Batman: Legacy

Catwoman 35

Cover Date: July 1996
Subtitle: The Wheel of Plagues
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Bob Smith
Storyline: They made it through the traps and to the wheel. Hellhound, Catwoman, and the translator were attacked by a large, unknown man. Catwoman woke up in a cell.


Detective 699

Cover Date: July 1996
Subtitle: The Chain
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: Lock-up finger printed Robin in attempt to get his ID. Oracle intercepted it and fed him a bogus report. She notified Alfred. Nightwing got a transmission from Robin and went looking for him. "Matches" Malone escaped the mobsters without compromising his identity. Former Mayor Krol, cured of the Clench, was found dead. Nightwing found Lock-up's jail and took him down momentarily. Lock-up opened the floodgates and began filling the cells with water. Batman arrived and got everyone free. It was discovered that Krol had died of a mutation of the Clench, which killed him in a matter of hours. Every Clench survivor had the risk of recurrence.


Robin 31

Cover Date: July 1996
Subtitle: Up to Speed
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Mike Wieringo, Stan Woch
Storyline: Robin and Wildcat (Ted Grant) teamed up to go after the Speedboyz - a group of car thieves who'd gotten off on a technicality. They got them and gave them over to the police. Batman learned from Gordon that the Clench was back and more powerful.


Shadow of the Bat 53

Cover Date: August 1996
Subtitle: Hobsomn's Choice - Legacy prelude
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Dave Taylor, Stan Woch
Storyline: Bruce told Tim about the new mutation of the Clench. He called Azrael for more info. Batman, Nightwing, and Robin prepared to leave for Sudan. D.A. Voder reported to Penguin on the city's affairs. Huntress continued taking down looters raiding the homes of Clench victims; Robin informed her that she'd be in charge of Gotham City while they were gone. Batman brought Gordon up to speed on the situation.


Batman 533

Cover Date: August 1996
Subtitle: Twelves Steps to the Heart of Hell - Legacy Prelude
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Jim Aparo, Bill Sienkiewicz
Storyline: Batman, Nightwing, and Robin landed in the desert and found the entrance point Azrael described. After taking out the guards, Batman found what appeared to be a map, and guided through the maze. At the end of the tunnel, they were met by three shadows.


Detective 700

Cover Date: August 1996
Subtitle: Progeny of the Demon - Legacy One
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: Ra's al Ghul, Talia, and Ubu (Ra's servant) stood above Batman, Nightwing, and Robin. Ra's ordered them killed. Running for cover, Nightwing took a bullet. The ancient wheel beneath the desert was a recipe for plagues. Ra's again planned to cleanse the world of 90% of humanity. His technicians finished digitally rendering the wheel; Ra's ordered the entire underground facility, including the wheel, destroyed. Ubu flooded the caves. Batman was able to get himself and Robin to safety, as Nightwing faced off against Ra's. His two partners arrived soon after. Ra's escaped with Talia and Ubu, who removed his mask to reveal himself as Bane.


Catwoman 36

Cover Date: August 1996
Subtitle: The Best of Enemies (Legacy part two)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Bob Smith
Storyline: Catwoman broke free from her cell and freed Umberto (the translator) and Hellhound (who vowed only a temporary truce). Outside the compound, she defeated Hellhound and tied him up. Catwoman and Umberto set out toward civilization. Batman got word from Oracle of the three destinations that Ra's had taken; Nightwing and Robin left for Paris, Batman for Edinburgh, and they planned to meet in Gotham.


Robin 32

Cover Date: August 1996
Subtitle: Born With Teeth (Legacy part three)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Staz Johnson, Ray McCarthy
Storyline: Dick and Tim split up in Paris to cover more ground. Robin met up with Henri DuCard and told him what was going on before meeting back up with Nightwing. They found the spot - Nightwing went into the sewers below the Louvre, while Robin went into the tourist attraction. Nightwing took out the plague spreaders below, while Robin and DuCard took care of the Demon's agents inside. Dick and Tim headed back to Gotham City.


Shadow of the Bat 54

Cover Date: September 1996
Subtitle: The Power of Picts - Legacy four
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Dave Taylor, Stan Woch
Storyline: Batman was able to stop the dispersion in Edinburgh. Robin informed him they were successful in Paris, but Oracle said Calcutta would be the next target. Batman headed to his new destination.


Batman 534

Cover Date: September 1996
Subtitle: A wound on the Heart of Heaven - Legacy five
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Jim Aparo, Bill Sienkiewicz
Storyline: Oracle contacted Batman in Calcutta and directed him to help. He met Lady Shiva. The pair found Ra's al Ghul's agents at a festival and Batman kept the virus from being let loose.


Detective 701

Cover Date: September 1996
Subtitle: Gotham's Scourge - Legacy Six
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: Back in Gotham City, Batman found the Demon's agents at the site of an upcoming grand opening of a casino. Bane was there and attacked him. Batman sabotaged the building and it exploded. His rage helped him defeat Bane, but the current from the river below the casino dragged him away. Nightwing, Robin, and Huntress pursued Ra's al Ghul by boat.


Robin 33

Cover Date: September 1996
Subtitle: Riptide (Legacy part seven)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Staz Johnson, Rob Leigh
Storyline: Robin, Nightwing, and Huntress made it aboard Ra's al Ghul's yacht as Batman continued to search for Bane. Robin found the computers with the plague information and uplinked it to Oracle. Nightwing and Huntress put up a fight against the Demon's agents, but he and Talia captured them. Robin was attacked, leading to an explosion. He got Huntress and Nightwing off the ship before it exploded; Oracle got the entire program in time. Montoya and Bullock discovered dozens of mobsters that washed ashore from Bludhaven.


Detective 702

Cover Date: October 1996
Subtitle: Second Chances - Legacy Epilogue
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Graham Nolan, Scott Hanna
Storyline: (continued from Batman 534)
Wayne Pharmaceuticals began disbursing the cure. The Demon's remaining Gotham agents attacked police headquarters with a suicide bombing. Commissioner Gordon and former Commissioner Essen-Gordon, along with the rest of the force drove them away. The estranged couple made up and headed home.


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notes

  • There are a few pages dedicated in this tpb for "catch up" and feature scenes from previous issues.