Batman Vol. 2 #15


“Death of the Family: But Here’s the Kicker” -- 21 pages

  • written by Scott Snyder
  • pencils by Greg Capullo
  • inks by Jonathan Glapion
  • continues directly from Batman Vol. 2 #14
  • the police intervene at the Reservoir, engaging the Joker’s men, and the Joker infects Batman with a new toxin
  • sometime later, Batman revives with Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Damian Wayne, and Barbara Gordon around him, and they all talk about whether the Joker knows their identities
  • Nightwing mentions that the Joker freed Raya from prison (placing this after Nightwing Vol. 3 #14), and Barbara mentions the Joker captured her mother (placing that sequence after the beginning of Batgirl Vol. 4 #14)
  • Batman reveals that the Joker may have gotten into the Batcave, but he rejects this possibility, despite it being supported by the Joker’s recent actions which suggest he knows their identities
  • Batman traces a cellphone call to a guard at Arkham Asylum and learns that the Joker has been running the asylum for almost a year
  • in the end, Batman enters Arkham Asylum to confront the Joker, narrating that he saw love in the Joker’s eyes at the Reservoir

“Red Light, Green Light” -- 7 pages

  • written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV
  • art by Jock
  • the Joker talks to — and frees — the Riddler in Arkham Asylum, then shows the Riddler his plans

published 12 Dec 2012

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