Brubaker, Zircher and Sowd continue their three-parter, which brings together Batman and Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, in Detective 785 (Oct. 03).
As usual, Batman prefers to work on the case on his own, even after consulting with Green Lantern. But, as usual again, the other hero refuses to step aside.
Jim Gordon also continues to pursue the case his way, looking back over the files on the original murders.
Batman and Green Lantern do not get too far with their investigation in this issue, but Alan is reminded of how difficult it is to keep some sort of order in Gotham.
Gordon has more success, and deduces the identity of the original killer. He goes to seek out the son, and finds him. But he has little time to take pride in his achievements before being knocked out and dragged away.
The story concludes next issue.
Rick Spears and Rob G begin an entertaining back-up story, which will run for five chapters, the Dog Catcher.
The main character has that occupation, and is quite content with his life as it’s going.
Until he finds a stray dog, with a tag that claims he is the possession of the Joker.
The story continues next issue.