"Blind Justice, Part Two: Citizen Wayne": Bruce Wayne is being questioned by his lawyers. Some of the evidence against him covers his past. The first evidence triggers a flashback of Bruce's training with Chu Chin Li where he trained himself to resist pain as well as
Appearing in "Blind Justice, Part Two: Citizen Wayne"
- Batman (Flashback and main story)
- Mitchell Riordan
- Chu Chin Li (Flashback only) (First appearance)
- Henri Ducard (Flashback only) (First appearance)
- Dr Kenneth Harbinger (Behind the scenes)
- Theodore Lund (Dies)
- Tsunemoto (Flashback only) (First appearance)
- Legs (Cameo)
- Gotham City Police Department
Synopsis for "Blind Justice, Part Two: Citizen Wayne"
Bruce Wayne is being questioned by his lawyers. Some of the evidence against him covers his past. The first evidence triggers a flashback of Bruce's training with Chu Chin Li where he trained himself to resist pain as well as master martial arts.
Later in the Batcave, Bruce and Alfred are discussing how to prove Bruce's innocence. Alfred reminds Bruce that he has Dr Harbinger's project log but Bruce says that they need Theodore Lund to verify Harbinger's authorship.
At his apartment, Theodore Lund receives a letter from Dr Harbinger telling him to meet Harbinger at Halliday plaza. He then burns the letter. Lund goes to Halliday plaza where a hidden man asks him for change. Lund gives him the change and the hidden man thanks him and calls him "Theodore". Lund reacts to this and the hidden man lunges at him with a knife.
Alfred wakes Bruce up from a nightmare. Bruce goes to the kitchen where Jeannie and Roy try to give him some moral support.
Mitchell Riordan enters an underground lab where scientists are trying and failing to recreate the mind control prototype. However, they can't get it right without Harbinger's log.
Bruce Wayne is being questioned again. This time a flashback of his time under Tsunetomo's tutorage followed by a flashback of his time trailing Henri Ducard. He then finds out that Ducard has been offered complete immunity for his espionage record if he testifies against Bruce Wayne. On his way out, Bruce is confronted by Commissioner Gordon who offers to speak out on behalf of Bruce. Bruce, however, turns down Gordon's help. As Bruce leaves the building he is surrounded by a mob of pedestrians and reporters. Roy recognises a homeless man, T-Bone, who pulls out a sub-machine gun and shoots at Bruce and his lawyers. The lawyers are killed instantly and Bruce is immediately carted off to hospital to undergo intensive surgery.
Commissioner Gordon hears what happened on the news at the station. He then goes onto the police station rooftop and has an officer, Harvey, turn on the Bat-Signal. After a while, he tells Harvey to turn off the signal saying "I don't think he's coming".
Appearing in "Tribute: People of Note Pay Homage to Batman"
Synopsis for "Tribute: People of Note Pay Homage to Batman"
A series of pin-ups and messages from different people around the comic book industry regarding Batman's 50th Anniversary.
- This issue is the second part of the Batman: Blind Justice storyline, published as an anniversary special for Batman's 50 years.
- This issue is reprinted in Batman: Blind Justice and Batman: The Dark Knight Detective Vol. 3.
- As in the previous issue, the last part of the issue includes a "Tribute" special. It included various pin-ups and messages from people around the Batman history, different from the previous one. Another "Tribute" is included in the next issue as well.
- DC Comics has published two different and unrelated Elseworlds stories titled Citizen Wayne. The first was written by Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn with art by Joe Staton, published in 1994's Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Annual #4. The second is a collaboration between Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, published in 2000's Batman Chronicles #21. They are both clear references to the classic 1941 film Citizen Kane. Additionally, Part Two of "Blind Justice" by Sam Hamm, appearing in Detective Comics #599 has the same title.
- The title of the chapter is a reference to the famous movie Citizen Kane.
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