Showcase '94

Showcase '94 #1

Cover Date: January 1994
Subtitle: The Joker: The Great Pretender
Writer(s): James Robinson
Artists(s): Christian Alamy
Storyline: A man, after falling from a ladder, awakened in a hospital secretly believing he was the Joker. That night, he killed his wife, put on white make-up and painted his hair green. After crashing a hang-glider he'd stolen, Batman appeared to him.
also includes stories featuring The New Gods and Gunfire


Showcase '94 #2

Cover Date: February 1994
Subtitle: The Joker: King Joker
Writer(s): James Robinson
Artists(s): Christian Alamy
Storyline: "Joker" killed Batman and checked out his trophy room. He found the "other" Joker and took his crown.
Joker woke up and killed his men (they'd drugged him).
also includes stories featuring Blue Beetle and Gunfire


Showcase '94 #3

Cover Date: March 1994
Subtitle: Arkham: Madmen Across the Water
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Tim Sale, Jimmy Palmiotti
Storyline: Warden Zehrhardt of Blackgate wrote a letter of opposition to the relocation of Arkham Asylum's patients to his island while their facility was rebuilt. He and Jeremiah Arkham discussed the situation when they all arrived. Arkham demanded his patients be able to wear their costumes while there. After a few altercations, the Arkham inmates lost their lunch room, work shop, and exercise privileges. When one of the patients committed suicide, the rest banded together and revolted against the Blackgate inmates.
also includes stories featuring Blue Beetle and Psyba-Rats


Showcase '94 #4

Cover Date: April 1994
Subtitle: Arkham: Madmen Across the Water
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Tim Sale, Jimmy Palmiotti
Storyline: Arkham and Zehrhardt came to an agreement - a softball game would determine how the "lunatics" would be treated. Another fight broke out between the teams (staged by a pair of Blackgaters who planned to escape). The Arkham patients stopped the escape plan, and one was killed after taking control of and crashing their helicopter.
also includes stories featuring Blue Beetle and Psyba-Rats


Showcase '94 #5

Cover Date: May 1994
Subtitle: Huntress: Benedictions part 1: My Midnight Confessions
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Phil Jimenez, Bruce Patterson
Storyline: Huntress watched as Batman took down a mob boss and cleaned up the other gangsters once he left. She began keeping an eye on the mob scene to find the next person to try to step to the top. She got caught in the middle of a shoot-out, and Robin saved her.
(continued in Robin 6)
also includes stories featuring Loose Cannon and Bloodwynd


Showcase '94 #6

Cover Date: June 1994
Subtitle: Huntress: Benedictions part 3: Vengeance and Forgiveness
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Phil Jimenez, Bruce Patterson
Storyline: (continued from Robin 6)
Huntress saved Robin from DeathAngel, but he escaped. They went after Mandy Paul. Robin took her down after a brawl. DeathAngel showed up and was shot dead by his sister, Mandy Paul. Robin took her in.
also includes stories featuring the Atom and Sparx


Showcase '94 #7

Cover Date: July 1994
Subtitle: Penguin: Cracks
Writer(s): Peter David
Artists(s): P. Craig Russel, Michael T. Gilbert
Storyline: Commissioner Gordon interrogated Penguin about his missing wife. Penguin wanted to know if the "real" Batman was dead. Batman delivered Sarah as James was about to go too far with Penguin.
also includes stories featuring Arsenal and Terrorsmith


Showcase '94 #8

Cover Date: August 1994
Subtitle: Scarface: The Secret Origin of Scarface part one: The Gallows Doll
Writer(s): Alan Grant, John Wagner
Artists(s): Teddy Kristiansen
Storyline: A Blackgate inmate named Donnegan built a dummy from the wood of the prison's old gallows pole after reading a book on ventriloquism. He soon began to believe that "Woody" had a mind of his own. Years later, Donnegan was assigned a cellmate - Arnold Wesker, who was in for "accidentally" killing a man in a bar fight. One night while Donnegan slept, Woody talked Wesker out of suicide.
also includes stories featuring Wildcat and Prelude to Zero Hour


Showcase '94 #9

Cover Date: September 1994
Subtitle: Scarface: The Secret Origin of Scarface part two: Call me Scarface
Writer(s): Alan Grant, John Wagner
Artists(s): Teddy Kristiansen
Storyline: Woody told Wesker about a tunnel that Donnegan had dug, but didn't have the nerve to use. Wesker grabbed Woody, but awakened Donnegan. When he realized the man was trying to steal his dummy and escape via his path, he attacked. Wesker hit him in the head with a brick, and Woody took a corkscrew to the face. They took the tunnel, which lead to the boat dock. Wesker was coerced into killing the guards and taking the boat. Their escape was made back to Gotham City, where Woody took the name Scarface.
also includes stories featuring Wildcat and Prelude to Zero Hour


Showcase '94 #10

Cover Date: October 1994
Subtitle: Azrael: Aftermath
Writer(s): Alan Grant
Artists(s): Mike Vosberg, Ron McCain
Storyline: After being defeated by the real Batman, Jean Paul Valley wandered into a group of homeless men. He helped fight off a group of thugs picking on them and wandered off again.
also includes stories featuring Black Condor and Prelude to Zero Hour


Showcase '94 #11

Cover Date: November 1994
Subtitle: Man-Bat
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Flint Henry
Storyline: Francine Langstrom hired a group of scientists to track down her husband, who'd become Man-Bat again. They found him at the site of an ancient temple in Mexico. He killed one of the men who'd been trying to woo his wife. The rest of the men gave up the search and returned home to tell Francine that Kirk was no more.
also includes stories featuring Starfire and Black Condor


Showcase '94 #12

Cover Date: December 1994
Subtitle: Oracle: A Little Knowledge
Writer(s): Scott Peterson
Artists(s): Brian Stelfreeze
Storyline: After getting a couple of annoying phone calls and a few things stuck to her door, Barbara Gordon began to believe she may have a stalker. Coming back from a trip to the grocery store, she was shot at. Inside, she called Dick (Batman). When the attackers finally arrived, she was able to take them down rather easily - they'd underestimated her. After, Batman (Dick) showed himself and congratulated her.
also includes stories featuring Ballistic and Triumph


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