Batman Returns: The Novelization
Sam Hamm, Craig Shaw Gardner, Daniel Waters
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Batman has vowed to rid Gotham City of the dastardly Penguin and his slinky confederate, Catwoman--but while the Caped Crusader is repulsed by his umbrella-wielding nemesis, he is also tantalized by the darkly seductive Catwoman. Movie tie-in.
Alfred came puffing down the stairs behind him. The Penguin was displayed in all his glory on the large monitor that dominated this corner of the cave. He droned on with his never-ending speech. “You ask, am I up here for personal glory? ” The Penguin asked. That was it, Bruce thought. Keep on talking until I can get the equipment set up properly and Alfred can determine the frequency. He flipped a whole bank of switches. “Ha! ” Cobblepot barked. “I toiled for many years in happy obscurity, beneath your boulevards.
Sometimes it is a diversion to read such piffle. ” He frowned down at the headline. “Most times it is a waste of time. ” Alfred continued to frown as the newsboy turned away. He could have sworn he saw something moving down in that sewer grate. No doubt it was nothing more than the reflection of the Christmas lights. It was almost as if he expected something to be lurking in the shadows. Alfred chuckled. If he didn’t watch himself, he’d get as bad as Master Bruce. Who did the Mayor think Max was, some kind of ordinary citizen?
The reader jumped to the next page. “ ‘Red Triangle Circus put on a swell show last night, with fierce lions . . . ’ ” he read aloud from the screen before him. No, there was nothing of value in this article. He quickly hit the correct combination of keys, and the command appeared at the top of the screen: CONTINUE SEARCH FOR: RED TRIANGLE. He waited a few seconds as back issues blurred by before another paper came into focus. “ ‘Triangle Circus has returned for a two-week . . . ’ ” Bruce read, “ ‘kids will love .
He knows when you’re awake—” One good grab, and the cat is gone. A single feline scream, and the cat will never bother baby again. “He knows when you’ve been bad or good—” Baby chirps with happiness. Mother and father are careful to quickly finish their Christmas cheer, and maybe even have a little more. But you can’t have baby cooped up forever. So later that very same night mother and father decide to take baby for a walk. It’s a beautiful winter night, a few snowflakes, perhaps, but nothing to worry about.
Didn’t I say that? ” Bruce asked. “Yes and no,” she replied with another of those fabulous smiles. But her hand was bandaged. Bruce stepped forward and gently took that hand with his own. “What happened? ” he asked. “Yes, did—” Max hurriedly interrupted, “did you injure yourself on that ski slope? Is that why you cut short your vacation and came back? ” He smiled at her. Somehow, Bruce thought, the smile did not look at all pleasant. Selina shrugged with the slightest of frowns. “Maybe that broken window over there had something to do with it—or maybe not.