- I've gone through times doubting the need for a -- sidekick. Now I see. The brightness of him. I need to see that light more. I need hope. I fear for Tim. Harvey. Selina. Dick. Alfred. And my city -- filled to capacity with every conceivable variety of maniac.
- — Batman
Appearing in "Face the ɘɔɒᖷ, Part 4 of 8"
- Joker (On a TV or computer screen)
- The KGBeast (Flashback only)
- Magpie (Flashback only)
- Orca (Flashback only)
- Ventriloquist (Deceased) (Flashback and main story)
Synopsis for "Face the ɘɔɒᖷ, Part 4 of 8"
While investigating the apartment of the murdered Ventriloquist, Batman, Robin, and Detective Harvey Bullock discover his dying words, scrawled in grease. The name of a street, Norvick Way. Batman and Robin uncover security camera footage that shows a meeting between The KGBeast, Magpie, The Ventriloquist, and Harvey Dent. A closer look reveals a fifth figure, Orca, the only one of the group besides Dent not to be murdered. Bullock tells Batman that all four criminals were hired by The Penguin. Later the murder weapon is uncovered, with Harvey Dents prints on it. While Robin stops a jewel heist by The Killer Moth, Batman confronts Dent. Dent is outraged by the accusation, and activates a hidden explosive that blows up his penthouse.
- This issue received a second printing on June 1st, 2006, with a red cast to the art.
- This issue is collected in the Batman: Face the Face collected edition.
- The Face the Face storyline is a crossover between Batman and Detective Comics, continued from Detective Comics #818 and continuing into Detective Comics #819.
- This issue explicitly reveals that Bullock was allowed back on the force when he discovered Michael Akins was dirty and uncovered a massive scandal.
- Discuss Batman Vol 1 652 on the forums
- Cover gallery for the Batman series
- Images from Batman Vol 1 652
- 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)
Links and References
The events from this issue take place one year after the events of the 2006 limited series Infinite Crisis. This template will categorize articles that include it into Category: 1 Year Later Crossover.