Troika plotted to take over Gotham City. Bruce talked with Dick and Tim about his renewed interests. Two Troika members, Romana and Colonel Vega, decided to oust the Dark Rider (aka the Cossack) and replace him with the KGBeast. Batman and Robin took down one of Troika's agents and were led to the Dark Rider, who was rumored to have a baseball-sized nuclear bomb. Radiation poisoning affected him on his way to take down the "traitor to the motherland," Colonel Vega. Batman and Robin left him for the police.