"Bruce Wayne - Two: A Day in the Death of an English Village": Bruce Wayne is on his way to Monkleigh Hall to meet Benedict Asp, the last and only connection to Shondra Kinsolving's whereabouts. While
- Life was harder then--but there was a sense of belonging that's been lost in modern times. Everyone knew who he was, what his place was in the scheme of things.
Appearing in "Bruce Wayne - Two: A Day in the Death of an English Village"
- Benedict Asp
- Colonel Vega
Synopsis for "Bruce Wayne - Two: A Day in the Death of an English Village"
Bruce Wayne is on his way to Monkleigh Hall to meet Benedict Asp, the last and only connection to Shondra Kinsolving's whereabouts. While Alfred drives him to the place, Bruce disguises himself as an English aristocrat by the name of Sir Hemingford Gray to avoid recognition. On their way, they witness a fox-hunting chase that is disrupted by some "hunt saboteurs"; and as things get raw between the hunters and the saboteurs, Bruce interferes and put an end to the discussion. One of the saboteurs was unmasked by Bruce and identified himself as George Cross. Just as he was leaving he glanced towards Alfred with suspicion. Bruce recognized the way Cross moved and deduced he was actually Hood, the British vigilante. Hoping that Hood didn't recognized Alfred or that he have not read the file on Asp, they continue on their way to Monkleigh Hall.
At that moment, Shondra was performing the same healing act over and over until Asp decided to let her rest, and locked her away with Jack Drake. Bruce arrives at Monkleigh and introduces himself to Asp as Sir Hemingford Gray, previous owner of Monkleigh and request for admittance at the night's Ball. While doing so, he places a bug transmitter in Asp's living room. With a formal invitaion to the Ball, Bruce leaves the place to further listen Asp's activities from distance.
Meanwhile inside Monkleigh, in the secret dungeons, Colonel Vega developed an electronic helmet that helps Asp to channel his telekinetic powers to a target and reverse the healing effects in order to kill the target. At the same time Alfred contacted Tim Drake back in Gotham City and learned the latest news of the city and its new Batman.
Some time after, secret service's agents arrived at Monkleigh Hall to tell Asp that his file was stolen and to demand a demonstration of the experiments Asp has been working on with the secret service's money. This was monitored closely by Bruce with the transmitter and by Hood with some binoculars, giving away that he have read the file he stole before he delivered it.
At the time of the Ball, Bruce arrives and starts looking for the secret entrance but with no luck. Asp was at the dungeon giving the demonstration he was requested. He and Shondra performed the healing act once more but this time Asp was using the helmet designed by Vega and focused his mind towards the nearest village, killing everyone immediatly. After finishing the demonstration he takes Shondra outside for a walk. Bruce saw the woman he loved and went to talk to her but as he was disguised or she didn't wanted to put in jeopardy Jack Drake's life; she denied to know the man and asked to be left alone.
- This issue is part of the "Knightquest: The Search" crossover.
- Despite being part of Knightquest, it wasn't included in the Batman: Knightfall Volume Two: Knightquest collection.
- This issue is reprinted in Batman: Shadow of the Bat Volume 2.
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|Knightfall Saga Crossover|
This comic issue is a part of the massive Knightfall crossover event. Knightfall consisted of three parts, Knightfall, Knightquest, and KnightsEnd. The trilogy involved Batman's back being broken by Bane, the debut and subsequent descent into madness of Bruce Wayne's successor Batman Jean-Paul Valley, and Bruce Wayne's recovery and reclamation of his former title, combatting Valley himself. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Knightfall Crossover" category.