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"You put the joker away. And he escaped. And you put him away. And he escaped. Round and round and round and round"
Winslow Heath

Batman Impostors is a tie in comic book to the Gotham City Impostors video game. The Story Arc takes place over 3 issues of Detective Comics, #867 - #870, and is collected in the book Gotham Impostors. It was written by David Hine, with art by Scott McDaniel (pencils) and Andy Owens (inks).

Impostor Jokers have been recruiting everyday people to instigate riots throughout Gotham City. As more and more "Jokerz" start to appear a Batman impostor pops up requesting more of the good people of Gotham to join his forces and "Take back the streets" now Batman has to stop a full scale civil war before it spells the end of peace in Gotham.


This story contains examples of:

  • And I Must Scream: After being exposed to Joker toxin while on a cocktail of other unidentified drugs, Winslow Heathe was left paralysed but fully conscious, with nobody aware that he was still 'awake' for years. Even worse, Winslow's girlfriend was exposed to the same set of circumstances, but because Batman missed her while focusing on the Joker, she was left to have her body literally picked apart by crows.
  • Circus of Fear: The Batholomew Fair.
  • Comic-Book Adaptation: This book is adapted from a Video Game.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Ultimately Batman unintentionally caused this gang war because he only took Winslow to hospital and was so caught up chasing the Joker that he didn't check to see if anyone else was on that rooftop.
  • Hall of Mirrors: Batman and Winslow Heath duke it out in a Hall Of Mirrors.
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  • It's All My Fault: Winslow accuses Batman of his girlfriend's death because the Dark Knight didn't check the rooftop.
  • Laughing Mad: This is a comic book about wannabe Jokers, it's a given.
  • Monster Clown: Again, it's a given.
  • Motive Rant: After the impostor Batman has been unmasked Winslow Heath explains his plan and why he did what he did.