Brubaker, Castillo and Von Grawbadger continue the story of the Charlatan in Detective 778 (March 2003).
Jim Gordon is now lecturing at a university. Most of the students simply want to ask questions about Batman. One brings up Two-Face, and then pulls out a gun. Gordon defends himself, tearing the mask of his assailant, who runs off, leaving behind another double scarred coin.
Batman goes to see Two-Face, in solitary in Arkham. He asks him about the double scarred coin. Harvey is reluctant to answer, except that he is upset about the way Jim Gordon was dragged into it.
It was a scheme Harvey wanted nothing to do with, and refused to take part in. The Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Scarecrow, Killer Moth and Mad Hatter were all involved. But as he didn’t participate, he doesn’t know the whole story, and sends Batman to the Penguin.
The Penguin has already fled. Consulting with Oracle, Batman scours the city until she feeds him a report about the Penguin’s car having crashed.
Batman finds the Penguin hanging, and there is another coin in his hand. Is he alive or dead?
The story continues in the next issue.
And now, more Spore, by Gagne and Gagne. Hah! Broke my rule there and listed the artist first and the writer second!