- He made me do it! The Quakemaster is crazy!
Appearing in "Cataclysm, Conclusion: Flattened"
- Quakemaster (revealed as Ventriloquist)
- Gotham City Police Department
- Harold Allnut
- Jolene Relazzo
- Marion Grange
Synopsis for "Cataclysm, Conclusion: Flattened"
Quakemaster holds Mackenzie Bock as a hostage when Renee Montoya, Harvey Bullock and Robin discover his hiding place. Quakemaster's henchmen point their guns to Bock and demand that the cops drop theirs. Robin talked to Quakemaster and dared him to call him by his name. Quakemaster refused to say the words "Robin" and "Batman" and he told his henchmen to kill them all. Mackenzie Bock used his chair to knock his captors and gave the opportunity for Bullock and Montoya to shoot them. Montoya and Bullock freed Bock and they decided to search for Jolene Relazzo while Robin and Bock go to find Quakemaster. Bullock and Montoya found Relazzo and she was glad to see that someone came to rescue her. Robin and Bock found Quakemaster and discovered that he was just a puppet controlled by Arnold Wesker, the Ventriloquist. When he found himself cornered, Wesker dropped Quakemaster and took Scarface from a chest. Wesker attacked Robin and Bock with a gun and he ran away from the place. Bock and Robin followed the madman across some electric lines. Wesker's henchmen tried to stop them but were shocked by the high voltage of the lines. Wesker was getting away and Bock decided to use his gun to stop him. Robin was afraid that Bock might kill Wesker but when Bock shoot, the bullet hit right through Scarface's head. Wesker fell to the ground and asked for a doctor to care for Scarface while Bock and Robin caught up with him.
Batman found a dog on the street that lead him to a place where many people were trapped. Batman did his best and risked his own life to save the people. All the people was saved and the ambulances arrived later to help them, while a hurt Batman overlooked the scene.
Nightwing arrived at Gotham City Hall in time to stop Wesker's henchmen from harming Mayor Grange and Commissioner Gordon. He struggled with them for a while but when there was just one of them remaining, the building started to collapse and Nightwing managed to escape from the falling building saving one of the thug's life.
Batman, Robin and Nightwing contemplated the devastation caused by the earthquake and they were just relieved that the worst part was over, at least for that moment.
- This Batman: Cataclysm crossover continues from Arkham Asylum: Tales of Madness #1.
- This issue is reprinted in the Batman: Cataclysm collection, as well as the 2015 edition.
- Storywise, the events of this issue continues from Detective Comics #721.
- No trivia.
- Robin Recommended Reading
- Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying
- Batman: Dark Victory
- Batman: Year Three
- Batman and Robin (Volume 1)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 2)
- Batman & Robin Eternal
- New Teen Titans (Volume 1)
- Robin: A Hero Reborn
- Robin II: The Joker's Wild!
- Robin III: Cry of the Huntress
- Robin (Volume 2)
- Robin: Son of Batman
- Robin: Year One
- Teen Titans (Volume 3)
- We Are Robin
- Young Justice (Volume 1)
Links and References
|Batman: Cataclysm Crossover|
This issue is a part of the Cataclysm crossover that swept through all Batman Family Titles during 1998. Gotham City was almost completely destroyed by a massive earthquake. This story led into the events that would eventually create No Man's Land.