Dixon, Johnson and Hodgkins conclude their Poison Ivy two-parter in Detective 694 (Feb. 96).
Harold proves his worth yet again, as the Batmobile survives the plunge into the harbour with its impressive airbags. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang would be impressed.
Sarah Essen discovers that, as a parting gift from Mayor Krol, she has been ousted as Commissioner, and replaced with an incompetent. The man barely has time to get behind his desk before Kitch and Bullock are bringing him crises.
Essen heads straight for mayor-to-be Marion Grange, and makes a deal with her, that will see Jim Gordon returned to the Commisoner’s job.
Poison Ivy, Mr. Veezey, Batman and Robin all head for the largest park not yet attacked, the obvious next target. Poison Ivy uses her pheremones on the man, putting him under her spell quickly. He’s lucky Batman shows up so fast, Ivy was ready to kill.
While Batman fends off Ivy’s advances, the man himself is grabbed my a mysterious costumed figure. This person had appeared the previous month in Robin, also carting away a villain. Who is he? Wait and find out. Or look at my tags on this story.
Ivy gets captured, but is released (though not in this book) and used as an agent by Batman in Contagion, which starts the following month.