During a moment of desperation, Robin (Tim Drake) makes the mistake of getting into a stranger’s car. Turns out, the Joker is at the wheel. (And that’s why you don’t get into strangers’ cars!)
Joker ties up the Boy Wonder in the passenger’s seat and makes him watch helplessly as he runs over random pedestrians. And whenever he gets bored killing innocents, the Joker will probably kill Robin, too. It’s a death trap with psychological torture thrown in.
This is one of those done-in-one short stories writer Paul Dini excels at, particularly when it comes to Batman’s world. The Joker is at his most terrifying, and Robin needs to be at his most resourceful…which will require him to maintain his calm in the face of horrific murders.
It probably won’t get you into the Christmas spirit, but it is a great comic.
Writer: Paul Dini
Penciler: Don Kramer
Inker: Wayne Faucher
Cover: Simone Bianchi
Publisher: DC Comics
How to Read It: back issues; Comixology; included in Batman: Detective (TPB)
Appropriate For: ages 13 and up