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Showcase 94 (1994) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Showcase 94 (1994) 1
    Published Jan 1994 by DC.

    "The Great Pretender" Starring The Joker by James Robinson (script) & Christian Alamy (art); Kevin Nowlan cover; "State of Siege" part 1 Starring Gunfire by Len Wein (script) & Tom Tenney (art); New Gods by Walt (Walter) Simonson (script) & Jose Garcia-Lopez (art); Dominion, Metron, Orion, Ligea app; Cameo by Batman; Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #2
    Showcase 94 (1994) 2
    Published Feb 1994 by DC.

    In the conclusion of a 2-part voyage through the Joker's insanity, the Clown Prince of Crime must somehow kill bizarre, distorted visions of Batman and himself for his own survival. Written by James Robinson, with art by Christian Alamy and Rudy Nebres. New Blood hero Gunfire's 2-part adventure concludes when Dominion breaks into his experimental weapons vault - with explosive results. This story, a prelude to the Gunfire ongoing series, is written by Len Wein, with art by Thomas Tenney and Wade Von Grawbadger. Blue Beetle begins a 3-part adventure in what may be the safest town in the country...provided you play by the local rules. Written by Brian Augustyn, with art by Patrick Rolo and Dick Giordano. Cover by Kevin O'Neill. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #3
    Showcase 94 (1994) 3
    Published Mar 1994 by DC.

    With Arkham Asylum being rebuilt after its destruction during 'Knightfall,' the only place to keep Batman's enemies is Blackgate Prison. Now Two-Face, the Scarecrow, the Riddler, Mad Hatter and Poison Ivy are among the newcomers to enter Blackgate...and the prison's permanent residents aren't happy to have visitors! "Madmen Across the Water" is written by Alan Grant, with art by Tim Sale and Jimmy Palmiotti. New Blood hero Razorsharp and the Psyba-Rats from Robin (1993-2009) Annual #2 star in "What's Your Twenty?," a 2-part adventure in which the hackers break into a deadly high-security skyscraper. Written by Chuck Dixon, with art by Howard Porter and Mark Stegbauer. In Part 2 of the 3-part "Caged City," a framed Blue Beetle must make a seemingly impossible escape from a fortress prison, while the corrupt police of Freemont use technology stolen from Beetle himself. Written by Brian Augustyn, with art by Patrick Rolo and Dick Giordano. Cover by Mike Mignola. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #4
    Showcase 94 (1994) 4
    Published Apr 1994 by DC.

    The tension between the displaced Arkham Asylum inmates and the convicts of Blackgate Prison reaches the boiling point, so Two-Face, the Scarecrow, the Riddler, the Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy and the others seize the opportunity to get the upper hand...in a softball game? "Madmen Across the Water" is written by Alan Grant, with art by Tim Sale and Jimmy Palmiotti. "Banzai, Good Buddy!" concludes the 2-part adventure of New Blood hero Razorsharp and the Psyba-Rats, as Razorsharp's powers take a new and horrifying turn. Written by Chuck Dixon, with art by Howard Porter and Mark Stegbauer. In the conclusion of "Caged City," Blue Beetle must survive a deadly dogfight with airships developed from his own technology. Written by Brian Augustyn, with art by Patrick Rolo and Dick Giordano. Cover by Kyle Baker. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #5
    Showcase 94 (1994) 5

    When Batman apprehends mobster Tommy Fortune, the Huntress finds herself mired in a mob war in "Benedictions Part 1: My Midnight Confession." Robin appears on final page of story. Part 1 of 3, continued in Robin (1993) #6. Script by Chuck Dixon, art by Phil Jimenez & Bruce Patterson. Plus: Loose Cannon's first solo adventure "On the Other Hand..." by Jeph Loeb, Steve Skroce & Romeo Tanghal; Bloodwynd in "Hero of Choice" by Ruben Diaz & Max Douglas. Cover by Walt Simonson. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #6
    Showcase 94 (1994) 6

    The Huntress & Robin take on Deathangel and Mandy Paul in "Benedictions Part 3: Vengeance and Forgiveness." Batman appears in one panel. Part 3 of 3, continued from Robin (1993) #6. Script by Chuck Dixon, art by Phil Jimenez & Peter Gross. Plus: Sparx! in "Allure of New Orleans" by Karl Kesel, Scott Lee & Brad Vancata; The Atom in "The Uncertainty Principle" by Len Kaminski, Fred Reyes & Rick Burchett. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #7
    Showcase 94 (1994) 7
    Published Jul 1994 by DC.

    The Penguin has taken Sarah Essen Gordon hostage and Commissioner Gordon must engage the villain in a battle of wits to free his wife, while the Penguin seeks to prove that the Batman who is currently at large in Gotham City is not the original. Written by Peter David, with art by P. Craig Russell and Michael T. Gilbert. Terrorsmith, the New Blood character from Justice League America (1987) Annual #7, doesn't like using his powers to turn people into monsters...but that's precisely why Brainstorm wants him! Written by William Messner-Loebs, with pencils by William D. Hodge. Arsenal of the New Titans stars in "Weapons," as a hostage situation forces Roy Harper to grapple with his own inner demons. Written by Kurt Busiek, with pencils by Tom Reyn. Cover by Jae Lee. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #8
    Showcase 94 (1994) 8
    Published Aug 1994 by DC.

    Revealed for the first time: the shocking secret origin of one (or is that two?) of Batman's deadliest adversaries, Scarface and the Ventriloquist. Set in Blackgate Prison several years ago, this 2-part story of prisoners at the edge of sanity is written by Alan Grant and John Wagner, with art by Teddy Kristiansen. In a special prelude to ZERO HOUR, Waverider plunges through the timestream searching for the missing Monarch, determined to stop him before he can cause further destruction. Written by Dan Jurgens, with pencils by Frank Fosco. And Ted Grant, the original Wildcat, is back on the prowl. Following the death of Yolanda Montez, the new Wildcat, Grant must learn the truth behind a witch's claim that the dead hero can be restored to life. Written by Eddie Berganza, with art by Nick Gnazzo and Ray Kryssing. Cover by Ted McKeever. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #9
    Showcase 94 (1994) 9
    Published Sep 1994 by DC.

    In the astounding conclusion of "The Secret Origin of Scarface," a bizarre prison breakout links the Ventriloquist and Scarface in what becomes a defining relationship for both of them, in a tale written by Alan Grant and John Wagner, with art by Teddy Kristiansen. In Part 2 of a special ZERO HOUR prelude, Waverider and Monarch battle across the timestream as Monarch tries to adjust it to his own nefarious ends. Shocking secrets about Monarch are revealed and he emerges more powerful than ever, with a new costume, in a story written by Dan Jurgens and pencilled by Frank Fosco. New Blood Pax has to face a spaceship full of parasites, written by Terrance Griep and pencilled by Kyle Hotz. Cover by Shawn McManus. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #10
    Showcase 94 (1994) 10
    Published Oct 1994 by DC.

    Following the shattering conclusion of 'KnightsEnd,' Jean Paul Valley struggles with an uncertain future in "Azrael: Aftermath," written by Alan Grant, with art by Mike Vosburg and Ron McCain, a story that bridges the Batman books with the Azrael ongoing series. In Part 1 of the 2-part "The Tempting," Black Condor faces Peregrine, a new foe who tries to use his knowledge of the hero's true potential to lure Black Condor to the side of evil - and the very act of opposing Peregrine will ensure the villain's victory. Written by Brian Augustyn, with pencils by Anthony Chun. Also featuring a special ZERO HOUR tie-in story in which Chronos, Clock King, Calendar Man and Time Commander learn just how screwed-up time has become - again and again. Written by Mike McAvennie and pencilled by Jason Armstrong. Cover by Joe Quesada and Karl Kesel. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #11
    Showcase 94 (1994) 11
    Published Nov 1994 by DC.

    Man-Bat has fled to ancient ruins in Central America, seeking to escape the madness of civilization. But even there he is hounded by old colleagues and old foes, in a story written by Chuck Dixon, with art by Flint Henry. Black Condor battles Peregrine for control of his friend's soul and his own, in Part 2 of "The Tempting," written by Brian Augustyn, with art by Anthony Chun and Matt Banning. Starfire is unleashed when urban violence brings out new abilities in the Tamaranian warrior that appear to be a byproduct of her recent experiences in South America...or something far worse! Marv Wolfman writes, with art by Roy Burdine and Chris Ivy. Cover by Geof Darrow. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #12
    Showcase 94 (1994) 12
    Published Dec 1994 by DC.

    Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Oracle, can locate any piece of data in the DC Universe. But, crippled by the Joker, she must do so from her secure command center. Now a mysterious stalker has targeted the former Batgirl for death in a story by Scott Peterson, with art by Brian Stelfreeze. Ballistic seeks to join the 'Real World' group Blood Pack, but an incident on the freeway throws a monkey wrench into those plans when he meets the lethal Loria. Written by Charles Moore, with art by Christopher Taylor and Andy Lanning. Triumph, the time-lost hero of the Justice League, seeks to win back his old life in the wake of ZERO HOUR and is confronted by the menace of the villain Freelance in a story by Brian Augustyn, with pencils by Kevin Sharpe. Cover by Kelley Jones. Cover price $1.95.