A young Bruce Wayne is in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City. Living in Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, beneath elevated... See full summary »
According to 'Animato' Magazine Issue #26, Bruce Timm put in the dream sequence with Bruce Wayne in the barracks where the multitudes of people are looking to Bruce for a handout, and he doesn't have enough money for them all, and they're surrounding him and suffocating him. See more »
This was a different kind of Batman story: kind of "Cool Hand Luke" episode where our hero winds up in a chain-gang-like predicament.
It all started when Bruce Wayne finds out from a friend who runs the big mission in Metropolis that people he knows in in the city are missing. They are all kinds of people, not just down-on-their-luck transients who need the city mission. The latest was a volunteer named "Dan Riley."
Bruce (a.k.a. Batman) decides to go undercover, posing as a homeless man to see why and how these people are disappearing. He finds out quickly and gets bonked on the head from behind. The next thing he knows he's chained to a bed with a bunch of other prisoners, and he's lost his memory!
The villain was the guy who ran the slave-camp, of course. and was a big slob who ate all the time. At least they didn't stereotype him with a Southern accent.
The best thing about the story might be who winds up being the hero: Alfred!!
Overall, this was a good story and another beautifully drawn.
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