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"Black Mass": In 1765 Thomas Wayne and his companions summon Barbatos, and when the summoning apparently goes wrong, all flee except Wayne and the sacrifice, Dominique, who listens as the future Doctor Hurt makes a deal with the demon. In the present, the original Batman confronts Hurt. Hurt ord

Quote1 There you are. It's all mine now, the way it was always meant to be in my head. Your history, your home, your city. Everything that was yours is mine to ruin. Quote2
Doctor Hurt

Batman and Robin #16 is an issue of the series Batman and Robin (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 2011. It was published on November 3, 2010.

Synopsis for "Black Mass"

In 1765 Thomas Wayne and his companions summon Barbatos, and when the summoning apparently goes wrong, all flee except Wayne and the sacrifice, Dominique, who listens as the future Doctor Hurt makes a deal with the demon. In the present, the original Batman confronts Hurt. Hurt orders the 99 Fiends to maim them while Dick quips about Bruce's dramatic return and Bruce asks if that is Damian in the Robin costume. The Batmen and Robin fight the 99 Fiends. Bruce orders Robin to get Dick medical treatment while he handles Hurt.

Bruce chases Hurt down into the Batcave to save Alfred, but instead he is captured. He quickly escapes the prison he built and slams Hurt's head into a glass trophy case. He tries to appeal to Hurt, but Hurt escapes through the water and while following him Bruce finds the drowning Alfred and stops to save him. Hurt follows a trail of dominoes to the Joker, and he slips on the banana peel the Joker previously dropped. The Joker drags Hurt away and buries him alive.

Before seeking treatment, Dick and Robin go after Professor Pyg, who tries to set his Dollotrons on them, but Batman twists his words to make the Dollotrons attack him for drugs instead. Gordon returns to police headquarters where he announces Batman is on his way to his intensive care and it is time for the GCPD to retake Gotham.

Bruce radios Robin, who has found the nuclear device the Joker left in the Bat-Bunker and disarms it. The Joker walks away from Doctor Hurt's grave and right into the original Batman's fist. After three days the quarantine on Gotham is lifted, and Dick has recovered from surgery, though he will require two months off duty. Damian asks Bruce what will become of Batman and Robin now that he is back.

Bruce Wayne holds a press conference to announce he has been funding Batman for years and they are expanding. Batman Incorporated is the beginning of a new era in the fight against crime.

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