Batman in Comics Roundup - December 2012
Author: Matt Grazel
January 6, 2013
Batwing battles Father Lost and Matu Ba needs to send an electrical charge to Batwing to break him from being under the influence of Father Lost. Batwing is able to rescue a wounded Dawn and takes her to the hospital. Batwing and Matu Ba break Father Lost’s command of his followers.
DETECTIVE COMICS #15
The Penguin needs to go to Arkham due to the Joker. Batman shows Clayface how Poison Ivy manipulated him into marrying her. Ogilvy reveals to Poison Ivy that he plans to take over Penguin’s operation and wants to be called Emperor Penguin.
While in Arkham some time ago, the Joker tells Doctor Yi about his journal including the exact plans for his wedding should he marry someday. The Joker puts James Gordon Jr. in a position in which he decides to no longer aid him and chooses to help his sister. After a physical confrontation with him, the Joker leads Batgirl into a trap.
The Joker causes the Bat-Family to confront Bruce because they are suspicious the Joker knows who they are despite Bruce telling them the Joker does not know their identities. What the Joker has done is cause doubt among the members of the Bat-Family in their leader, Bruce. In the backup story in Arkham, the Joker recruits the Riddler.
BATMAN AND ROBIN #15
Damian believes he was the only person who took his father’s side in comparison to the rest of the members of the Bat-Family. The Joker leads Robin into a trap at the Gotham Zoo. The Joker tells Robin the accountability Batman has for him prevents the Dark Knight from being at his best, which the Joker enjoys.
Maggie is overwhelmed with trying to find the missing children and is confronted with parents who are not happy with the police in Gotham City and want to take the law into their own hands. Batwoman and Wonder Woman return to Gotham City.
BIRDS OF PREY #15
Garasuki, the boss of the Dagger Clan, tells Katana he plans to blame the ignition of the bomb on her. Katana destroys the bomb with her sword and stays in Japan to prevent the Dagger Clan from initiating future attacks. Batgirl introduces a new member to the team to Black Canary and Starling.
Selina goes undercover at ARGUS to steal a black diamond. Once Selina changes into her attire as Catwoman, a scientist aids her in her quest to capture the diamond in which she is successful in doing so.
Dick is unable to prevent the murder of Jimmy the Clown by the Joker. Raya is under the influence of the Joker’s toxin and Nightwing is unable to save her from dying just as she apologizes for what she attempted to do to him several years ago. On Raya’s body, Nightwing sees that the Joker has written that he is planning something horrific at Haly’s Circus.
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #15
The Joker leads the Red Hood on a chase throughout the issue while explaining the significance of his history with Jason. Jason falls through a trapped door and finds an unconscious Tim Drake. Roy and Kori arrive in Gotham to attempt to help Jason and are met by the Teen Titans.
Due to the Joker, Batman will cut a deal with the Penguin in Detective Comics #16.
In Batgirl #16, the wedding for Barbara Gordon and the Joker will occur.
Batman and the Joker will come into conflict in Arkham Asylum in Batman #16.
Damian may have met his match in the Joker as the portion of the “Death Of The Family” story arc will continue in Batman And Robin #16.
Batwoman and Wonder Woman return and will attempt to rescue the missing children and help save the city in Batwoman #16.
The new member of the Birds of Prey, Strix, a former member of the Court of Owls, will be apart of the team in Birds Of Prey #16.
In Catwoman #16, Catwoman becomes possessed and needs to fight against the power of Eclipso.
Nightwing will need to save Haly’s Circus from the Joker in Nightwing #16.
Jason and Tim will team up against the Joker and attempt to prevent Roy, Kori and the Teen Titans from fighting one another in Red Hood And The Outlaws#16. - Matt Grazel