"Rage Under Pressure": Batman and Huntress are at odds as to how to respond to the presence of a mob boss named Rage who is uniting the rival gangs in New York City. Huntress believes that Rage's influence will bring peace to her nei
- Sympathy may be reserved for the victims, but it gets harder and harder to tell the victims, there's so many of them.
- -- Huntress
Appearing in "Rage Under Pressure"
- Daggers and Skulls
- James Cooper
Synopsis for "Rage Under Pressure"
Batman and Huntress are at odds as to how to respond to the presence of a mob boss named Rage who is uniting the rival gangs in New York City. Huntress believes that Rage's influence will bring peace to her neighbourhood, while Batman believes that despite that peace, the gangs will own the city. Batman explains that the gangs are only united because they have a common enemy, a bomber. The heroes agree to cooperate to locate the bomber, and then stop Rage.
Meanwhile, James Cooper, the bomber, strikes again. The gangs fight again, believing that their rivals are responsible. Rage intervenes, and punishes them, explaining that the bomber cannot be a member of his gang.
Batman and Huntress visit the scene of the last bombing, and Batman determines that the putty holding the bombs together is a child's toy. He deduces that the bomber must be a child with a real reason to hate the drug dealers of the community, after ruling out the other options. Huntress admits that James Cooper fits the profile, and they decide to observe him from afar.
They wait outside his old home, and begin following him when they see him carrying some kind of package that they assume is a bomb. James excapes down a manhole, and the heroes follow. Eventually, they corner him in the sewers, where it appears that he has been living. He explains that the package actually contained a telescope, that was given to him by his mother. Batman hopes to take James in, and bring him to justice, but Huntress would rather see him protected. Batman challenges her to find an alternative.
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