"Don't Mess With Killer Croc!": Killer Croc enters the Tobacconists' Club and pretends to appoint himself the new head of the Gotham underworld, filling the void left by his murder of the Squid. However, the members of the organizatio
- "Killer Croc" is what they called me! But some day, some day I knew they'd call me king!
- -- Killer Croc
Appearing in "Don't Mess With Killer Croc!"
- Killer Croc (First full appearance)
- Specs (Single appearance)
- Bruno (Single appearance)
- Gunner (Single appearance)
- Knights (Single appearance)
- Gotham City
- New Jersey
Synopsis for "Don't Mess With Killer Croc!"
Killer Croc enters the Tobacconists' Club and pretends to appoint himself the new head of the Gotham underworld, filling the void left by his murder of the Squid. However, the members of the organization are not convinced and they prepare some challenges to test Croc.
In the meantime, Batman connects the bullet that killed the Squid to a prototype gun, of which only three were ever made and one of which is owned by an arms dealer in Gotham named Specs. From Specs, the Dark Knight learns of Croc and the fact that he lives in a deserted part of Gotham called “Hell's Point”.
The members of the Tobacconists' Club have decided to test Croc by sending him to steal a high tech computer from S.T.A.R. Labs and Croc succeeds without any trouble, even causing major damage in the process. The criminals of the club are satisfied with Croc, but he leaves them with a threat to eliminate them if they don't take him seriously.
After learning about Croc's location from a street gang, Batman waits for the criminal at his home. Enraged with Batman's appearance in his home, Croc destroys the building and flees from the place, but Batman follows closely. Cornered, Croc jumps to the dark waters of the river below, where Batman loses sight of him.
- The events of this issue take place after Detective Comics #524 and the story continues in Detective Comics #525.
- The Mechanical Dinosaur featured in the Batcave is not the usual T-Rex, but instead resembles an apatosaurus. This is likely a mistake on part of artist Curt Swan, who was never familiar with the Batman mythos.
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