Detective Comics, Vol. 1 #583

Detective Comics

Fever

Feb 1988
Modern Age / USA / English
Comic / $0.75
See on amazon:

Creators

WriterJohn Wagner, Alan Grant
PencillerNorm Breyfogle
InkerKim DeMulder
ColoristAdrienne Roy
LettererTodd Klein
Cover ArtistMike Mignola
EditorDenny O'Neil

Characters

Scarface
Batman (Bruce Wayne)
Ventriloquist (Arnold Wesker)

Plot

Batman finds some kids beating up a security guard and putting him on fire, only to discover they are high on a new designer drug called "Fever"; the police inform Batman where Fever is made, but the place is locked up so tight that the drugs are flushed away before they can ever get in; The Ventriloquist puts 2 men on 'trial' for losing $50K, kills one but allows the other ("The Fatman") to live by going to Mexico to smuggle goods back to Gotham; Batman breaks into the Fever stronghold and gets one of the pushers to give up the name Scarface.