One of the most popular Batman creative teams ever reunites for a twice-monthly- shipping 6-issue miniseries! Writer Steve Englehart and artists Marshall Rogers & Terry Austin set a high standard with their acclaimed run on DETECTIVE COMICS in the late 1970s! Now that team is back with BATMAN: DARK DETECTIVE, a miniseries that pits the Dark Knight against the most famous and feared members of his Rogues Gallery! In the startling debut issue, the Joker enters a gubernatorial election using the campain slogan "Vote for me or I'll kill you!" Will it persuade voters? Plus, Bruce Wayne's old love interest Silver St. Cloud returns, as do Two-Face and the Scarecrow! And the action continues in the startling second issue, as the Scarecrow manages to overcome Batman in the one location where he's most vulnerable: the Batcave! Meanwhile, the Bruce Wayne/Silver St. Cloud relationship heats up! Issue #1.
Batman checked out the security before attending a function as Bruce Wayne. Senator Evan Gregory was a man running for governor - Batman wanted to make sure he lived to see election day. Gregory wanted to make the Batman more "legitimate." While speaking, Gregory introduced his fiancee - Silver St. Cloud. After an awkward moment, Silver introduced Bruce to Evan.
The Joker appeared and made his bid for governor - "vote for me, or I'll kill you." He shook hands with Gregory and almost killed him with a rigged joy buzzer. Joker then demanded $1 million from everyone in attendance. Batman was quick to the punch, but Joker escaped cleanly. A police officer was found dead outside.
Note: Cover is a homage to the recruitment poster sporting Uncle Sam saying: I want you for U.S.Army