Batman: War Games act three: Endgame

Detective 799

Cover Date: December 2004
Subtitle: War Games act 3, part 1: Good Intentions
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Pete Woods, Cam Smith
Storyline: Batman and his team watched as the 'players' all met in an amphitheater. Orpheus arrived at the podium and began to speak. Onyx found the real Orpheus dead in his bedroom. She commed Batman. Batman went in after the fake. While being attacked by gangmembers, Batman noticed Dr. Death working behind the scenes. When things got completely out of hand, Commissioner Akins ordered his force to kill anyone in a mask.


Legends of the Dark Knight 184

Cover Date: December 2004
Subtitle: War Games act 3, part 2
Writer(s): Dylan Horrocks
Artists(s): Brad Walker, Troy Nixey
Storyline: Robin, Nightwing, and Batgirl arrived inside the amphitheater. Onyx, on a mission to avenge Orpheus, followed soon. The police, in the midst of stopping the roits outside, blamed Batman and his team for the whole war. He got to Orpheus and unmaked him to find Black Mask. Scarecrow attacked him from behind, then the two split.
With the riot inside the amphitheater ended, Batman clued the Batsquad in on the "war game."


Nightwing 98

Cover Date: December 2004
Subtitle: War Games Act 3, Part 3: Casualty of War
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Sean Phillips
Storyline: Batman handed out the orders. Batgirl told him she thought Spoiler initiated the situation. He already knew. Nightwing, still battling his inner demons, spotted FireFly. They fought, and he recognized Nightwing as 'the one who killed Blockbuster.' As their fight spilled into the streets, the cops found them. Nightwing took a bullet in the thigh before he could get away. He called to inform Batman. Catwoman learned that Holly and Karon had been given the slip by Spoiler.


Gotham Knights 58

Cover Date: December 2004
Subtitle: War Games Act 3, Part 4: Flight Risk
Writer(s): AJ Lieberman
Artists(s): Al Barrionuevo, Francis Portella
Storyline: Tarantula's gang fled from the cops. She fired shots back at them. Akins, wanting some sort of victory, ordered his squad to take them down with lethal force if necessary. As Black Mask and Scarecrow began to move, Oracle got Batman Spoiler's location. He found her in bad shape and took her to Leslie Thompkins. Oracle got word to him that Tarantula's gang was being attacked by S.W.A.T. teams.


Robin 131

Cover Date: December 2004
Subtitle: War Games Act 3, Part 5: Too Many Ghosts
Writer(s): Bill Willingham
Artists(s): Thomas Derenick, Robert Campanella
Storyline: Robin took down two of the Ravens and contacted Oracle. She gave him his next targets and he soon marked Trickster off his list. Mr. Fun was his next take down. Spoiler found Black Mask and attacked him. Raging, she got the best of him and took his gun. She was unable to use it on him; he got the gun back and shot her in the back. Tim visited his father.


Batgirl 57

Cover Date: December 2004
Subtitle: War Games Act 3, Part 6: Ground Zero
Writer(s): Dylan Horrocks
Artists(s): Mike Huddleston, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: Oracle sent Batgirl to help Onyx. The various gangs got word to meet near Gotham Central. Black Mask attacked a TV reporter on camera and spoke to the audience. He used propaganda techniques against Batman and the police.


Catwoman 36

Cover Date: December 2004
Subtitle: War Games Act 3, Part 7: Multiple Fronts
Writer(s): Ed Brubaker
Artists(s): Paul Gulacy, Jimmy Palmiotti
Storyline: Catwoman, looking for Spoiler, encountered Zeiss. Batman spoke with Akins via radio. They were not on the same page. Black Mask continued to speak to his TV audience - he planned to storm the Clocktower - Batman's lair. Batman went in to save Tarantula and her gang. Catwoman got the best of Zeiss by taking his goggles out of the fight. Black Mask reached Barbara's control room. Batman, with Tarantula in tow, saw part of Black Mask's broadcast.


Batman 633

Cover Date: December 2004
Subtitle: War Games Act 3, part 8: No Going Back
Writer(s): Bill Willingham
Artists(s): Kinsun, Aaron Sowd, Rodney Ramos, Adam DeKraker
Storyline: Batman called the team to the Clock Tower. Black Mask killed the camera man. Batman entered and faced off with Black Mask. Scarecrow, after being double-crossed by Black Mask, became the Scarebeast. Tarantula, Catwoman, Batgirl, and Onyx took on the Scarebeast while Robin created a diversion. Alfred tended Nightwing's injuries. Oracle set the tower to self destruct so that she and Batman could escape. Leslie called Batman and he got there in time to speak to Stephanie before she died. Black Mask greeted his new underlings - all the gangs in Gotham.


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