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"From the Inside-Out": Another day passes and Sasha Bordeaux is taken to the interrogation room once again, where the D.A. offers her a chance to tell the truth and free herself by blaming Bruce Wayne for the murder of [[Vesper Fairchild

Quote1.png I take my time, because I can... because they have no idea what they've walked into. They think Bruce Wayne should be on his knees... begging for mercy. On his knees in an alley... on his knees on his parents' blood... always weak. But right now, for these short sharp moments in this dark cell... there is no Bruce Wayne. Quote2.png
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Batman #599 is an issue of the series Batman (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 2002. It was published on January 30, 2002.

Synopsis for "From the Inside-Out"

Another day passes and Sasha Bordeaux is taken to the interrogation room once again, where the D.A. offers her a chance to tell the truth and free herself by blaming Bruce Wayne for the murder of Vesper Fairchild. Sasha refuses once again, despite the fact that this is the last chance she is given to confess.

Meanwhile, in the men's holding cells of Blackgate Penitentiary, Bruce feels pathetically useless as the Bat-Signal beacons in the night sky of Gotham City and yet he can't answer the summoning and there's also the fact that he has to play dumb innocent among every kind of criminals in Blackgate, which makes him an easy target for many of them.

During breakfast, Bruce is approached by three men belonging to the Aryan group and "offered" Bruce protection in exchange of money, but Bruce refused, which in turn made them angry and they attacked Bruce. Keeping up with Bruce Wayne's appearance, Bruce allows them to hit him until the guards appear. That night on his cell, Bruce has to listen to the constant bullying and mean words towards him and his family.

The next day, the inmates are watching the TV and the news are all about Bruce Wayne's trouble mind as a result of his traumatic past experience as he watched his parents get murdered in front of him at the age of nine and how that event turned him into a disturbed man that he might also be a killer. Bruce loses his patience by the second and he starts looking more grim and somber towards the criminals threatening him; much more like his alter ego. That night, Bruce decides that it is time to act.

The next day, Bruce is visited by Alfred and they start talking about regular stuff as there is a guard really close to them, preventing them from speaking important matters. Bruce starts tapping the table really hard and Alfred finally notices that Bruce has been sending him a message in Morse code this whole time. Alfred understands the message and gets on his way to do whatever was that Bruce told him.

That night, the three men from the Aryan group payed one of the guards to open their cells and Bruce's one. They sneak into Bruce's cell with the intention of beating Bruce and use him as their personal toy. However, as soon as they notice that there are no lights on Bruce's cell, they know something's wrong but it's too late. Bruce grabs the three of them and destroys them. Bruce is so enraged that he trashes his cell with their bodies and by the time the guards appear, all three of them were barely alive and Bruce is subdued by many of the Blackgate guards.

The next day, the news about Bruce Wayne going berserk and sending three men to the infirmary on Blackgate has reached the front page of the Gotham Gazette, which is only bad news for Sasha Bordeaux.

Appearing in "From the Inside-Out"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • The Aryans

Other Characters:

  • Maggie Sawyer (On a TV or computer screen)
  • Thomas Wayne (On a TV or computer screen)(Appears only as a corpse)
  • Professor Tamara Lightenberg (Single appearance)
  • Greg McGrader (Single appearance)
  • Delila Wagner (First appearance)(On a TV or computer screen)





  • There is a reference and a bust of the infamous neurologist Sigmond Freud.

See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

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Bruce Wayne: Fugitive Crossover
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This comic issue is a part of the Bruce Wayne: Murderer? and Bruce Wayne: Fugitive story that went through every Batman Family title in 2002. Bruce Wayne was framed for the murder of his love interest Vesper Fairchild and forced to go on the run from the law so he could prove his innocence. This adventure almost completely compromised his identity from the inside.