Batman: Ten Nights of the Beast

Issue #417

Cover Date: March 1988
Subtitle: Ten Nights of the Beast part 1
Writer(s): Jim Starlin
Artists(s): Jim Aparo, Mike DeCarlo
Storyline: A KGB agent informed Gordon and the CIA of an extreme assassin that was on the loose - suspected to be in Gotham City. The KGBeast was not a part of the Soviet government, but of an off-shoot faction. CIA agent Bundy told what he knew - the KGBeast had already killed two in Gotham. The CIA made it clear - they did not want Batman to be involved. Batman was listening in, however, and went after a man he suspected could be a target. He was too late, but did uncover a list of possible targets.


Issue #418

Cover Date: April 1988
Subtitle: Ten Nights of the Beast part 2
Writer(s): Jim Starlin
Artists(s): Jim Aparo, Mike DeCarlo
Storyline: A banquet was poisoned - 80 were killed. Batman gave chase, but the KGBeast got away. Gordon and Batman set up a trap. Batman was waiting in ambush to nab the assassin, but he was too good and escaped.


Issue #419

Cover Date: May 1988
Subtitle: Ten Nights of the Beast part 3
Writer(s): Jim Starlin
Artists(s): Jim Aparo, Mike DeCarlo
Storyline: The KGBeast shot down a passenger jet, but it turned out to be a decoy. He then attacked a pair of senators in a high-rise hotel. Batman again gave chase, but the Beast cut off his own hand to escape. They prepared for the President's arrival in Gotham.


Issue #420

Cover Date: June 1988
Subtitle: Ten Nights of the Beast part 4
Writer(s): Jim Starlin
Artists(s): Jim Aparo, Mike DeCarlo
Storyline: When the President arrived, Batman kidnapped him to safety. With the death toll now over 100, the Beast was fitted for a new "hand" - a custom fit automatic gun with a bayonet. Robin saved a decoy of the President from a suicide bomber while Batman escorted the real President. Batman was shot in the next attack, but the Beast was also injured - his eye. Batman chased the Beast into the sewer system. After a struggle, Batman forced him into a trap and secured the door


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notes

  • This items is obviously dated - Ronald Reagan is called by name as being President. This is somewhat unique, as most items simply use a person's likeness rather than call them by name.