"Measure for Measure": Batman continues his anti-Penguin campaign - this time by stopping the beating of a down on his luck numbers man named Pat Dyerson at the hands of two of the Penguin's bookies. Members of the [[Gotham City Police
Batman #585 is an issue of the series Batman (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 2001.
Synopsis for "Measure for Measure"
Batman continues his anti-Penguin campaign - this time by stopping the beating of a down on his luck numbers man named Pat Dyerson at the hands of two of the Penguin's bookies. Members of the GCPD like Detective Renee Montoya are concerned that the Dark Knight is just following a personal vendetta against Cobblepot.
The following day, the Penguin is in court trying to stop the sale of his headquarter building to Bruce Wayne. The Penguin's lawyer states that Wayne is buying the building simply to evict Cobblepot. The attorney declares Wayne blames the Penguin for the death of Jeremy Samuels, a former Wayne employee, and states that Wayne views the Penguin as a symbol of the thing that brought down Bruce's parents all those years ago. But Wayne puts on his usual vacant playboy routine, successfully fooling the judge who rules in favor of the sale in the end.
Later, the furious Penguin responds by targeting Bruce's attorney outside a restaurant, but Bruce's new bodyguard Sasha Bordeaux saves both the attorney and Bruce himself. Batman deducts the next target to be Judge Bach who is booked on the 8:50 train upstate. At the station, Batman notices Pat Dyerson boarding the same train that is carrying the judge as well as two of Penguin's men. Realizing the thugs were a diversion, Batman boards the train and prevents Dyerson from unwittingly delivering a bomb, nestled inside a briefcase, to the judge. Later, after admitting to Commissioner Gordon that his vendetta against the Penguin was more vengeance than justice and that he'll ease up on it. Despite this, Batman interferes in Penguin's numbers game by delivering the winning numbers to Dyerson and 49 other people, practically bankrupting the Penguin ...
Appearing in "Measure for Measure"
- Rachel Green
- Lucius Fox
- Pat Dyerson
- Judge Bach
- Mr. Lasky
- Bobby Garcia
- Turk Tomlin
- Commissioner Gordon
- Renee Montoya
- Crispus Allen
- Sasha Bordeaux
- Jeremy Samuels (Mentioned only)
- Lex Luthor (Mentioned only)
- Oracle (Mentioned only)
- Gotham City
- 624 West Harding Road
- St. Luke's Hospital