Writer: Doug Moench
|Knightfall Part 1|
In this, which is part one of Knightfall all of the villains that were held in Arkham have been set free by Bane. Bane is using all the inmates to run down the Batman so it will be much easier for him to knock the Batman off his perch. This issue takes a look at the Mad Hatter once again taking some criminals off the streets of Gotham for his insane tea parties. While he has some of the inmates with him he uses the one called Film Freak to find out who has set them free.
Using a tracking device that has been planted on one of Bane's Henchmen Birds Falcon Film Freak tracks Bird back to Banes hideout. Film Freak is still wearing the hat that the Mad Hatter has given him so you can the Hatter can hear what's going down with Film Freak.
Batman tells Robin to stay behind and that for this fight he will only be needed as back up. Batman looking very worn out jumps into the Mad Hatters hideout and starts taking out the bad guys. Batman asks the Mad Hatter what is his connection to Bane. Just then while Film Freak is in the process of scooping out Banes hideout, Bane himself shows up and beats the Film Freak to death.
Batman, while fighting with the Hatter and his crew loses track and almost gets shot in the back. Robin at the last second jumps in and makes the save. After Batman takes down the Mad Hatter he can hear Bane beat the Film Freak to death. Batman is glad that the Hatter is down but looks the worst for wear and he knows that the other Arkaham inmates are still out there and so is Bane.
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