"Some Enchanted Evening": After stopping a would-be thief as Batman, Bruce Wayne attends a costume party campaign fund raiser for gubernatorial prospect, Evan Gregory. Bruce supports Gregory's platform, because he has committed himself towards eradicating the Thorne crime cartel. At the part
- Vote for me or I'll kill you.
- -- The Joker
Appearing in "Some Enchanted Evening"
- Caroline (Single appearance)
- Jeffers (Single appearance)
- Julius (Single appearance)
- Neal (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Some Enchanted Evening"
After stopping a would-be thief as Batman, Bruce Wayne attends a costume party campaign fund raiser for gubernatorial prospect, Evan Gregory. Bruce supports Gregory's platform, because he has committed himself towards eradicating the Thorne crime cartel. At the party, Bruce runs into an old flame – Silver St. Cloud. He discovers that Silver is engaged to marry Evan Gregory. His mind falls back to earlier times when Silver was passionately in love with Bruce's alter ego, the Batman.
During the party, a strangely garbed party guest grabs the microphone and begins babbling incessantly on stage. He removes his costume to reveal himself as the Joker. The Joker demands that everyone in the room vote for him at the upcoming election or else he will kill them all. He approaches Evan Gregory and electrocutes him with his patented joy buzzer. Silver races to his side, but Gregory is merely stunned. Bruce sneaks away and changes into Batman.
Batman chases the Joker out of the ballroom and the two fight each other in an elevator. The Joker has a remote control, which controls the car, and Batman latches onto the cable line as the car begins descending. The Joker offers Batman a position on his political staff, but Batman naturally refuses. Despite the confined spaces, the Joker miraculously succeeds in eluding Batman's grasp and escapes from the elevator car. Batman returns to the ballroom to check on Evan Gregory.
Meanwhile across town, Two-Face learns of the Joker's scheme to take control of the governor race and vows to kill the Joker.
- This book was first published on May 4, 2005.
- This issue is reprinted in the Batman: Dark Detective trade paperback.
- There are repeated references made to Rupert Thorne, a gangster from the Silver Age era created by Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers. Rupert was a recurring villain on Batman: The Animated Series.
- Silver St. Cloud is an old supporting cast member from the Silver Age era. She had the ironic misfortune of being in love with two men simultaneously – Batman and Bruce Wayne.
- Although it has been stated on many occasions that Batman's costume is fully insulated, it is revealed in this issue that the costume is likewise equipped with a durable codpiece for protection against embarrassing low-blows.
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