"Batman Reborn, Part One: Domino Effect": A team of robbers are driving at top speed through Gotham. The driver, who calls himself Toad, says Batman and Robin are dead. However, they are suddenly being tailed by a flying Batmobile, piloted by [[Richard Grayson
- Strange how the worst place in the world can be... anywhere. Even the safe, normal world you knew can become a chamber of horrors.
Synopsis for "Batman Reborn, Part One: Domino Effect"
A team of robbers are driving at top speed through Gotham. The driver, who calls himself Toad, says Batman and Robin are dead. However, they are suddenly being tailed by a flying Batmobile, piloted by Batman and Robin.
Robin mentions that he built this new Batmobile from his father's designs, and a testing relationship is established between the two heroes when Robin cites one of "the rules" to Batman: No real names in the field. The robbers are run into the river, but Toad escapes with a briefcase only to be captured by the Dynamic Duo. The briefcase turns out to be full of dominoes. When Toad wakes up, he is blindfolded and hanging upside down. Batman threatens to drop him out of the Batmobile, but Toad says nothing, except that he works for Pyg and that Pyg will get revenge. Batman drops Toad onto the roof of the GCPD headquarters.
Back at the Batcave Dick says that he could not find any info on Toad in the JLA, JSA, or Titans database, but knows that Toad was using European circus slang. Alfred asks Dick if he is having second thoughts. Dick responds that he always knew that this was his destiny, and that it was his worst nightmare. He tells Alfred that by becoming Nightwing he felt he didn't give Bruce the option of dying, that he would have to always be Batman without an heir. Now that his worst nightmare came true, he is prepared. Damian offers to pension him off and continue on as Batman alone. Dick smiles, and declines the offer.
The two head out in the Batmobile, and Damian continues to rile Dick. Dick responds by threatening to bring Tim Drake back as Robin. The two jump from the Batmobile into the light of the Batsignal. On the roof, the cops ask Gordon why he continues to run the Bat-signal knowing Batman is dead, unaware of the incoming visitors.
In another place, a crook is trying to escape Gotham, telling his daughter he got away from Batman, and that people don't get that chance twice. A knock at the door reveals a man in a pig's mask, who introduces himself as Pyg. His assistants, who have faces like plastic doll's heads, tie the crook to a table, and melt a doll face to his, and says they will do the same to his daughter. Pyg says, "We will help you".
Appearing in "Batman Reborn, Part One: Domino Effect"
- Circus of Strange (First appearance)
- Ace the Bat-Hound (In a photograph only)
- Bruce Wayne (In a photograph only)
- Gotham City Police Department
- Officer Bronstein (Single appearance)
- International Club of Heroes (Mentioned only)
- Justice League (Mentioned only)
- League of Assassins (Mentioned only)
- Lev (Only appearance; dies)
- Niko (Single appearance)
- Sasha (First appearance)
- Tim Drake (Mentioned only)
- Titans (Mentioned only)
- Gotham City
- At the finale of the comic book there are some previews for the next month:
- Next issue looks to be Damian getting the boots put to him by Pyg's gang.
- We see a floating cowl of Batman in a firepit, and Batwoman helping Batman.
- Next preview looks like Red Hood with two guns and a flashy costume (Jason Todd maybe), and a shadowed female stands next to him.
- Then the last frame is Dr. Hurt holding the key to Wayne Manor.
- This issue is reprinted in Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn.
- 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)