"Ballistic's Evidence": Ballistic is hired by a group of suspicious men to recover some "evidence" from Gotham City. Ballistic tells them that he is taking the case but that if it is something wrong, he would do the right thing. They attack him when they decide he
- I always do the right thing...and if you're paying me to do a wrong thing, you just bought your downfall.
Appearing in "Ballistic's Evidence"
- Ballistic (Flashback and main story)
- Drug Dealers (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Ballistic's Evidence"
Ballistic is hired by a group of suspicious men to recover some "evidence" from Gotham City. Ballistic tells them that he is taking the case but that if it is something wrong, he would do the right thing. They attack him when they decide he is dangerous for them, but Ballistic isn't hurt by their bullets. He takes the fee money and sets out to Gotham.
In the ruins of Gotham, a National Guardsman is attacked by some gunsels and Batman saves his life. Ballistic arrives in time to help Batman with the snipers and after an unlikely greeting, Batman and Ballistic decide to join forces to clean the place from the hired thugs and recover the evidence Ballistic is looking for. Batman and Ballistic face more thugs but the two of them take all of them out with ease. Once they reach the target building, they find the evidence which turns out to be a case full of drugs. Ballistic tosses it in the air and shoots it.
Ballistic tells Batman that he is going to locate the people who hired him to turn them into the authorities and that he can join him if he wants; but Batman replies that his place is in Gotham and nowhere else.
- This issue is reprinted in Batman: Road to No Man's Land Vol. 1 (Collected).
- There is a reference to American actor John Wayne.
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Links and References
|Batman: Cataclysm Crossover|
This issue is a part of the Cataclysm crossover that swept through all Batman Family Titles during 1998. Gotham City was almost completely destroyed by a massive earthquake. This story led into the events that would eventually create No Man's Land.