No Man's Land part 16. A despondent Dark Knight, on the brink of despair over the events befalling his city, turns to Alfred for wisdom. How will the story of how Batman's father being forced to choose between business ethics and personal morality make a difference in his son's tortured life?
No Man's Land part 40 and "Jurisprudence" part 2, continued from BATMAN #572. Two-Face puts James Gordon on trial. The charge: dereliction of his duty to Gotham City. The judge and prosecutor: Two-Face. The defense attorney: Harvey Dent. And if Gordon loses, the sentence is death!
No Man's Land part 44 and "Shellgame" part 2, continued from BATMAN #573. While Joker and Harley's violent move against the rebuilding of Gotham City forces its benefactor to pull out the ultimate weapon, the Huntress questions her alliance with Pettit in the wake of his growing insanity.
In the "Evolution" finale, the Gotham crime war comes to a conclusion as Whisper cuts off all loose ends, leaving the city's crime families scattered in a last-ditch attempt to undermine Batman's crusade in service of Ra's al Ghul. Plus a beginning to the back-up tale "The Jacobian."
Officer Down part 7, continued from NIGHTWING #53. The GCPD at last finds the person they're looking for, but time is against them, and not even Batman can bring the would-be killer to justice. As the clock ticks towards zero, several characters make life-changing decisions! Continued in BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #13.
'Bruce Wayne: Murderer?" part 1! Immediately following the shocking events of BATMAN: THE 10-CENT ADVENTURE, we learn that Bruce Wayne is wanted...for murder! Just how is this possible? And how is Batman going to get his alter ego out of this one? Please note: backup story advertised on cover is not currently included in this issue
'Bruce Wayne: Murderer?" part 8! Will Sasha Bordeaux sell Bruce Wayne out and claim he committed the murder he's being charged with? If it means her freedom from the hellacious jail she's found herself in, the answer may not be what you think! Please note: backup story advertised on cover is not currently included in this issue
Bruce Wayne: Fugitive" part 4! Ekin-Tzu, a freakish nightmare of a man, has returned to wreak havoc on the Lucky Hand triad. Only Batman stands in the way of a gangland bloodbath. Meanwhile, the GCPD grills Alfred in the daring escape of Bruce Wayne. Please note: backup story advertised on cover is not currently included in this issue
'Bruce Wayne: Fugitive" part 8! Another clue to Vesper Fairchild's murder is revealed as Batman comes into conflict with an agent of Checkmate. Both seek to bring down the Triad, but committing to a partnership will be tough for two men who operate in such secrecy. Plus, chapter 8 of "Josie Mac."
'Bruce Wayne: Fugitive" part 12! It's one thing to try and solve a murder--being cleared of the crime is a different matter. While Batman struggles to build a new life, the shadow of the GCPD looms large. Please note: backup story advertised on cover is not currently included in this issue
'Bruce Wayne: Fugitive" part 16! Sasha's been in jail for months, while Bruce Wayne has long since escaped. When a stranger arrives with a proposition--implicate Bruce and walk, or rot in prison till the day she dies--will Sasha finally give in? Please note: backup story advertised on cover is not currently included in this issue
A serial killer has scrawled an eerily familiar message on the statue of the city's most hallowed Golden Age hero...but to what demonic place will the trail lead? Only one light can illuminate the diabolical destination--that of the Green Lantern! "Made of Wood," part 1, guest-starring JSA's Golden Age Green Lantern Alan Scott! Please note: backup story advertised on cover is not currently included in this issue.
In "Made of Wood" part 2, Batman and Alan Scott team up to solve a decades-old mystery. Can they find a serial killer before he carves up the innocents of modern-day Gotham? Plus, part 1 of backup tale "The Dogcatcher," following the exploits of an unfortunate city worker who finds the Joker's lost dog.
The Randori Stone part 1! Two years ago, Eddie Hurst was sentenced to death for a trio of murders he didn't commit, but something's happened to Eddie Hurst. He's gotten stronger and wants revenge on everyone who had a role in sending him down the river! Plus, the conclusion to "The Dogcatcher!"