Synopsis for "Runaway"
The next morning, at Drake Manor, Tim Drake receives his driver's license in the mail, even though he's still not sixteen years old yet. Despite Mrs. McIlvaine's protests, Tim rushes over to Wayne Manor to get behind the wheel of a certain car.
After paying them for killing his rival Manny Deech, Dan Doyle persuades the 'Trigger Twins' to take on a massive train robbery. The Gotham City Subway System carries over one million people per day, with fares totalling nearly 3 million dollars which is collected and carried back to the station by four night trains. Doyle has ten years worth of planning done for the job, and he passes on his knowledge to the Twins.
Robin recalls that he got his role by sneaking into the Batcave, after now being forced to do so again due to Jean-Paul Valley's independence. Robin is disturbed by the fact that Jean-Paul has left much of the damage and mess in the cave following Bane's intrusion untouched. He is further disturbed to find that Jean-Paul has installed a shooting range in the cave, making lethal shots with his shuriken.
While Robin attempts to retrieve the Redbird, he trips a sonic alarm which notifies Jean-Paul of his presence. Their confrontation is unpleasant, and Jean-Paul makes it clear that this Batman has no need for a Robin. The confrontation soon escalates to a physical one, and Robin is at a serious disadvantage...
Appearing in "Runaway"
- The ending of this story leads into Robin (Volume 2) #1.
- This issue is part of the "Knightquest: The Crusade" crossover event.
- This issue is reprinted in Batman: Knightfall Volume Two - Knightquest and Batman: Knightquest - The Crusade Vol. 1.
- The display case of Jason Todd's costume is still in broken pieces.
- Dan Doyle names the Trigger brothers as Trigger Twins after a comic book he read when he was a kid. This is a possible reference to the original Trigger Twins.
- During the fight between Robin and Jean-Paul in the Batcave, several versions of the Batmobile can be spotted. These include the Batmobiles from the 40s, the 50s, the 60's Batman TV Show, the 70s and lastly the current Batmobile.
- 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)
Links and References
|Knightfall Saga Crossover|
This comic issue is a part of the massive Knightfall crossover event. Knightfall consisted of three parts, Knightfall, Knightquest, and KnightsEnd. The trilogy involved Batman's back being broken by Bane, the debut and subsequent descent into madness of Bruce Wayne's successor Batman Jean-Paul Valley, and Bruce Wayne's recovery and reclamation of his former title, combatting Valley himself. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Knightfall Crossover" category.