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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



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I picked up the whole series for this one and am reading them all at once.   I knew nothing about this story line before getting them, just like Batman stories and picked it up. Well, issue number one had me going from the start.  Batman is on the run from the police.  He's keeping an eye on the gubernatorial run of Senator Evan Gregory.  Lo and behold, who shows up to announce his candidacy, but the Joker.  The only knock I can really give is how they drew the Joker.  If face just looked "off" ...

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