"Batman Universe, Part 9": While dying, Bruce states that he hates that he will die in the same alley his parents were killed and he doesn't feel like what he expected he would. He however realizes Alfred can't hear him as his earpiece fell out of his ear after he was blasted with the laser gun.
Batman Giant #11 is an issue of the series Batman Giant (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 2019. It was published on May 18, 2019.
- 1 Synopsis for "Batman Universe, Part 9"
- 2 Appearing in "Batman Universe, Part 9"
- 3 Synopsis for "Hush, Chapter Eleven: The Game"
- 4 Appearing in "Hush, Chapter Eleven: The Game"
- 5 Synopsis for "Tomorrow Can't Wait"
- 6 Appearing in "Tomorrow Can't Wait"
- 7 Synopsis for "An End to Dreams"
- 8 Appearing in "An End to Dreams"
- 9 See Also
- 10 Recommended Reading
- 11 Links and References
Synopsis for "Batman Universe, Part 9"
While dying, Bruce states that he hates that he will die in the same alley his parents were killed and he doesn't feel like what he expected he would. He however realizes Alfred can't hear him as his earpiece fell out of his ear after he was blasted with the laser gun. Looking at the hole in his chest, Bruce states that he loves and admires Alfred. Meanwhile, Vandal Savage asks his cronies if they have heard anything about the Green Lanterns and especially Hal Jordan, receiving a negative response, after which he tells them to get his boat ready and states he'll choose the coordinates himself to keep the Fabergé egg away from people.
Alfred arrives in the Batmobile, but suddenly witnesses Bruce being healed from his fatal wound and figures that it's due to the egg the Riddler stole. Back at the Batcave, Bruce hears a message left by Hal to let the Justice League know in case he's back in present time safe and sound, which he does. Bruce tells Alfred that his medical scan shows he has no injury, but Alfred worries he might have been infected by al alien microorganism. Nightwing overhears them talking about the egg as he arrives at the Batcave and states he came to Gotham City to keep it safe, since Bruce went missing.
Bruce shows him what saved him from dying and tells him to come along to track it. The two travel out to the ocean in the Bat-Copter and learn Savage is taking the egg away from civilization in a submarine. After landing, they fight Savage's Black Order ninjas and infiltrate the submarine, but eventually get knocked away by the egg in the hands of Vandal Savage, who promises to grant Bruce the wish of choosing the way he dies.
Appearing in "Batman Universe, Part 9"
- Vandal Savage
- Black Order
- Doctor Fate (Mentioned only)
- Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) (Voice only)
- Green Lantern Corps (Mentioned only)
- Justice League (Mentioned only)
- League of Assassins (Mentioned only)
- Martian Manhunter (Mentioned only)
- The Riddler (Mentioned only)
- Superman (Mentioned only)
- American Old West (Mentioned only)
- Coast City (Mentioned only)
- Hall of Justice (Mentioned only)
- Gotham City
Synopsis for "Hush, Chapter Eleven: The Game"
This story is reprinted from Batman #618.
Jason Todd is ready to slit Robin's throat, and accuses him of being a "pretender" to the role. Catwoman arrives and dives down on top of him, freeing Robin from Jason's grip. With the Boy Wonder out of danger, Batman takes the opportunity to engage Jason directly. Batman stabs him in the leg with a Batarang, then delivers a crushing punch to the solar plexus. The two continue to trade blows, until Jason takes to higher ground. Jason confesses to cutting the batline, which caused the Dark Knight to plummet nearly to his death in Crime Alley. Batman begins to suspect that this may not actually be Jason Todd. After several more minutes of intense fighting, Batman wins out over him. Jason's features dissolve into a river of clay that slips through Batman's fingers. Jason was actually Clayface in disguise.
More frustrated than ever, Batman goes to Oracle's Clock Tower in the hopes of finally solving the mysteries that had been plaguing him of late. Oracle shows him the electronic relay device that Batman had discovered in the cave. This device was used to learn all of Batman's secrets, including his relationship with Catwoman. Batman learns that the person responsible for installing the device was his old friend and technician, Harold Allnut.
Few days later, Batman drives out to the Gotham City Bridge where he secretly meets with Harold. He is now standing upright and can speak. He confesses to planting the monitoring device, and explains that the man who hired him healed his physical deformities and even enabled him to speak. Harold is remorseful for betraying Bruce, and apologizes. Just as he is ready to reveal the name of the man who hired him, a shot rings out and Harold falls over, dead. Batman spins around to find Hush standing before him.
Appearing in "Hush, Chapter Eleven: The Game"
- Batman (Flashback and main story)
- Harold Allnut (Dies)
- Batmobile (Flashback and main story)
Synopsis for "Tomorrow Can't Wait"
This story is reprinted from Nightwing (Volume 3) #11.
The organization known as the Republic of Tomorrow has become convinced that Nightwing is responsible for the deaths of two of their members-the Strayhorn brothers. This is the same murder for which Nightwing was framed using one of his escrima sticks, and for which Detective Travis Nie has been hunting him. Led by a masked man called Paragon, the Republic attacks Nightwing, despite his claims that he is not who they think he is; that he is actually after whoever killed the Strayhorns as well.
In a moment of desperation, Nightwing attaches a sonic device to the inside clock-face of the Gotham Clock Tower. The screeching noise from it sends the Republic into disarray, and covering his own ears, Nightwing tries to get to Paragon. However, Paragon uses his own weaponry to send the clock-face and the device crumbling out of their foundations and down toward the street below. Rather than allow any civilian casualties, Nightwing leaps out the hole after it, attaching explosives to the debris in the hopes that it will explode harmlessly before it can crush anybody below. his plan proves a success, but when he returns to the clock tower, he finds it empty.
Nightwing decides to pay a visit to Detective Nie, who legitimately believes that the vigilante was the killer, despite Nightwing's own belief that he is being framed. As he argues with Nie, Nightwing uses his visor's computer to lock onto Nie's phone's GPS system for tracking.
Meanwhile, the remains of the Republic of Tomorrow aren't satisfied with how their encounter with Nightwing went. Paragon regards his mutinous acolytes with disgust, and realizing that they can be of no use to him anymore, he kills them all.
The next morning, Dick wakes up to the sound of knocking at the door. Sonia Branch, the daughter of Tony Zucco and a business woman, has come to discuss his bid for partnership in rebuilding Gotham's Amusement Mile. Unfortunately, the board has rejected his request for a loan, given the fact that his last show with Haly's Circus literally went up in flames, and nearly killed numerous spectators. Dick reacts angrily, but Sonia admits that she voted yes. It was the board who out-voted her because of the risk he posed. Offended by some of the aspersions that Dick cast in anger, Sonia leaves his apartment, slamming the door behind her.
Disappointed, Dick decides to use the Batcave's computers to search for info on the Strayhorns and the Republic of Tomorrow. Robin interrupts, hearing Dick's story of how he has been framed, and comments that it is impressive enough that he didn't simply run away with his circus when he found out that he was supposed to become a Talon for the Court of Owls. Dick responds that he has no intention to run, and Damian admits that that was an important statement to make.
Meanwhile, at Gotham City Police Headquarters, Deputy Mayor Kavanaugh calls a meeting with Detective Nie and Commissioner Gordon. The Commissioner states that he has placed Detective Alvarez on the Nightwing case instead of Nie. Kavanaugh warns that a lawsuit would fail, because of the Mayor's office's support. Nie exclaims that he is not framing Nightwing, and so Kavanaugh asks why Nie seems to be so obsessed with the case.
Finally, Nie admits that he was in a homosexual relationship with one of the two patrolmen who were murdered by Saiko, and he blames Nightwing for what happened to him.
Dick realizes something important about his case. The picture he took from the tattoo shop was taken two days before the Strayhorn brothers were murdered - but their tattoos had already been removed. Every other picture of them features the tattoos. Dick realizes that Travis Nie isn't framing him after all. Now he knows who the Strayhorn brothers were, and what got them killed.
At Detective Nie's apartment, he sadly sits alone in his darkened room, looking at a photo of his lost lover. Suddenly, he is attacked by Paragon.
Appearing in "Tomorrow Can't Wait"
- Sonia Branch
- Deputy Mayor Kavanaugh
- Gotham City Police Department
Synopsis for "An End to Dreams"
This story is reprinted from Batgirl (Volume 4) #4.
Barbara Gordon's dreams are full of guilt and symbolism. She blames herself for recovering from the injury that kept her trapped in a wheel chair until nearly a year ago. She wonders why she was allowed a miracle when so many others don't. The dream is recurring, and Barbara wakes up in a sweat.
Wandering out of her room, she finds her roommate Alysia sitting near their Christmas tree, having just got off of her late shift at work. Barbara sits down beside her, and the two of them discuss Christmas. Barbara awkwardly describes her best Christmas gift, how her mother walked out when she was twelve, and a year ago that night, her father gave her news of a South African clinic which might be able to help her. Alysia correctly deduces that the wheelchair ramp in Barbara's van was for her. Barbara feels uncomfortable talking about something so personal to her, and hurriedly makes excuses to leave. She's so flustered that she forgets to put on shoes.
To get away from all of the questions, Barbara goes out as Batgirl. She happens upon a gang of thugs holding up an affluent couple. The thugs are using an app for their smartphones which shows them where the Batman is at any given time based on reports, to be sure that he won't interrupt their crimes. Which means that they are not expecting it when Batgirl appears.
Thinking about her case, Barbara is glad that her eidetic memory has allowed her to remember all of the names on the list that she stole from the Mirror, before he stole it back. Naturally, that memory has other uses, like making it easy to take out predictable thugs with inadequate weaponry. Quickly, she disposes of the thugs with surgical precision. The couple are grateful, hugging her to them, glad to be able to see their children again.
The mention of children gives Barbara an idea. Knowing that Mirror feels a responsibility to his murdered wife and daughters, she leaves a note for him at the Hollows Cemetery. The note condemns him for murdering when his own family was murdered, claiming that his feeling that miracles should not happen is no justification for murder. She invites him to Sprang Park for a showdown, after revealing that she has already given the GCPD all of the names on his list, as well as his modus operandi.
At Sprang Park, Batgirl lures the Mirror into the Hall of Mirrors. In the ensuing fight, Barbara realizes that she is outmatched, but still manages to land a powerful kick to his face that smashes the mirrored mask which covers his face. Using the distraction, she activates a projector, which causes the image of Jonathan Mills' family's destroyed car to appear on every mirrored surface in the room, including Mills' own armour. The image shakes him, and he collapses, allowing Batgirl to land a heavy punch which sends him into unconsciousness. Standing over him, she states that sometimes, extraordinary things happen to the worst people, and the best people do suffer. Sometimes, people get their miracles whether they deserve them or not. As she says this, she begins to come to terms with her own survivor's guilt.
Later that night, Barbara and Alysia exchange gifts, and grow closer. When Alysia asks about Barbara's family, she responds that she is used to simple holidays with just her father and brother. Suddenly, the doorbell rings, and Barbara is surprised to find a woman who bears a strong resemblance to her standing there. The woman introduces herself as Barbara's mother.
Appearing in "An End to Dreams"
- Barbara Eileen Gordon
- Eddie (Single appearance)
- James Gordon (Mentioned only)
- James Gordon, Jr. (Mentioned only)
- Hugo Strange (Mentioned only)
- Gotham City
- The Hollows Cemetery
- Sprang Park
- Batman Recommended Reading
- Batman (Volume 1)
- Batman (Volume 2)
- Batman (Volume 3)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 1)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 2)
- Batman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Batman: Gotham Knights (Volume 1)
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: Shadow of the Bat (Volume 1)
- Batman: Streets of Gotham (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 2)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 2)
- The Brave and the Bold (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 2)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
- Nightwing Recommended Reading
- Batgirl Recommended Reading
Links and References
- See the trivia section for Batman #616 for clarification of Jason's role in this story.