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DC Relaunch Batman:

Between Owls and the Joker (2012)

This material occurs between “Night of the Owls” and “Death of the Family.”

Batman Vol. 2 #12
published by DC Comics

Not in Sequence: Detective Comics

Detective Comics Vol. 2 #10
published by DC Comics
Detective Comics Vol. 2 #11
published by DC Comics
Detective Comics Vol. 2 #12
published by DC Comics

Note in Sequence: Batman, Inc.

Batman, Inc. Vol. 2 #4
a reference in Red Hood and the Outlaws #17 places this before “Death in the Family”; published by DC Comics; cover-dated Dec 2012

Not in Sequence: Batgirl

Batgirl Vol. 4 #13

“A Blade of Memory” -- 20 pages

  • written by Gail Simone; art by Ed Benes
  • Batgirl defeats Knightfall, who escapes
  • Batwoman briefly appears
  • although labelled a “Death in the Family” prelude issue, the only connection is that the Joker’s goons attack Barbara Gordon’s mother near the end of the story on a single page (which ought to be read later with the “Death in the Family” material)

die-cut cover by Greg Capullo; published by DC Comics; $2.99; cover-dated Dec 2012; published 10 Oct 2012

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