"Chaos -- Coming and Going!": Selina Kyle learns from Dr. Dundee that she is infected with a rare and fatal disease and that she has only has one year to live. The only cure for the malady was known to the ancient Egyptians and an herbal antidote that was lost in time
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Synopsis for "Chaos -- Coming and Going!"
Selina Kyle learns from Dr. Dundee that she is infected with a rare and fatal disease and that she has only has one year to live. The only cure for the malady was known to the ancient Egyptians and an herbal antidote that was lost in time. Coincidentally, Selina attends an Egyptian museum exhibit and can barely restrain herself from theft when she sees urns full of ancient herbs along with cat-idols.
In the meantime, Captain Boomerang has struck in Gotham City and has made hits on the delivery trucks of the Gotham Guardian. His path crosses that of Batman, but Boomerang manages an escape. After his failed caper, Bruce returns home where he learns from Lucius Fox that Gotham Guardian is owned by one of Gregorian Falstaff's front organizations.
Captain Boomerang's main target was Falstaff all along as he had invested his retirement fund money in a stock which Falstaff had controlled and sold short, wiping out Boomerang's savings. For this reason, Boomeranf attacks Falstaff in his penthouse, demanding Falstaff pay up, but Batman arrives, and Captain Boomerang is forced to give battle, though he kayos the hero with one of his weapons.
While Batman was fighting the villain, Selina tried to talk to Bruce, but when she can't find him, she decides that it's time to take back the control of her life.
Batman awakens to find himself tied to one of the giant boomerangs which had been used against the Flash, one equipped with rockets. The boomerang is sent aloft, but without Batman, who has burned off his bonds on the rockets' after-burners. Boomerang and Batman come to a stand-still and each of them attack with their weapons of choice. The boomerang used by the villain is well aimed, but it is crused when the Batarang impacts against it, allowing Batman to capture Boomerang and put and end to his revenge.
Back at the museum, a guard is assaulted by a cat-clawed person who carries off the urns from the Egyptian exhibit. The guard concludes that the Catwoman is on the prowl again.
- This book was first published on January 10, 1980.
- This issue is reprinted in Tales of the Batman: Len Wein.
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