A Celtic campfire was interrupted in August by, of all things, a press conference. Commissioner Gordan of Gotham City was forced to leave a city benefit dinner early to deliver ill news to the Press and the citizens of Gotham. The Joker and his band of misfit criminals had infiltrated the Fireworks Factory. They had started the manufacture of a mind altering toxin - enough to affect the entire city. As the crowd of citizens watched, the Gotham City Police stormed the Fireworks Factory. The silence of the night was sharply cut by the laughter and screams of Joker, Riddler, Two Face, Dr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Penguin, and Scarecrow. The Police were repelled from the building by the smoke and abrupt flashes of light from the exploding fireworks. Commissioner Gordon, facing the destruction of his City, made his last available desperate decision. He chose to call for help. High above the commotion the Bat sign, a beacon of hope, could be seen. Like a wave, amidst the "oohs" and "aahs" of the crowd, one could hear whispers of "It's Batman". The following day, with the assistance of Batman and Robin, the Gotham City Police were able to restore order to the city and capture the Joker and other criminals.