A COUNTDOWN and SALVATION RUN tie-in! The power struggle for control of Gotham's crime network continues as a new player challenges Penguin for leadership. Meanwhile, Batman goes deep undercover. Plus, guest appearances by Nightwing, Riddler, Mr. Zsasz, Ventriloquist and Scarface!
Did Zsasz really kill Batman? This question and more are answered as the mad scramble for control of the Gotham underground kicks into high gear! Plus, the Scarecrow turns on the Ventriloquist, Nightwing continues to gain the Penguin's trust, and Robin gets surprise-attacked by someone wearing an extremely familiar costume!
It's fireworks in Gotham City's underground scene as Penguin's troops take it straight to Tobias Whale's front door--and Vigilante decides to take on both armies himself! Meanwhile, Nightwing is saved by a mysterious yet familiar benefactor! All of this, plus appearances by Batman, Robin and Commissioner Gordon!
Penguin's tenuous hold over the city quickly slips away as Batman and Gotham's other protectors close in for the final act of this epic gang war. Will Penguin pay the ultimate price? Or will the Dark Knight show Gotham's underworld boss a rare moment of grace? No matter the outcome, it all comes to an explosive conclusion here!
This 8-part epic explores the underbelly of the DC Universe and ties in to COUNTDOWN! Frank Tieri and COUNTDOWN's J. Calafiore team up to deliver an action-packed tale that features Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Batwoman and just about every other Gotham guest star imaginable. As more and more evildoers seemingly disappear into thin air, Gotham City finds itself in the midst of a villainous vacuum. Who will rise to command the remainder of Gotham's rogues? As several factions scramble to stake their claim, Batman and friends strategize a counter-attack!