"Night People": On a cold, rainy night, murderer Derek "Deke" Mitchell escapes from prison, seeking revenge against an old business partner named Kadaver. Meanwhile, a brutal murder occurs in Cardboard City, one of Gotham's many homeless communities. Batman, unaware of either of these events, sp
- Seems we got a bad goose on the loose in beautiful downtown Gotham! Derek Mitchel, aged 35, serving three life sentences for murder, has escaped from Gotham Penitentiary. Police say that Mitchel, a keep-fit fanatic, is extremely dangerous and should not be approached! So if you see a crop-haired six-two in prison grays, don't go makin' no citizen's arrests! Call your friendly neighborhood cop an' retire to a safe distance!
- -- DJ Dark
Appearing in "Night People"
- Derek "Deke" Mitchell (First appearance)
- Harlan Woolf
- DJ Dark
- Legs (First appearance)
- Ringworm Pete
- Michael Rossi (First appearance; dies)
Synopsis for "Night People"
On a cold, rainy night, murderer Derek "Deke" Mitchell escapes from prison, seeking revenge against an old business partner named Kadaver. Meanwhile, a brutal murder occurs in Cardboard City, one of Gotham's many homeless communities. Batman, unaware of either of these events, spends the night foiling a cocaine smuggling at the Gotham docks, though he fails to capture the ringleader Harlan Woolf.
Mitchell is eventually spotted by the police, and chased into a chemical dump-site adjacent to the docks. Unwilling to surrender, he hides among the barrels of toxic waste, but a freak bolt of lightning strikes the dump-site and ignites a massive explosion. The police, the news media, and Batman all believe Mitchell to have died in the explosion, but moments later, an inhuman figure rises from the chemical fires, bellowing in pain.
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