"One More Chance, Part 2 of 2": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.
Appearing in "One More Chance, Part 2 of 2"
Synopsis for "One More Chance, Part 2 of 2"
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Appearing in "Hush, Chapter Two: The Friend"
- Batman (Flashback and main story)
- Alfred Pennyworth
- Huntress (Helena Bertinelli)
- Thomas Elliot (First appearance)(Flashback and main story)
- Jimmy Olsen (Cameo)
- Lois Lane (Cameo)
- Martha Wayne (Flashback only)
- Oracle (Behind the scenes)
- Thomas Wayne (Flashback only)
- Shondra Kinsolving
- Gotham City
Synopsis for "Hush, Chapter Two: The Friend"
This story is reprinted from Batman #609.
The thugs that witnesses the dark knight's fall surround him and try to take off his mask and when they're unable to do so, they try to kill the man. Oracle asks for any member of the Gotham vigilantes to reach Batman's location since he started an emergency signal on his Utility Belt and he is not responding to her. Huntress screeches to a halt with her motorcycle in the middle of Park Row. Deploying her battle staff, she launches into the thugs surrounding Batman's body. While beating her opponents back, she maintains radio communication with Oracle, who in turn uses remote control to bring the Batmobile to their location. Huntress loads Batman's unconscious body into the empty vehicle, whereupon it returns to the Batcave. The scene is witnessed by a mysterious man whose head is covered in bandages.
Elsewhere, Poison Ivy takes the money-filled attaché case that she received from Catwoman and gives it to a shadowy figure at an undisclosed location.
At the Batcave, Alfred Pennyworth labors around the clock to save Bruce's life, but there is little even his impressive skills can accomplish. Bruce is suffering from a severe skull fracture. Though barely conscious, Bruce manages to tap out the name "Thomas Elliot" in Morse code. Thomas Elliot is a brilliant neurosurgeon and a childhood friend of Bruce Wayne.
Alfred takes Bruce to Gotham City Hospital and Dr. Elliot manages to save his life. During the operation, Bruce dreams of his childhood. He recalls playing games of strategy with young Tommy Elliot, and remarking at Tommy's keen analytical mind.
Alfred has Nightwing wreck one of Bruce's sports cars, and stages the story that Bruce injured himself while racing throughout the neighborhood of Bristol. The operation proves successful, and Bruce is released.
Appearing in "Haly's Wish"
- Paragon (Cameo)
- WayneCorp Jet
Synopsis for "Haly's Wish"
This story is reprinted from Nightwing (Volume 3) #2.
As the rain pours down in Gotham City, Nightwing is under attack by a bladed assassin. Nightwing grips his attacker by the wrist, sending a high voltage shock through his body. The shock only stuns his opponent briefly, and as they spar, he demands to know the assassin's name, suddenly remembering that the target for assassination is Dick Grayson, and not Nightwing. Apparently, Dick Grayson is being reported as Gotham's fiercest killer. In response, the assassin fires a rocket onto a populated street, and endangers a car full of people. Nightwing decides to save the people inside at the risk of losing his quarry.
After getting home, Dick barely has time to get out of his costume before a knock comes at the door from his old friend from the circus, Raya Vestri. She demands to be taken to Atlantic City that night. Unable to resist a beautiful girl in distress, Dick agrees.
Unexpectedly, Dick accompanies Raya on a private jet that he 'borrowed' from Bruce Wayne. He asks her what all the urgency is about, and she reveals that it was actually a ploy by Mr. Haly to have Dick come see him. She explains that it has to be tonight and in person because Mr. Haly is dying.
Upon arriving in Atlantic City, Dick heads to the Haly "family" warehouse, which is where the unused circus equipment is kept. Inside, he discovers a decrepit Mr. Haly, attached to an oxygen tank. He is dying of cancer, and he needs to give Dick something before it takes him completely. Dick is surprised to find that Mr. Haly has named him as the heir to Haly's Circus. He explains that he had always intended to give the circus to the Grayson family, but the death of Dick's parents set things awry. Reluctantly, Dick takes the deed and returns to the jet.
On the way home, Raya expresses some worry that the years have changed them both, but it becomes apparent that their attraction to each other is strong. They embrace, and make love there while the jet remains airborne.
Still on the jet, Dick wakes up beside Raya, and receives a call that has been routed up there. It is the voice of the assassin, who admits that on the advice of Nightwing, he feels compelled to give his prey a name to think about: Saiko. He reveals that he knows that Dick and Nightwing are one and the same, having extracted the information from Mr. Haly. He wants Dick to watch him kill the old man, unless Nightwing can stop him.
As Nightwing, Dick returns to the warehouse, only to face Saiko's explosive rockets. The old warehouse is fragile, and the explosions threaten its integrity. Kicking Saiko in the face, Dick makes a run for finding Mr. Haly. Unfortunately Haly has already been injured significantly, though he is conscious enough to apologize for letting Dick's identity slip.
Saiko catches up to him, and grabbing Nightwing by the neck, he expresses disbelief that he is really the fiercest killer in Gotham. Angrily, Nightwing uses his Batrope to pull the roof down on Saiko, and grabbing Mr. Haly up, he escapes the building as it goes up in flames.
On a hillside safely out of the fire's range, Haly admits that all this trouble is because there is an important secret about Haly's Circus that even Dick doesn't know. Cryptically, he states that there are "answers in the heart" before dying in Dick's arms.
Appearing in "Helter Shelter"
- Big Tony
- Goat Boy
- Madame Macabre (First full appearance)
- Poison Ivy
- Rodney (First appearance)
- Sy Borgman (First appearance; unnamed)
- Hired killer #5 (Dies)
- Albert Fish (Mentioned only)
- The Butcher of Rostov (Mentioned only)
- Gilles de Rais (Mentioned only)
- Hired killer #4 (Appears only as a corpse)
- Jeffrey Dahmer (Statue only)
- John George Haigh (Mentioned only)
- The Joker (Statue only)
- Madame Macabre's Great Aunt Lily (Mentioned only)
- Nathan the Dachshund
- New Jersey
- New York
Synopsis for "Helter Shelter"
This story is reprinted from Harley Quinn (Volume 2) #2.
Having recently gained ownership of a building in Coney Island, Harley Quinn is only slightly embarrassed to be caught assaulting a wax figure of the Joker in Madame Macabre's wax museum below her loft. The museum depicts some of the world's most famous killers for viewers to ooh and aah at. With that in mind, Harley reminds Madame Macabre that as the new owner, she will be collecting rent on the first of the month. In the meantime, though, she needs a refrigerator for her loft, and hopes Madame Macabre can help her find one. Macabre suggests she pick one up from the Kingsborough Morgue.
With her cold storage issues taken care of, Harley happens upon a protest outside the King Hill Pet Adoption Center, and investigates. She learns that the shelter euthanizes its animals instead of allowing adoptions. As it turns out, the protesters have adopted so many pets to save them from euthanization that bylaws preclude them having anymore. Hoping to save some lives, Harley decides to do some adopting. After all, she only has one pet. Unfortunately, upon Harley's filling out the eligibility form, the manager takes one look at it and tears it in half. Unfortunately, she will have to use unofficial means to rescue the animals.
So, Harley makes a call to Poison Ivy in Gotham City, and Pam is only too happy to come for a visit and a girls' night out. While she waits, Harley enjoys a sandwich - a difficult task, given how hard it is to enjoy anything with the corpse of one of a number of assassins stinking up her loft. She had hoped to get the fridge delivered that night in order to reduce that stench a bit, but she is disappointed to learn that the delivery will be delayed. Grumpily, she wonders what to do about the body, only to be terrified when it stands up and suggests she give it a bath. Fortunately, it is only a prank played by Poison Ivy, who was acting the puppeteer with her vines.
After a brief tour, and an introduction to her beaver, Harley and Ivy work out their plan to liberate the animals together. That plan goes awry when, once freed, all of the animals simply run out into the streets. Worriedly, the pair split up to gather the ones they can.
Unfortunately for Harley, the bounty on her head remains intact, and while separated from Ivy, a bounty hunter speeds toward her in his car, hoping to run her down. After forcing him to drive his car into a pole, she demands to know whether or not he was hired, and is upset to learn that the client posted her address on the internet. Hoping to set an example, she throws him violently through the window f a butcher shop. As an added bonus, though, the smell of blood and meat draws the attention of all the escaped dogs she was searching for.
Strapping the mook to his trailer hitch, Harley steals his car and leads the dogs back to her place, where Ivy is waiting. Ivy already knows about the hit on Harley, and suggests that they fake her death and let her collect on the bounty. In the meantime, though, Ivy user her plants to lure the cats and birds back - and now they're all waiting in the loft, eager to tear Bernie the Beaver to pieces. Ivy is unconcerned, but for Bernie's sake, they toss the animals the would-be assassin instead.
The next morning, Ivy wakes up before Harley and makes her way downstairs, thinking that the place could use some greenery. Harley wakes to find Ivy gone, and prepares to feed her new pets, only to discover that Ivy has turned the empty floor of her building into a dog park. She is greeted there by Big Tony, who hopes to let his friend Rodney - a dog-man from the freakshow - play in the park too. After Harley agrees, he comments that she will have to come up with a resolution for the poo problem. She suggests that if he can build her something, she has plans for a solution.
From across the street, a certain someone watches her, promising that they will use her to see his enemies dead.
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- Batman Recommended Reading
- Batman (Volume 1)
- Batman (Volume 2)
- Batman (Volume 3)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 1)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 2)
- Batman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Batman: Gotham Knights (Volume 1)
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: Shadow of the Bat (Volume 1)
- Batman: Streets of Gotham (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 2)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 2)
- The Brave and the Bold (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 2)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
- Nightwing Recommended Reading
- Harley Quinn Recommended Reading
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