The Batman Chronicles (1995-2001) Issues
An array of Elseworlds tales of the Dark Knight! First, a teenage club hopper from another dimension is accidentally transported to a Gotham City where Batman is seen not as a scourge of evil but as a marketing tool. Then, in "Citizen Wayne"--written by Brian Michael Bendis--reporter Clark Kent strives to learn the terrible secret of mysterious billionaire Bruce Wayne. Finally, a wordless story set in a bizarre city full of Bat-people finds a Batman and Batwoman taking their young son on a fateful trip to the movies...a night that ends in tragedy.
The series ends with a treasure trove of stories about the people, places, and tools in the life of Batman...First, the perpetually underappreciated Alfred stops a crime on his own. Then, a tale of one of Batman's most recognizable tools in crime fighting--the Batmobile! Finally, the wisecracking private eye Jason Bard has his own solo tale.
No Man's Land tie-in issue! Gotham Central's Detective Renee Montoya finds her brother alive and well in the aftermath of the earthquake, keeping company with the neighborhood Good Samaritan--Two-Face! Plus, a young couple tries to survive in an apartment that was once the Joker's hideout.
Batman infiltrates a criminal organization that's taking advantage of the chaos in Gotham, but before he can act in the city's best interest, Green Lantern literally drops into the conflict. Also, Man-Bat 'rescues' Oracle from quake-ravaged Gotham and takes her to his home in a church steeple, and the Question helps the Huntress reach an epiphany as they track black-market medical-supply sellers.
In the wake of the Cataclysm, Wayne Manor's defenses have been destroyed and only one thing stands between looters and the discovery of the Batcave: Alfred Pennyworth. Plus, Huntress searches for a vanished school bus, and Renee Montoya's brother tells her about one of his jet fighter battles in the Gulf.
Batgirl, Mr. Freeze, and Poison Ivy in three offbeat tales. First, a glimpse at the first teaming of Batgirl and Robin! Then, in the first backup, Batman and Robin battle Mr. Freeze, the perpetrator of a heinous crime...or is he? And finally, Batman must give in to Poison Ivy's blackmail when Gotham is besieged by her plant-animal hybrids.
It's a tale from Batman and Robin's past! Before Dick Grayson can don the Robin costume as Batman's partner, he must pass a final challenge: elude Batman for an entire night within the confines of Gotham City. But his game of hide-and-seek becomes deadly when Robin stops what appears to be a simple mugging and inadvertently intercepts key information. Now he's the target of a ruthless mob boss, his deadly gang of thugs, the GCPD and, of course, Batman himself, who races to find his young ward before it's too late.