Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor are both nominated for the award of Man of the Year and the winner is Wayne. During his speech the Joker makes an appearance, accompanied by Riddler, Harley Quinn, Penguin, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Bane and Catwoman and they steal both the reward, the money and jewels. But Batman catches up with all of them except for the Joker, who manages to escape by boat. With the help of Robin, appearing in a helicopter, Batman manages to go after him and take on the Joker. Victory is only temporary, because the villains are planning big changes and to save the city from the hostile takeover of the Joker, Batman might be forced to give up being a loner vigilante and try to work with others.