"Darkest Day": Batman had Nico Vanetti tied up inside a morge chamber in the old-established CGPD Forensic Annex; in order to make him speak about the next robbery plan. Nico wouldn't say anything and Batman left the man there for another day.
- A wise man once said there are three kinds of lies. Lies. Damn lies. And statistics.
Synopsis for "Darkest Day"
Batman had Nico Vanetti tied up inside a morge chamber in the old-established CGPD Forensic Annex; in order to make him speak about the next robbery plan. Nico wouldn't say anything and Batman left the man there for another day.
At that moment, The Penguin was reviewing the plan once again. In some place of the city; Black Mask began to recover all the lost territory in Gotham City; and Batman got a confession from Nico Vanetti; the robbery was going to be at daylight in the flower show to prevent Batman from showing up.
The Penguin managed to infiltrate a giant-sized penguin made out of flowers to the flower show. The people were enjoying the exhibition and even a weird looking man that asked too many questions. Once inside, the Penguin's henchmen got out from the flower penguin and start taking the charity money to a van when suddenly the lights went off and it started to rain. Someone activated the artificial night and the simulated rain and the clothes of the weird man along with some prosthesis were across the floor. Just then Batman appeared to stop the thugs from stealing the money.
The police arrested the crooks and someone made an anonymous call to the police telling them the location of Nico Vanetti.
When Batman confronted the Penguin, he actually forced The Actuary to confess that the plan was his idea and that the Penguin has nothing to do with it. Penguin told the Actuary to beware in Blackgate as bad thing may happen in there.
Appearing in "Darkest Day"
- Black Mask
- Nico Vanetti
- Dan Doyle (Only appearance; dies)
- There is a typing mistake in the name of one of the thugs. In the previous issue the name was Nico Vanetta and in this issue he is called Nico Vanetti.
- Harvey Bullock asks for the well known Garcia y Vega cigars.
- When Batman is disguised as a civilian he wears a t-shirt that reads I "Heart" Star Trek.
- Black Mask makes his first appearance since the beginning of the Knightfall storyline.