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Appearances: Shazam Slam (Classic Rock), Galaxy Jest, Time Share, Play Date, Speed Demon, Hat Trick, Freezer Burn, Double Cross, and Garden of Evil
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Gotham City is where the super hero Batman calls home. One night, while on watch, Batman heard an old homeless man being chased by three men in suits. The homeless man ran down an alley into a dead-end but Batman dropped down in front of him and learned the three pursuers were Monsters of Eternity and the homeless man was the Wizard. The Wizard cast a spell and teleported the Monsters away then he ran for a subway entrance. Batman cut him off in the station and asked who he was and where the creatures came from. The Wizard was not interested in small talk and mentioned a boy was being held prisoner. He pressed along the walls for a portal to the Rock of Eternity. The Wizard refused to admit he lost the portal nor he needed help. Batman was still skeptical of his story. The Wizard got more annoyed and cast a spell that revealed what happened to him. In the meantime, the Monsters of Eternity caught up to them and the Wizard was gone. As Batman backed up into a wall, he fell through the missing portal.
The Joker threatened Gotham City with a Gutbuster bomb containing 50,000 tons of Super Laughing Gas set to blow at midnight. Batman pursued Joker's wagon in the Batmobile but the case suddenly exceeded city limits when Mongul pulled Joker up to his cruiser in space. With less than an hour left, Batman called in the Flash to cover more ground faster. Flash checked every location a hundred times over but no bomb turned up. At 11:55 pm, Batman realized the Joker told him the bomb was literally in the clock tower. Batman was unable to disable the bomb in time. THe Flash spun his arms and generated tornadoes to blow the gas back towards the tower. On Batman's signal, Superman arrived. He inhaled all of the gas and flew back to Mongul's crusier where he exhaled it onto Mongul and his warriors. Wonder Woman tossed Joker into a Gotham City Police Department wagon as he tried to offer his services for the next Justice League holiday party.
Chronos set up shop in a run down apartment building in Gotham City and gathered information on Batman's first case then stole components to complete his Time Glove. Batman and Blue Beetle chased Chronos from a Wayne Enterprises facility to the apartment. Chronos opened a Time Portal and went back in time to Batman's first case with the intention to kill his younger self. Batman and Beetle followed but were careful to enter the Falcone Family Warehouse without being seen in order to safeguard the timeline. Beetle made Chronos drop his Time Bombs and slow the flow of time drastically. Chronos attempted to kill the younger Batman himself but Batman punched him out then prevented Falcone from fleeing the scene. They returned to the present and turned Chronos over to the Gotham City Police Department. Superman and Wonder Woman were both surprised and impressed that Batman told Beetle he did a good job. As everyone left, it started raining. Beetle hurried to a roof top and copied a pose he saw the younger Batman take in the past. After a thunder strike, he asked Khaji-Da if it got a picture.
Gotham City was the setting of Batman's debut in Toyman's "Blvd Brawlers 2 JLA" video game before he was forced to battle Superman on a Metropolis level. He leaped down from a stone gargoyle and proclaimed, "I am Batman!" several times. Harley Quinn appeared atop Gotham City Hall with magic powers supplied by Brother Night. Zatanna cast a magic shield around Harley to contain her powers. Batman and Zatanna went to Brother Night's nightclub and confronted him on his criminal dealings. Night promised he wouldn't touch a soul but for spurning his offer, Night hexed Batman's Batmobile. Before Zatanna could undo it, she was entangled in the Batmobile's parachute and pulled into the trunk. Batman fled from the Batmobile and crashed through the skylight of the residence of Jason Blood. Etrigan joined the fray. Their battle spilled over to a park. Etrigan summoned Merlin to enchant a police car but it was destroyed by the Batmobile. He settled on an ice cream truck instead. On the rail track to uptown, Batman managed to rip open the trunk and retrieve Zatanna.
Etrigan arrived in his new vehicle and it appeared to be a stand off until Zatanna teleported everyone into Night's club. Night realized what her plan was and teleported himself and his demons away. Zatanna undid the hex after the ice cream truck and Batmobile collided and advised Batman never to leave personal belongings behind or they'll get cursed. Etrigan treated everyone to ice cream. Felix Faust animated and transformed mannequins in the Gotham Fashion area to lure out Zatanna in order to steal her hat which doubled as a mystic portal. Batman, Jason Blood, and Zatanna responded. As the battle went on, Zatanna suggested to Blood it may be time to summon his "friend." Etrigan was summoned. Felix Faust, in ethereal form, possessed a display mannequin and stole Zatanna's hat. After Faust vanished, the transformed mannequins returned to normal and fell apart. Etrigan deduced the attack was a ruse. Zatanna got an alert and checked her Bunny Positional System. Her hat was at the Hebrides Island in Scotland. With little time to waste, Etrigan summoned Merlin to teleport them there.
In the middle of July, Mr. Freeze plotted to freeze all of Gotham and rule it as his personal kingdom. He invited Killer Frost to join him but it was a ruse to capture and use her as a living battery for his airship. Luckily, Firestorm was drawn to Gotham in search of Frost. Batman detected subzero readings from Freeze's latest warehouse hideout and confronted him. Frost caught him by surprise and formed a block of ice around him. Part of the floor lifted and Freeze kicked him into the sewers. He used heating tech in his gauntlet to escape then summoned the Batjet just before the sewers ended in a giant waterfall. Freeze activated his airship and lifted off. He started his conquest by freezing a bridge then moved to the city. Firestorm and Batman crossed paths in the skies. Batman tasked Firestorm with infiltrating the airship and disable its freeze ray while he provided air cover. Firestorm located the engine room and found Frost bound to a device that forced her to supply perpetual cold to the freeze ray.
Batman took down the airship's force field with an electromagnetic pulse then ejected. He crashed through the cockpit glass and kicked Freeze from his seat. Freeze's orb drones entered the engine room and attacked Firestorm. He transmutated one into a soccer ball and kicked it through the reactor. Batman tasered Freeze then tried to steer the ship as it plummeted. Firestorm and Frost joined him. She fired a strip of ice for the ship and it skidded into the docks. Firestorm transmutated several shipping containers into a giant baseball catcher's mitt to catch the ship before it crashed into a building. Freeze wasn't done yet but Frost froze him into a slab. She winked at Firestorm, decked him with an uppercut, then fled the scene. Firestorm helped thaw out the areas frozen by Freeze. Penguin set up a heist of half a million in cash but Two-Face managed to steal it and hid it in a locker at the train station. He put out a contract.
Deadshot took the contract and was not concerned Two-Face was caught by Batman. Batman kept Two-Face in a motel room and had Plastic Man use his shape changing power to pose as the criminal. Firestorm was tasked with guarding Two-Face while Batman took Plastic Man to Arkham Asylum. To make sure Deadshot took the bait, he put out word he was personally driving Two-Face to Arkham. Deadshot perched on a hotel roof and fired his rocket launcher at the Batmobile. Batman reset a tire and kept going. Deadshot instead fired the next shot at a big rig truck. Batman fired twin grapnel lines at a light pole and barely swung the Batmobile around the truck in time, flipped, and hit a hydrant. Batman and Plastic Man fled into an alley but Deadshot threw a grenade at them. They made their way into a warehouse. Two-Face managed to trick Firestorm into turning his back on him to open a window. Two-Face got loose and knocked Firestorm out with his chair. Batman and Deadshot traded blows but the latter realized the Two-Face he was chasing was a decoy.
Deadshot leaped out of the warehouse and tossed an explosive charge inside. Batman grabbed Plastic Man and jumped to the roof across. Batman hailed Firestorm on comms and quickly realized he lost Two-Face. Firestorm admitted it and continued his search. Two-Face hijacked a police car and made his way to the train station, citing to his alter-ego that no one would stop a cop. Deadshot overheard the police siren and tailed the car. Two-Face retrieved the briefcase of stolen money from his locker but Deadshot fired a tranquilizer dart into his back. Batman swung across the station and kicked Deadshot then pinned him to a wall. Deadshot reached for his rocket launcher with his foot and fired. Plastic Man took the blast and went flying. Deadshot blasted free then opened fire on Batman. Batman took cover behind a column then circled and punched Deadshot then tossed him into a hot dog cart. Deadshot shot a light fixture on the ceiling and pinned Batman to the ground. Just as he was about to shoot Batman, Firestorm transformed Deadshot's arm mounted guns into corsages.
Deadshot waited for Firestorm to get close enough and threw a charge that electrocuted him. Deadshot picked up one of his guns and relished in fulfilling his contract, defeating the Justice League, and getting rid of Batman. The gun was actually Plastic Man in disguise. He wrapped himself around Deadshot and boasted his commitment to a role. Batman was silent. After the police took Deadshot and Two-Face into custody, Batman admitted to Plastic Man he found him fairly effective on the mission and would work with him again if he needed a shape changer and Martian Manhunter was busy then left. Plastic Man was excited and believed he and Batman had grown close. Firestorm inquired about how his clothes changes when he shape changed but realized they weren't clothes.
From her greenhouse hideout atop the Kanaghier Building on Sheldon, Poison Ivy initiated her grand plan of rewriting the botanical code of Gotham to transform it from a decaying urban wasteland into a post-modern Garden of Eden then rule it alongside Swamp Thing as their own private paradise forever. Harley Quinn aided Ivy in dispensing her plant bombs throughout the city, transforming existing plant life into monstrous vine creatures. Batman worked on a solution in the Batcave while Vixen, Superman, and Firestorm attempted to halt the escalation of plant growth in the city. They discovered Swamp Thing was under Ivy's control. Firestorm utilized nuclear dehydration to keep him at bay while Vixen went after Harley. Superman came to a tactical unit's aid from monster cacti. Harley immobilized Vixen with a plant bomb, punching out Firestorm with a boxing glove device then revitalized Swamp Thing with a few bombs.
Swamp Thing was forced to return to Kanaghier and help plan his wedding with Poison Ivy. Vixen escaped her plant prison and pursued Harley to the Gotham Zoo while Firestorm improvised and turned the Batmobile into a flying pruner. Batman and Superman made their way to Kanaghier but were quickly captured. Vixen used the power of a lion to scare Harley and her pet hyenas Bud and Lou into a cage. Firestorm crashed into Ivy's greenhouse at just the right time. Batman and Superman worked in conjunction to bust the former's vial right over Ivy. She was doused in a purple chemical that neutralized her powers. The vine monsters instantly began to recede and the city returned to normal. Batman prepared to take Ivy back to Arkham Asylum but the Batmobile was still in its transformed state. Firestorm apologized and promised to change it back right away but Batman actually liked it.