"I'll Never Steal a Car Again": After learning that the Batmobile is near a factory in Old Gotham, Batman tells Alfred to not engage its remote override so he can see what will happen. As it bursts into a factory, the workers there take the chance to escape while the guards dressed in penguin ma Batman: Gotham Nights #16 is a chapter in the digital-first series Batman: Gotham Nights (Volume 1 (Digital)) with a cover date of August, 2020.
Appearing in "I'll Never Steal a Car Again"
Synopsis for "I'll Never Steal a Car Again"
After learning that the Batmobile is near a factory in Old Gotham, Batman tells Alfred to not engage its remote override so he can see what will happen. As it bursts into a factory, the workers there take the chance to escape while the guards dressed in penguin masks fire at it. The Batmobile however entangles some of them by firing batarang-tipped rope, with the Penguin soon coming out and ordering his employees to show no mercy. As one of them takes a woman worker as hostage, he gets entangled in the rope fired from the Batmobile. Penguin and his guards then fire at the Batmobile as he tells them to bring in the heavy weapons, but they get subdued by Batman before they can damage it with an RPG.
Penguin upon seeing the vigilante however gets confused as to who is in the Batmobile, as a boy inside it promises to himself to never steal another car again. After Batman takes the Penguin away, he gets informed by Alfred about the Batmobile's fuel being low and sends it back to the Batcave. The override and autopilot are soon engaged however, with the kid taking the chance to run away. Batman and Alfred get surprised upon finding it empty and wonder if the other was responsible for letting the kid flee. Alfred however states he knew the kid would attack Penguin's factory after stealing the Batmobile, as it is revealed that he was the son of the woman worker held hostage earlier and she was one of the many destitutes forced to work by the Penguin.
Appearing in "Unstoppable"
- Batcycle (Destroyed)
Synopsis for "Unstoppable"
This story is reprinted from Batman Giant (Volume 2) #1.
Batwoman rushes to the site where the satellite Lord Death Man was imprisoned in crashed, and learns from the news that Wayne Enterprises had won a contract to dispose of him in space earlier without any trial. She questions Batman about it and gets told by him that he couldn't trust anyone to keep an eye on him since he's immortal. She warns him that he'll take his revenge on Wayne Enterprises, with Batman stating that Death Man's coming for him and he'll reach his location in five minutes. Kate tells him to not bother as she'll get to him earlier.
Meanwhile, Lord Death Man breaks out of his satellite in front of the Wayne Tower and promises to pay back Wayne Enterprises for sending him into space after locking him up in it. The police warn him to surrender, but he angrily charges at them while stating that their weapons can't harm him. Batwoman soon arrives and hits him with her Batcycle and tells him that she could have helped him receive a fair trial. He refuses to believe her, stating that every member of the Bat-Family lies, but she states he hasn't ever met her before and proceeds to blow the Batcycle near him after jumping away.
Death Man tells her that her fight is futile and to go away if she doesn't want to be hurt, but proceeds to hit him with all her weapons. When he realizes she has no weapons left, she reminds him that she knows how to fight with her fists. As she attacks him, he states that she can't kill him and Kate replies that she isn't trying to, she only wants to give him a fair trial after subduing him. Death Man states that she'll die if she keeps fighting him and knocks her to the ground, before questioning her for protecting Bruce Wayne. She states that Wayne Enterprises will answer for any wrongdoing and reveals she got him right where she wanted as they fought, before pushing him off the ledge and throwing him into wet concrete.
Death Man promises he'll take revenge against Batwoman for what she did and the police officers later separate him from the dry concrete bed, while making sure he himself remains encased in concrete. Detective Renee Montoya is unable to believe she's really in there, but Batwoman informs her that he can survive anything. Montoya states that Batman would never stay and watch the police officers take a criminal in, to which Kate states that she isn't like him. Unlike Batman, she is someone who stays around to ensure people are completely safe and is someone who Gothamites can count on to be there to help them instead of fearing her.
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