"Dead Reckoning, Part One": Eight days after parole, petty criminal Leonard Weinstein is found dead in Gotham's East End, his corpse wearing a Killer Moth costume. Eyewitness testimony from a man named Charlie Tann confirms the death was murder, while further testimony from Weinstein's girlfrien


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Det. Crispus Allen

Detective Comics #777 is an issue of the series Detective Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 2003. It was published on December 4, 2002.

Synopsis for "Dead Reckoning, Part One"

Eight days after parole, petty criminal Leonard Weinstein is found dead in Gotham's East End, his corpse wearing a Killer Moth costume. Eyewitness testimony from a man named Charlie Tann confirms the death was murder, while further testimony from Weinstein's girlfriend confirms the motives: Weinstein had meant to take a "big-league" contract with the costume, only to be killed by someone with a grudge against the original Killer Moth.

However, the case is complicated by its most prominent piece of evidence: a coin found near the scene, marred on both sides in an apparent reference to Two-Face. Batman soon deems the coin an impostor's work (the real Two-Face having been in custody for months), but interrogation of Weinstein's former associates reveals yet another twist: Weinstein's potential contractor had been Tann himself. By the time Batman returns to Tann's home, Tann is gone; too late, Batman realizes the "name" was only a play on the term charlatan.

Meanwhile, the Penguin and the Riddler raise their own concerns over Weinstein's murder - especially when another double-marred coin is delivered to the Iceberg Lounge.

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  • Leonard Weinstein (Only appearance; dies)
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Synopsis for "Spore, Part Two"

After his infection, Batman immediately quarantines himself inside the Batcave and begins developing a cure - specifically, a microscopic droid dubbed the Nanobat. Once perfected, the Nanobat is immediately injected into its creator's bloodstream - right as the mutation begins intensifying.

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  • According to the Riddler, the Gotham Gazette's crossword-puzzle writer serves as his informant.



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