- Vigilantism is an idea, not a person-- a sick, deadly dangerous idea! And ideas don't die-- not unless people want them to-- and sometimes, not even then!
- — Batman
Appearing in Batman: "The Doomsday Express!"
- "Doc" Sugarman (Dies in flashback)
- Maria (Single appearance)
- Gotham City
Synopsis for Batman: "The Doomsday Express!"
Batman returs to the Wayne Foundation Penthouse and decides to make a background research on this new vigilante. With help from a woman called Maria, Batman learns that Black Spider was once a drug addict, but his addiction forced him to kill his own father. Ever since that tragic day, and after spending years in prison, the man decided to fight drug lords by any means necessary.
Afterwards, Batman and Commissioner Gordon learn of a possible target for the Black Spider and the Dark Knight tries to stop him from blowing up an elevated train containing one drug dealer and a mass of innocent people. Batman manages to save the train, but Black Spider apparently dies during the fall as the bomb explodes in his hands.
After this encounter with such a ruthless vigilante, Batman starts considering where does he stand between the law and the criminals.
Appearing in Black Canary: "A Hot Time in Star City Tonight!"
Synopsis for Black Canary: "A Hot Time in Star City Tonight!"
The Black Canary encounters the Calculator, who has created a condition in which every time the Canary uses her sonic cry, the temperature in the city will escalate to a frightening degree.
- This book was first published on July 26, 1976.
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