"This Way Lies Madness": Selina Kyle leaves Gotham City in order to sort things out, telling Bruce Wayne she is disappointed with him for not trusting her when Cat-Man framed her for the museum robbery.
Appearing in "This Way Lies Madness"
- Professor Milo
- George (First appearance)
- Bruno (First appearance)
- Mad Dog Markham (First appearance)
- Gotham City
Synopsis for "This Way Lies Madness"
At night, Batman encounters a motorcycle-riding hood who proves to be "Mad Dog" Markham, a crook he once sent to Arkham Asylum, but he fails capture him. Batman consults with Commissioner Gordon and learns that a recent robbery was apparently committed by "Kid Gloves" McConnell, who is also supposed to be incarcerated at Arkham. A call to the asylum confirms (or seems to) that Markham is still in custody.
Not satisfied, Batman disguises himself as Shank Taylor, a paranoid hood who is transferred from Gotham's Maximum Security prison to Arkham. In the asylum, he is taken to meet the director, who has his guards inject the raving "Taylor" with a sedative. As he is being led out, Batman asks why he is being treated this way. The "director", reveals himself as Professor Milo and replies that it is for his own good.
- This issue is reprinted in Tales of the Batman: Len Wein.
- Continuity wise, Professor Milo last appeared in Batman #255, where he was apparently killed by Anthony Lupus in his werewolf form. His appearance in this issue makes it clear that he survived, although he has gruesome scars on his face due to the monster's attack.
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