“Seriously, Dick, who cares if it’s a pit or an oubliette?” “Let’s just say I have issues with rats.”

Batman: Gotham Adventures #24

DC Comics (May, 2000)

“Missed Connections”

WRITER: Scott Peterson

PENCILER: Tim Levins

INKER: Terry Beatty

COLORIST: Lee Loughridge

LETTERER: Tim Harkins


EDITOR: Darren Vincenzo

Both Robin and Nightwing fall into a trap meant to draw in the heroes…but somehow also gets Killer Croc. After a rescue Batman and Batgirl go searching for them after Alfred is unable to make contact. (He’s trying to let Dick know that his date is sorry for snapping at him when he had to run off to meet Tim.) The trap was set by Catwoman, who has been setting this up for months hoping to catch Batman so they could talk. Too bad Batman is the only one who doesn’t realize she’s hoping to reconcile and she runs off embarrassed.

What they got right: It’s kind of cute that Batman is so unaware of what Selina wants to talk about. The only one more clueless is Croc, who thinks the girl that’s part of the trap is real even when Nightwing tries to tell him she’s an animatronic robot.

What they got wrong: In the art style of The New Batman/Superman Adventures Selina has white skin, at least as Catwoman (possibly make-up) but in this comic they left her with a normal skin tone. Granted I prefer her this way but it’s not accurate so I have to note it.

Recommendation: Not really a must-own issue but it’s still a fun story to read if you come across it.

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