"House of Dorian": After being freed from Arkham Asylum by a freak lightning strike, Emile Dorian tracks down Kirk Langstrom and injects Langstrom with a mutagen that puts Man-Bat entirely under Dorian's control. Dorian then sends the enslaved Man-Bat to kidnap the two individuals who had ended
Appearing in "House of Dorian"
- Emile Dorian (Apparent Death)
- Alfred Pennyworth (On a TV or computer screen)
- Tygrus (Apparent Death)
- Dorian Island
Synopsis for "House of Dorian"
After being freed from Arkham Asylum by a freak lightning strike, Emile Dorian tracks down Kirk Langstrom and injects Langstrom with a mutagen that puts Man-Bat entirely under Dorian's control. Dorian then sends the enslaved Man-Bat to kidnap the two individuals who had ended his previous experiments: Batman and Selina Kyle.
Meanwhile, Anthony Romulus travels to Dorian's old island in search of a cure for his werewolf mutations, but finds only Dorian's prize mutant and "son", Tygrus. Romulus convinces Tygrus to join the search for Dorian, promising Tygrus the location of Selina Kyle's home. Though Tygrus is reluctant to enter human society, his old infatuation with Selina proves stronger still.
All parties eventually convene at Dorian's new laboratory, with Batman and Selina helpless captives, Tygrus in pursuit of Selina, and Romulus in pursuit of Dorian. As he frees Selina, however, Tygrus is offered one last experiment by Dorian: a body exchange with Batman. Over Selina's horrified protests, Tygrus agrees, believing that a human body is his only chance to woo Selina.
Seconds before the body-swap begins, Dorian's lab is invaded by Romulus, who has re-mutated into the Werewolf. While Dorian and Man-Bat are occupied with the Werewolf, Batman frees himself and sweeps Selina out of the lab, Tygrus staying behind once more out of loyalty to his "father".
The brawl between Man-Bat, Werewolf, and Tygrus eventually ignites an explosion that consumes the entire lab, apparently killing all three mutants as well as Dorian. However, Batman raises the possibility - however small - that at least one has survived.
- It is revealed that Dorian was once colleagues with Kirk Langstrom.
- Despite the cover, Selina never dons her Catwoman costume in-story.
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