Showcase '93

Showcase '93 #1

Cover Date: January 1993
Subtitle: Catowman: Sorrow Street chapter one
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Ed Hannigan
Storyline: Catwoman went into a museum to score a painting, but it was gone - even though she'd cased the place shortly before it closed. Police were quick to the scene and she realized she'd been set up. She escaped with a minor bullet wound and informed her client of what happened. He didn't believe her and sent goons after her. She was quick to take them out of the picture and returned home. An autopsy on one of her cats showed it was killed by ingesting methamphetamine. Selina's roommate, Arizona, went looking for the cause of death while Catwoman went looking for answers. She barely survived a drive-by shooting while questioning some small-time gangsters. She was able to stop the shooters and vowed to find and take down their boss. Arizona came home roughed up after encountering the source of their cat's death.
also includes stories featuring Blue Devil and Cyborg


Showcase '93 #2

Cover Date: February 1993
Subtitle: Catowman: Sorrow Street chapter two
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Ed Hannigan, Fred Fredericks
Storyline: With Arizona temporarily out of commission, Selina went looking for some more information. That night, she got a name - Ramon Bracuda. While out, Catwoman spotted Robin. She got some information on Bracuda from Starkey, her fence. Selina's car was shot up as she followed a lead from an inter-connected strip mall.
also includes stories featuring Blue Devil and Cyborg


Showcase '93 #3

Cover Date: March 1993
Subtitle: Catowman: Sorrow Street chapter three
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Ed Hannigan, Fred Fredericks
Storyline: Selina rammed the car and incapacitated both the driver and shooter. Cops arrived and she arranged a secret meeting with one of them. Before meeting him, she checked out Bracuda's home. When she realized he wasn't home, she looted it. The cop she met was on his payroll and brought friends. Robin, who'd been following her, helped her out of the situation. Bracuda single-handedly killed his men who'd failed against Catwoman. One of the former store owners in the strip mall was bombed. The other owners rioted.
also includes stories featuring Blue Devil and Flash


Showcase '93 #4

Cover Date: April 1993
Subtitle: Catowman: Sorrow Street chapter four
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Ed Hannigan, Fred Fredericks
Storyline: Catwoman went in when the riot began. She got to Bracuda as police began to arrive. Robin came in, but was quickly knocked out by Bracuda. He left and Catwoman finally got her painting. She smashed it over Starkey's head and raided his safe for setting her up. When she got home, Arizona told her she'd switched the paintings - the one she'd smashed was a fake.
also includes stories featuring Blue Devil and Geo-Force


Showcase '93 #5

Cover Date: May 1993
Subtitle: Robin: The Takedown
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Dieron Dwyer, Dick Giordano
Storyline: After trailing Catwoman, Robin shifted his focus to Ramon Bracuda, who'd escaped them. He tracked the man to his condo and ambushed him in the steam room. Bracuda fled as Robin took down his bodyguards. He caught back up with the gangster and realized he may be meta-human. As Gordon arrived, Robin finally got the upper hand and defeated Bracuda.
also includes stories featuring Blue Devil and Geo-Force


Showcase '93 #6

Cover Date: June 1993
Subtitle: Robin: One Stone
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Kieron Dwyer, Dick Giordano
Storyline: Bracuda was released due to lack of evidence. As soon as he was free, he called a hit on Robin. One of his men was able to shoot his jumpline, but he survived the fall. Robin got Gordon as backup and called Bruce (who was out of town) for advice. Batman secretly contacted Gordon - he wanted to be at the takedown just in case something went wrong. Robin did fine and was able to get what he needed on Bracuda without Batman's intervention.
also includes stories featuring Blue Devil and Peacemaker


Showcase '93 #7

Cover Date: July 1993
Subtitle: Batman: Double-Cross - Knightfall part 13
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Klaus Janson
Storyline: (continued from Detective 664)
Robin told Jean Paul and Alfred about Batman not letting him help when Two-Face was at large. Two-Face trapped Batman and put him on trial.
(continued in Showcase '93 #8)
also includes stories featuring Peacemaker, Jade, and Obsidian


Showcase '93 #8

Cover Date: August 1993
Subtitle: Batman: Bad Judgment - Knightfall part 14
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Klaus Janson
Storyline: (continued from Showcase '93 #7)
Robin believed he'd taken too long to act and help his partner. In the end, they took Two-Face down, but it may have taken too much from Batman. Bruce awakened from his coma.
(continued in Batman 498)
also includes stories featuring Peacemaker, Fire, and Ice


Showcase '93 #9

Cover Date: September 1993
Subtitle: Huntress: Survival
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Bill Willingham, Terry Austin
Storyline: Huntress busted some heads after a group of kids stole a woman's purse. The next day at school, Ms. Bertinelli learned that one of her students had an abusive father. She called the boy's mother, who also appeared to have been beaten. She said her husband was in town on business and would soon leave again. Huntress followed him that night. He was involved in some sort of munitions stockpiling and killed one of his associates. Huntress swooped in for him, but he was able to escape her. Feeling that his son had sent her, he killed the boy and fled back to his survival camp in Colorado.
also includes stories featuring Peacemaker and Shining Knight


Showcase '93 #10

Cover Date: October 1993
Subtitle: Huntress: Armageddon
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Bill Willingham, Terry Austin
Storyline: Huntress followed Walker Stone to Colorado; Batman (Jean Paul Valley) asked Robin about the Huntress. She found his camp, but it was already abandoned and crawling with law enforcement. She tracked the group to a mountain cave and staked it out. Stone killed one of his men and Huntress made her presence known. He sent three more men out for her, but she took them out rather easily. Batman arrived and took down the remaining members of the group while Huntress got Walker Stone. She realized Batman had changed rather drastically.
also includes stories featuring Deathstroke and Katana


Showcase '93 #11

Cover Date: November 1993
Subtitle: Nightwing: Raptors
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Bob McLeod
Storyline: Robin sought Nightwing for help finding Bracuda. He was free - his conviction was overturned on grounds of entrapment. He convinced the former Boy Wonder to help him since he was estranged from the new Batman. When they arrived at their location, EMT and police were on site - Bracuda had shot up the other party in a drug deal. It turned out that Bracuda had teamed up with Chulo, a man Nightwing was tracking. They found him, but he escaped when police arrived. As the police followed the vigilantes, Nightwing and Robin caught up with their targets. They escaped after a fight by knocking them off their boat.
also includes stories featuring Peacemaker and Wonder Woman


Showcase '93 #12

Cover Date: December 1993
Subtitle: Nightwing: Partners
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Bob McLeod
Storyline: Police arrived as Nightwing and Robin got to shore and questioned them. The new partners followed the signal of the homing device Robin stuck on their boat. Chulo and Bracuda killed their business associates and blew up the boat at a warehouse. There, they caught the cops who'd been following them and prepared to kill them. Nightwing and Robin burst in and took the drug runners down. The police got to safety and took them in.
also includes stories featuring Green Lantern and The Creeper


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