Rite of Passage conclusion. Batman has finally learned where the Obeah Man is holding Tim Drake's parents captive and races to the rescue--but will he arrive too late to prevent the young Tim from experiencing the loss of his parents?
Batman enlists the Penguin's help in rescuing the citizens of quake-ravaged Gotham. A mysterious new villain calling himself the Quakemaster demands 10 million dollars, or he promises to unleash an even deadlier earthquake on the city!
The Return of Scarface part 2, continued from BATMAN #475. Bruce Wayne tries to reconcile his feelings for Vicki Vale, while Scarface goes overboard in his attack on the Demon! Continued in BATMAN #476.
The Return of Scarface part 3, continued from DETECTIVE COMICS #642. A warehouse somewhere in Gotham is about to explode. Trapped inside by Scarface are the Street Demonz and Commissioner Gordon. Where's Batman? Revealing his identity to Vicki Vale?!
Prodigal part 6, continued from BATMAN #513. Batman must quell a prison riot ignited by Two-Face, who is one step away from reducing Gotham City to chaos. Plus, Gordon and Essen's disagreements over the Dark Knight threaten their marriage. Continued in DETECTIVE COMICS #680.
Prodigal part 10, continued from BATMAN #514. The Tally Man returns to Gotham determined to get revenge on Batman, who once defeated and disabled him. But the villain doesn't know that the man who wears the cape and cowl is not the man he hates. Continued in DETECTIVE COMICS #681.
In quake-torn Gotham, Batman is captured by someone he was trying to help--a university professor driven mad after being trapped for two weeks with a classroom full of dead students. The professor decides to prove his theory of "devolution" by forcing Batman to perform a series of tasks no one could possibly survive.
As Batman is preventing a rooftop suicide following the devastating Cataclysm, he spots Mr. Freeze. Following him to an underground tunnel, they encounter Clayface, freed from captivity by the quake. As the man Batman rescued watches, the two villains battle each other--and the Dark Knight.
The mystery that brought Batman to San Francisco deepens, and a fated encounter with an aged Native American and his huge canine companion in Death Valley lead him to site of an ancient ritual. "Spirit of the Beast" part 2.
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