"Bane": After his last encounter with Batman, Bane is drifting unconscious. Over the course, Bane remembers the events of his life. He wakes up when he is approaching a big ship in the sea. Bane climbs to the ship's deck and takes control of it. B
Batman: Bane is a one-shot published in 1997. It was published on May 29, 1997.
Synopsis for "Bane"
After his last encounter with Batman, Bane is drifting unconscious. Over the course, Bane remembers the events of his life. He wakes up when he is approaching a big ship in the sea. Bane climbs to the ship's deck and takes control of it. Bane commands the crew to change the course and head towards Gotham City. The ship was a mobile nuclear plant and Bane was planning to make it explode near Gotham, killing everyone from irradiation.
Bane managed to find one of the League of Assassins ships and boarded it. He found out that Ra's ship exploded and that he and Talia might have died in the explosion. Bane recruited the remaining members of the League and took them into the nuclear plant.
Bane and his men were aproaching Gotham's adjacent city of Bludhaven. The coast guard tried to approach the incoming ship but Bane bombed them down. Nightwing watched everything and decided to infiltrate the ship to stop whoever was behind it. He barely stepped into the deck when some assassins attacked him. Nightwing managed to knock them down but then Bane appeared and knocked Nightwing out.
Bane arrived to Gotham's shore and demanded two million dollars in gold and that the League of Assasssins' members that were captured were released. His ransom demands were broadcast on local news. The Gotham City Police Department decided to act immediately and well as Batman and Robin. Commissioner Gordon sent Pettit and the Tactical Squad to break and enter Bane's ship but the assasins fired at them before they were able to reach the ship. Batman and Robin approached the ship from a different angle; they reached the ship by swimming underwater and managed to enter the ship unnoticed. Nightwing was tied-up upside down in one of the ships cells. He received a little help from one of the ship's crew, first mate Erica Mooney. Nightwing managed to escape before Mooney could return with an axe to cut the chains. Mooney found the cell empty and some of Bane's men fired at her. She dodged the bullets and was ready to strike her attackers at any minute but she was surprised to see them falling unconscious to the ground. She thought it was Nightwing who saved her but when she came out of her hiding place she faced Batman and Robin. Batman told Robin and Mooney to search and deactivate the explosive charges around the ship while he searched for Nightwing.
Nightwing arrived at the main compartment where he faced Bane. Both of them engaged in combat once more but Bane was much stronger than Nightwing. Nightwing was hurt and just before he resumed combat, Batman arrived and told him to go help Robin. The fight was resumed with Batman instead of Nightwing. Bane and Batman caused some havoc while fighting.
Robin and Mooney deactivated one charge but then were attacked by more assassins. Robin broke an steam tube wich he used as a distraction to takedown most of the assassins. Nightwing arrived in time to help him out with their enemies. Nightwing told them about Bane's plans to overheat the core reactor making it explode. The three of them went to the reactor but it was tightly sealed.
Batman and Bane took the fight over to the main deck where Bane grabbed a bazooka to fire at the ship creating the destruction he needed to make the reactor explode. Batman tackled Bane when he fired the bazooka and the projectile hit the upper structure of the ship creating an explosion over the deck. Batman went down to tell Nightwing and Robin about the explosion but Mooney assured them that the reactor structure will stay afloat and just the upper structure of the ship will be damaged. Batman worried about Bane's whereabouts as he jumped to the sea before it exploded.
In the end Bane is seeing walking into a beach, stealing a man's car and driving it towards some big city.
Appearing in "Bane"
- League of Assassins
- Griffin (Only appearance; dies)
- Zombie (Flashback only)
- Trogg (Flashback only)
- Bird (Flashback only)
- Talon (Flashback only)
- Gotham City Police Department
- Talia al Ghul (In dream sequence only)
- Batman (Jean-Paul Valley) (Flashback only)
- Skipper (Only appearance; dies)
- Frank (Single appearance)
- Lateef (Single appearance)
- Gotham City
- Santa Prisca (Flashback only)
- Peña Duro (Flashback only)
- This issue was released as one of four one-shot graphic novels to coincide with the release of the 1997 Batman and Robin movie. The covers to all four issues interlock to form one composite image in the order (from left to right): this issue; Batman: Batgirl; Batman: Mr. Freeze and Batman: Poison Ivy.
- This is an epilogue to the Batman: Legacy storyline.
- This issue is reprinted in the Batman: Legacy Vol. 2 (Collected).
- There are some flashbacks during Bane unconsciousness. The flashbacks are from Detective Comics #664 and Batman #500.
Links and References
|Batman: Legacy Crossover
The events from this issue are related to the Legacy crossover that went through the Batman Family Titles in 1996. The events of Legacy lead into Batman: Cataclysm, and ultimately No Man's Land.