"Gangland Express": Inspector Soames took Nightwing to a wasteland to finish him off. They exchanged a few words and in then end Soames was apparently an honest cop who wanted his town a little less corrupted so he asked Nightwing if
- I hit him harder than I should. Not sure why. It worries me that it feels so right.
- -- Nightwing
Appearing in "Gangland Express"
- Bridget Clancy (First appearance)
- Madame Minh
- 1013 Parkthorne Avenue (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Gangland Express"
Inspector Soames took Nightwing to a wasteland to finish him off. They exchanged a few words and in then end Soames was apparently an honest cop who wanted his town a little less corrupted so he asked Nightwing if he could do it. Nightwing agreed and Soames handed him the keys for the cuffs but Nightwing have already freed himself. Soames agreed to tell Chief Redhorn that Nightwing escaped from him using brute force and in order to make the story believable, Nightwing punched Soames in the face.
Some time later, Nightwing started looking for a place to stay in Bludhaven and his search lead him to the Melville Section of Town. The superintendent of the building told Dick to look around and to come back the next day with the payment and the apartment was his. The apartment wasn't much but Dick realized that at least he could be near to the "action".
At night, Nightwing started working on the clues that Soames handed him. He arrived at a train station where he found the same False Facers that attacked the Mihn family. Nightwing started looking at the load of the wagons but he only saw used and old cars. He was discovered by one false facer who started shooting at him. Nightwing knocked him down but the bullets attracted the attention of a couple more of false facers. The train had already begun to move and was gaining speed. The train was entering a tunnel under one of Bludhaven's freeway, Nightwing jumped from the train into the freeway, and by performing an extraordinary acrobatic feat he crossed the freeway an landed a wagon ahead of the false facers and knocked them down. Nightwing was still not sure what was going on and believed that Soames was not completely honest with him.
At the Minh's residence, Soames was seeing delivering back to Madame Minh her egg cells and talking to her in a friendly way.
Nightwing was busted by the entire False Face gang and so began a confrontation that wasted the cars. The false facer with the fox mask got into one of the cars and started it. He crushed Nightwing and some of his fellows false facers. Nightwing punched him through the windshield and then jumped off the train as another train was coming from the opposite direction and crushed the car the "fox" was in. Nightwing escaped with one or two broken ribs.
Soames informed Redhorn about Nightwing's escape and the chief assigned Soames over the Nightwing case until the vigilante was "out of the picture".
At his place, Reynard, the fox false facer received a visit from one of Black Mask killers that was sent to kill Reynard. Reynard played the fool with his killer-to-be just enough time to let him grab his weapon and kill the Black Mask's envoy. Reynard then vowed to do the same with Nightwing.
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- Bridget Clancy has an Irish accent. Dick Grayson points out that Irish accent drives him "nuts".
- Dick states that his previous relation ended in a funeral.
- A sign at Clancy's door reads: Forget the Dog; Beware of the Super
- The cooler that holds Madame Minh's egg cells is labeled L'il Igloo.
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