Story: "Systemic Shock" (22 Pages)
Chuck Dixon (plot, script)
Allergent (Maxwell Veezey, first appearance)
Len (a police officer)
Note: Story continues in the next issue
A man begins defoliating Gotham, for indiscernable reasons, which angers Poison Ivy, who escapes from her cell to mete out justice to this murderer of plant-kind. The police follow the trail of evidence back to a man who suffers from numerous allergies, presumably hoping his plan will alleviate them. Having lost his re-election campaign, Armand Krol makes a call to his friend Andrew Howe, who is in the process of being fired from a law firm. And when Batman and Robin pursue the defoliater over a drawbridg, the Batmobile plunges towards the river.