"Fever": A new designer drug called "Fever" floods the streets of Gotham City, inducing many of the city's teens and preteens to fits of homicidal rage. When Batman sees a group of juvenile Fever addicts kill an old security guard in cold bloo
Appearing in "Fever"
- Scarface (First appearance)
- Ventriloquist (First appearance)
- Rhino (First appearance)
- Louis da Lump (Only appearance; dies)
- William Henry "Fatman" Cherry (First appearance)
- Chally (Single appearance)
- Rhino (First appearance)
- Jacko (Single appearance)
- Joey (Single appearance)
- Gotham City
- Delirius Street
- Electric Street
- Ventriloquist Club
Synopsis for "Fever"
A new designer drug called "Fever" floods the streets of Gotham City, inducing many of the city's teens and preteens to fits of homicidal rage. When Batman sees a group of juvenile Fever addicts kill an old security guard in cold blood, he takes a personal interest in stopping the drug's proliferation. Soon after, Batman raids the Fever pushers' headquarters and forces the pushers to give him the name of their supplier: Scarface.
Unbeknownst to Batman, Scarface is actually a wooden puppet operated by a shady nightclub owner known only as the Ventriloquist, who is seemingly a harmless milquetoast, but channels his criminal instincts through an alternate personality that "lives" inside Scarface. Unaware that he is now Batman's latest target, Scarface spends the night shooting one incompetent lackey dead, and sending another to Tijuana on a deadly drug run.
- This book was first published on November 3, 1987.
- This issue marks the beginning of Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle's run in Detective Comics. It is reprinted in Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle Vol. 1.
- First appearance of the Ventriloquist and Scarface. They make a chronologically earlier appearance in the two-part storyline from Showcase '94 #8-9. The Ventriloquist's real name will not be revealed until Robin Annual (Volume 4) #1.
- Fatman's real is revealed in the next issue.
- The first panel of page 5 has a comic book of "Ultraman" as an easter egg. The character seems like a parody of Superman, athough it could also be a reference to the alternate universe version Ultraman.
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