Unofficial Batman: Gotham Knights Index

Batman: Gotham Knights 46


Cover Date: December 2003
Cover Price: $2.75


Cover Credits:
Art: Brian Bolland (signed)

Story: "Scared Straight" (22 Pages)


StoryScott Beatty
PencilsRoger Robinson
InksJohn Floyd
LetteringBob Pinaha
ColorsNoelle Giddings
Color separationsWildstorm FX
EditingNachie Castro, Matt Idelson

Feature Character(s):

Batman (also in flashback)
Nightwing II (also in flashback as Robin I)
Robin III
Batgirl III

Supporting Character(s):

Alfred Pennyworth


Val Kaliban (last in Batman: Shadow of the Bat #4; also in flashback as the Spook II; next in Batman Vol. 1 #657)
Steeljacket (last in Nightwing Vol. 2 #36; last appearance)
KGBeast (last in Nightwing Vol. 2 #37; next in flashback in Batman Vol. 1 #652)
Johnny LaMonica (last in Batman: Blackgate - Isle of Men #1; next in Gotham Central #23)

Guest Appearance(s):

Bane (last in issue #42)

Other Character(s):

Conover (first appearance; a guard at Blackgate)
Kazu (first appearance; a guard at Blackgate)
Brenda Bronstein (first appearance; runs a boarding house for ex-cons trying to go straight)
Bobby (first appearance; one of the residents of the boarding house)


Val Kaliban, the Spook, is granted parole after eight years in Blackgate, which is a surprise to many, as they had expected him to escape. Batman and his allies keep a close watch on Kaliban, so much so that he tires of this and deliberately breaks his parole so that he can retreat to the safer environs of the prison.


Second Story: "Urban Renewal" (8 Pages)


StoryWill Pfeifer
ArtBrent Anderson
LetteringNick J. Napolitano
EditingMichael Wright

Feature Character(s):

Daniel McKinley (first appearance; a writer)

Guest Appearance(s):


Other Character(s):

Mr. Orostin (first appearance; a publisher)


Daniel McKinley is researching a book on some of the old kitsch architecture of Gotham City, the giant type-writers and such, but can find no-one who will publish a book on this topic. He is about to give up when he gets a letter from Signal Publishing who wish to publish his book. This company is a division of Wayne Enterprises, and the book idea had reminded Batman of some happy memories.