"Dragnet": This story is reprinted from Batman Giant (Volume 2) #3.

Batman: Gotham Nights #4 is a chapter in the digital-first series Batman: Gotham Nights (Volume 1 (Digital)) with a cover date of May, 2020.

Synopsis for "Dragnet"

This story is reprinted from Batman Giant (Volume 2) #3.

Bruce while pretending to mingle with his fellow Gothamite billionaires at a country club, hears them talking about their involvement in drug and human trafficking. He then makes an excuse about going to the bathroom where he puts on his batsuit, before assaulting them and having them arrested. The three billionaires are jailed in Blackgate Prison.

One of the businessmen, Hiram Bosch, decides to call Bruce for help after not receiving help from his lawyer. Hiram requests him to retrieve his money and fake passports from an offshore yacht and he agrees, only to later turn it all in along with his yacht's guards to the police. To avoid suspicion, he pretends to get turned in himself by Batman while retrieving them too.

Hiram promises he has a way out, having come in contact with the Joker who later on assaults the jail and breaks all the businessmen out. Gordon while despondent over their escape, states they have an informant who turns out to be Bruce. At Joker's hideout, Bruce is allowed to make a call and pretends to tell Alfred to sell his properties while the latter gets a fix on his location.

As Joker threatens the billionaires to cough up more money, the Batmobile launches a concussion grenade into the hideout and Alfred tips off the police about its location. Joker runs away when the cops arrive, but informs Bruce that the billionaires had laundered money through Wayne Enterprises. Gordon has Bruce freed after the others are jailed and he decides to check out the proxy investors of his company.

Appearing in "Dragnet"

Featured Characters:

  • Batman (Flashback and main story)

Supporting Characters:


  • Hiram Bosch (Flashback and main story)
  • The Joker (Flashback and main story)
  • Phil

Other Characters:





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