Shadow of the Bat ongoing 1994 (issues 23-33, 0)

Shadow of the Bat 23

Cover Date: January 1994
Subtitle: Bruce Wayne part three: Curse of the Bat (part of KnightQuest: The Search)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins, Steve George
Storyline: Sir Hemingford Gray (Bruce Wayne) was escorted from the premises when he insisted on taking Shondra Kinsolving. Benjamin Asp's people checked the scene of their mass mind-kill. Asp left with Kinsolving, Wayne believed she was his willing participant. Alfred and Bruce got Jack Drake medical attention.
(continued in Legends of the Dark Knight 59)


Shadow of the Bat 24

Cover Date: February 1994
Subtitle: The Immigrant - Rosemary's Baby (part of KnightQuest: The Crusade)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Vince Giarrano
Storyline: Az-Bat saved an illegal immigrant from some thugs. She was in Gotham City to buy her baby back. Az-Bat attempted to find the baby-sellers. With some "boring" detective work, he brought down the racket. Jean Paul wondered about his mother, who he never knew.


Shadow of the Bat 25

Cover Date: March 1994
Subtitle: Joe Public - the Birth of a Hero (part of KnightQuest: The Crusade
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins, John Beatty
Storyline: Deke Mitchell aka Corrosive Man escaped. Jean Paul, having no knowledge of him, was surprised at what he could do; his suit was nearly destroyed. With help from Joe Public - a man who could use the power of others temporarily - Batman lured Corrosive Man into a trap and covered him in sand. Back in the cave, Jean Paul built a new suit to replace the one that had been ruined.


Shadow of the Bat 26

Cover Date: April 1994
Subtitle: Creatures of Clay - Diary of Love (part of KnightQuest: The Crusade)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins, Bob Smith
Storyline: (continued from Batman 505)
Az-Bat checked up on the school bus survivors and was attacked by Lady Clayface. Preston Payne (Clayface 3) attacked some patrolmen and kidnapped Graham Etchison - Abattoir's cousin. Lady Clayface morphed into a serpent and put the squeeze on Az-Bat.
(continued in SotB 27)


Shadow of the Bat 27

Cover Date: May 1994
Subtitle: Creatures of Clay - Child's Clay (part of KnightQuest: The Crusade)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins, Bob Smith
Storyline: (continued from SotB 26)
Az-Bat took down Lady Clayface with a jolt from his suit. Abattoir had Baby (Cassius) Clayface hostage. Clayface 3 delivered Etchison to Abattoir; Batman saved Baby Clayface and took down his father.
(continued in Batman 506)


Shadow of the Bat 28

Cover Date: June 1994
Subtitle: Commissioner Gordon - the Long Dark Knight (part of KnightQuest: The Crusade)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins, Bob Smith
Storyline: (continued from Batman 508)
Kitch reported to Gordon that Batman let Abattoir die. The search for Graham Etchison (Abattoir's hostage) continued. He was found dead in Abattoir's torture device. Gordon called in Batman and confronted him. Az-Bat played off the "murder" and left. He took down a street gang and headed back to the cave to modify the bat suit again.
(continued in Detective 675)


Shadow of the Bat 29

Cover Date: July 1994
Subtitle: KnightsEnd part two: Manimal - Proving Ground
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins, Bob Smith
Storyline: (continued from Batman 509)
Jean Paul had another vision. Bruce continued his training and called Nightwing and Robin. He told them everything he knew about Azrael and the Order of St. Dumas. They agreed to shadow Az-Bat for him. Jean Paul began seeking his father's murderer, Carleton LeHah. Bruce defeated yet another attacking master.
(continued in Detective 676)


Shadow of the Bat 30

Cover Date: August 1994
Subtitle: KnightsEnd part eight: Wild Knights Wild City
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins
Storyline: (continued from Batman 510)
Trying to shake the Batmen and Catwoman, Selkirk's helicopter crashed onto the high-point of a suspended bridge. As Batman tried to save Catwoman, Az-Bat continued his assault on his former mentor. Falling fuel from the helicopter ignited Az-Bat when he used his flame-thrower; he fell burning into the river. Batman and Catwoman saved Selkirk and his men from the burning helicopter. Batman took the Batmobile to attempt to save Jean Paul, but it had been booby-trapped and exploded. Azrael, costume now red where it once was blue - no longer resembling Batman at all, climbed from the river and attacked Nightwing and Robin.
(continued in Detective 677)


Shadow of the Bat 31

Cover Date: September 1994
Subtitle: The Battling Butler! (part of Zero Hour)
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins
Storyline: Batman and Robin returned to the cave to find that Alfred had returned, but it was not their Alfred. Bruce tried to explain to him what was going on. The Dynamic Duo took a call and were captured. Wannabe-detective Alfred saved them before he disappeared.


Shadow of the Bat 0

Cover Date: October 1994
Subtitle: The Beginning of Tomorrow
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins
Storyline: Batman tracked a pair of mob hitmen. He continued to think of his past and of his purpose as he took them down and returned home.


Shadow of the Bat 32

Cover Date: November 1994
Subtitle: Prodigal part two
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins
Storyline: (continued from Batman 512)
Arnold Wesker - the Ventriloquist, and his dummy, Scarface, surfaced and planned to take over the gang that was once theirs. With paperwork and records being a mess since the destruction of Arkham put many of its inmates in Blackgate, Harvey Kent was released from custody. Harvey Dent took his place and walked free. Batman (Dick) and Robin went after Ventriloquist after hearing twenty + junkies had died from bad heroin. They took Wesker down, but Scarface fell into the hands of another man in the gang.
(continued in Detective 679)


Shadow of the Bat 33

Cover Date: December 1994
Subtitle: Prodigal part six
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Bret Blevins
Storyline: (continued from Batman 513)
Blackgate began to overflow with the excess of prisoners. A man from Troika - a Russian "insurance/security" organization - approached Lucious Fox and threatened WayneCorp. Batman single-handedly stopped an all out riot at Blackgate. Two-Face kidnapped Harvey Kent - the man that should have been released instead of him.
(continued in Detective 680)


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