A ZERO HOUR tie-in issue! Alfred has returned to the Batcave as if he never left. But this Alfred looks a bit different than the one from before--and has dreams of becoming a detective. And when Batman must contend with a gang of killers, his butler may prove to be the greater menace!
Prodigal part 10, continued from BATMAN #514. The Tally Man returns to Gotham determined to get revenge on Batman, who once defeated and disabled him. But the villain doesn't know that the man who wears the cape and cowl is not the man he hates. Continued in DETECTIVE COMICS #681.
As Batman is preventing a rooftop suicide following the devastating Cataclysm, he spots Mr. Freeze. Following him to an underground tunnel, they encounter Clayface, freed from captivity by the quake. As the man Batman rescued watches, the two villains battle each other--and the Dark Knight.
In quake-torn Gotham, Batman is captured by someone he was trying to help--a university professor driven mad after being trapped for two weeks with a classroom full of dead students. The professor decides to prove his theory of "devolution" by forcing Batman to perform a series of tasks no one could possibly survive.
The Blank Generation part 2. In the aftermath of the quake, the Mad Hatter seeks a hat that will enable him to control the minds of the citizens, and Narcosis plans to unleash a drug that will destroy their minds. Batman, while trying to cope with the immense tragedy surrounding him, must deal with the two master criminals.
No Man's Land part 22, beginning "Fruit of the Earth." Since Gotham became a No Man's Land, Poison Ivy has maintained control of Robinson Park, turning it into a botanical Eden. But now Clayface has invaded the park and threatens to destroy Ivy's paradise. Continued in BATMAN #568.
No Man's Land part 30, continuing from BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #122. The Dark Knight joins forces with the gang leader to wage war on Jade Faced Wu and "The Fists of Heavenly Serendipity," but will their efforts be enough to save the lives that Wu has stolen and destroyed in No Man's Land?
No Man's Land part 38. Disguised as Clark Kent, the Man of Steel reenters the remains of Gotham and faces the threat of Pettit and his Strong Men, who are trying to take back Gotham City with extreme force. Will Batman's intervention mark a new era for the world's finest team?
No Man's Land part 41. Batman gathers his forces for the final battle! As various powers in what once was Gotham City prepare for total war, the mysterious benefactor behind the possible reconstruction of Gotham is revealed, leading to darker days ahead for the Batman and his city.
The God of Fear part 3, conclusion to the "Knightfall" tie-in arc. Gotham City is in flames as the Scarecrow releases his fear gas everywhere and demands to be named God of Fear. Meanwhile, Anarky blames Batman for the level of crime in Gotham--and for that, the Dark Knight must pay!