RUMORS FLY: IS THE BAT REALLY BACK?
By Thomas Drury
Almost one year after his presumed death, alleged sightings of the fabled character Gotham City once dubbed "The Batman" have resumed at a dizzying rate. In the last two months, more than three dozen people have reported seeing the masked vigilante on the prowl once again. Dressed in his trademark mask and cape, the mysterious individual--or perhaps a copycat--has intervened in an unknown number of petty crimes.
Not everyone is convinced the rumors have any validity. "Wishful thinking," sniffed police detective Harvey Bullock. "This town is goin' to hell, and people are lookin' for a savior from the skies. Sorry to burst yer bubble, folks, but there ain't no such thing as a 'Bat-Man.' If you want to save this city, you're goin' to have to do it yourself."
At least five of the accounts have been dismissed as prank calls, but the rest are being taken seriously by the GCPD.
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