Batman: Gotham Adventures #21
DC Comics (February, 2000)
“How This World Goes!”
WRITER: Scott Peterson
PENCILER: Tim Levins
INKER: Terry Beatty
COLORIST: Lee Loughridge
LETTERER: Tim Harkins
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Joseph Illidge
EDITOR: Darren Vincenzo
A little girl is kidnapped by a professional. Her locket is found in the streets next to a “slide” used to play a slide guitar. It doesn’t belong to the kidnapper but a blind witness hoping it would draw Batman to him. Together they are able to track down the kidnapper and rescue the girl. It may seem like a short summary but I don’t want to spoil too much in these things.
What they got right: It’s Nightwing who recognizes the slide, showing he knows about stuff Batman doesn’t. (I guess Bruce isn’t a blues fan but Dick is.) B.L. Pledge isn’t some magic blind guy and the clues he’s able to pick up just by his above average hearing are believable and actually helps in finding the villain.
What they got wrong: When Batgirl is getting out of her disguise, where is the camera she’s using to communicate with the Batcave? Because she’s fully in frame and changing (not sorry, pervs, she’s wearing her Batgirl costume underneath), which seemed odd.
Recommendation: A good Batman tale worth picking up.