The Dark Knight must find out whom the Black Spider is planning to assassinate before gang warfare erupts across Gotham City.
James Gordon quits the Gotham police force. His wife Sarah Essen succeeds him as Commissioner.
Black Spider reported to his real boss, "Ottoman Turk." Mayor Krol, hoping to help his reelection bid, demoted James Gordon and replaced him with his wife, Sarah Essen-Gordon. The former Commissioner single-handedly took down Gotham's most wanted - Tommy "Mangles." After the collar, he turned in his badge. Batman got on the trail of Black Spider and his two bosses. He easily took him down, but Black Mask escaped.