Batman in Comics Roundup - May 2013
Author: Matt Grazel
June 7, 2013

BATWING #20
Luke Fox, the new Batwing, is able to defeat terrorists who were working for Lion-Mane. Lion-Mane is able to defeat Batwing in their initial battle.

DETECTIVE COMICS #20
Due to using the Man-Bat serum along with Poison Ivyís chemicals and venom, Ogilvy is able to defeat Batman in an encounter. The Penguin aids Batman in getting free from the trap he is in and Batman is able to defeat Ogilvy.

BATGIRL #20
Batgirl encounters Shauna, the ventriloquist. Commissioner Gordon is told his sonís body cannot be found.

BATMAN #20
Batman has an encounter with Clayface and defeats him. Bruce tells Alfred he will not lose himself while he continues to endure the loss of Damian.

BATMAN AND ROBIN (RED HOOD) #20
Bruce asks Jason to go with him to Ethiopia to confront men who responded to a bounty that was put upon Damian. Jason and Bruce fight due to Bruce taking him to the alley where he was killed.

BATWOMAN #20
Bones tells Kate that the DEO can cure her sister, Beth, if Kate finds out Batmanís identity. Kate also wants the DEO to get rid of the evidence they have on her father and to never work for the DEO again. Maggie and Kateís family are aware of everything that has transpired.

BIRDS OF PREY #20
The Birds battle Starling and Mr. Freeze. Strix is freed and Calvin Rose, another Talon, appears at the end of the issue.

CATWOMAN #20
Catwoman has stolen from the Penguin and she opposes him and Escalate.

NIGHTWING #20
Nightwing encounters the Prankster who is able to trap Nightwing inside a glass case.

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #20
Roy and Kori become frustrated with Síaru because he erased Jasonís memories. Green Arrow appears at the end of the issue to prevent Roy from being killed.

BATMAN INCORPORATED #11
The Batman of Japan, Jiro, and Canary battle a gang of women bikers who are associated with Leviathan. Jiro and Canary are able to defeat the biker gang

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #20
Bruce tells Alfred that he is going to reflect on his life given that he cares for Natalya. The Mad Hatter abducts Natalya and wants to know Batmanís identity. After she refuses to tell him, Natalya is thrown out of a helicopter and lands on the Bat-Signal.an.

LOOKING AHEAD
Batwing will continue his feud with Lion-Mane in Batwing #21.

Detective Comics #21 will feature the return of Harper Row.

"Batman: Zero Year" begins in Batman #21.

Batgirl will appear in Batman And Robin (Batgirl) #21.

Batgirl continues her battle with the ventriloquist in Batgirl #21.

A cult is revealed to have a connection to Batwoman in Batwoman #21.

Calvin Rose will appear in Birds Of Prey #21.

The feud between Catwoman and the Penguin will continue in Catwoman #21.

Nightwing asks the Prankster for help in order to find someone from his past in Nightwing #21.

Jason canít remember what he did to cause the bounty on his allies in Red Hood And The Outlaws #21.

Batman continues his battle against Leviathan in Batman Incorporated #12.

The conclusion of the story arc involving Batman and the Mad Hatter will occur in Batman: The Dark Knight #21. - Matt Grazel

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