It certainly is, Batman! It’s the Maxim Prize Fight! The name of the game is the most pain in the least panels. While I’m giving you an extra page of backstory, because that’s how we do things at the Spotlight, I think I at least have a good entry, because tonight is in fact it.
The Battlefield: Batman Annual #15, part of the Armageddon 2001 event (1991), “The Last Batman Story
The Promoters: Alan Grant (writer), Jim Fern (penciler), Steve Leialoha (inker), Adrienne Roy (colorist), & John Costanza (letterer)
In one of the alternate futures Waverider found for Batman because
he has more than one comic title he has so much potential that his timeline can go one of many ways, someone is killing the villains of Gotham. Such is the frame-up on Batman that even he believes he’s guilty of the Penguin’s death…until the Joker tips his hand as the real culprit. As Robin gathers evidence, the Batman confronts the Joker.
The story is that Penguin helps the Joker fake sanity and then starts blackmailing him so the killer clown decides to frame Batman for numerous villain murders in order to hide his eventual murder of Penguin. And then the night he finally goes after Penguin, Batman shows up and Joker’s assassin takes the opportunity.
You don’t need Captain PSA to realize how bad a move that was.
This is the Prize Fight. Whomever receives the most votes here is the winner of this tournament. The next tournament begins in two weeks so if you have a blog and a lot of comics feel free to join us in the Friday Night Fights! We could use the company
- The Choose Your Own Adventure Book Where Tiny Batman Fights a Kitty Cat (Comics Alliance)