decided that Batman had created all his enemies, therefore should be taken down. Jean Paul Valley went out as Batman. Scarecrow's experiment left his subjects under his complete control. Together, they went on a rampage.


Shadow of the Bat 17

Cover Date: late September 1993
Subtitle: The God of Fear part two of three (part 16b of Knightfall)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins
Storyline: After hearing reports of Scarecrow's activities, Batman went out for him. Crane's minions unleashed their fear gas across Gotham City. Anarky took down one of them while Batman saved patrons of a burning restaurant.


Shadow of the Bat 18

Cover Date: early October 1993
Subtitle: The God of Fear conclusiong (part 16c of Knightfall)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins, Steve George
Storyline: Scarecrow demanded Gotham to declare him a god. He contacted Commissioner Gordon and threatened him with a tanker-truck full of fear gas (which was a diversion - he planned on unleashing in Gotham City's water supply). Batman zeroed in on him and caught him. Anarky, who was there first, captured them both. Fear gas struck both Batman and Anarky; Jean Paul's programming defeated the gas and he took down Scarecrow and Anarky.
(continued in Batman 499)


Shadow of the Bat 19

Cover Date: late October 1993
Subtitle: The Tally Man part one (part of KnightQuest: The Crusade)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Vince Giarrano
Storyline: Az-Bat continued brutalizing thugs. The Tally Man assassinated a top mob boss and searched out his brother. Batman was next on his hit-list after killing him. He saw Batman and attacked.


Shadow of the Bat 20

Cover Date: early November 1993
Subtitle: The Tally Man part two (part of Knightquest: The Crusade)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Vince Giarrano
Storyline: Az-Bat fought his demons and the Tally Man. Massively injured, the system kicked in and gave him the extra boost to defeat the Tally Man. He stopped short of killing him and left him there.


Shadow of the Bat 21

Cover Date: late November 1993
Subtitle: Bruce Wayne part one: The Hood (Part of KnightQuest: The Search)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins
Storyline: (continued from Justice League Task Force 6)
In England, as Batman, Bruce enlisted the services of a local vigilante named Hood. Dr. Kinsolving's kidnapper, Benedict Asp, began testing her healing powers. He was able to amplify and reverse the healing, causing death. Hood delivered the info on Asp. Wayne continued therapy.


Shadow of the Bat 22

Cover Date: December 1993
Subtitle: Bruce Wayne part two: A Day in the Death of an English Villiage (part of KnightQuest: The Search)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins, Steve George
Storyline: As Sir Hemingford Grey, Bruce Wayne got closer to Asp and Kinsolving. With his financial backer on hand, Asp attempted to kill an entire community. Grey (Wayne) saw Kinsolving, but she did not recognize him in disguise.
(continued in SotB 23)


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