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Andersen Gabrych begins his run with Detective 790 (March 2004), with art by Pete Woods and Cam Smith.

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The story deals with people overdosing on the drug GBH, as Batman tracks down the dealers and suppliers.  They try to defend themselves by saying that they did not force anyone to take drugs, the people chose it on their own.

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Batgirl joins Batman on his hunt, fearing that he is being too rough, that something else is bothering him.  She guesses that it has to do with his recent troubles with Stephanie Brown, and trying to keep her out of his world.  Cassandra argues that no one has forced Stephanie, she chose it on her own.

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The story ends as Bruce takes Cassandra with him to Jason Todd’s grave.  Today would have been his eighteenth birthday.  No one forced him to become Robin, he chose it on his own.  But that makes him no less of a victim, just like those who overdosed.  And Batman wants to keep Stephanie out of it, so that she can grow up and enjoy her life, which none of the Bat-family will ever be able to do.

Some really nice layers in this one.

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The Tailor accompanies Batman, in order to save his daughter, in this chapter by Lieberman, Dzialowski and Green.

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No hero himself, the Tailor shuts down the man’s armor, and then shoots him.  Batman once again asks him about the armor, and once again he denies making it, but the final panel shows him with a old team, including the man he just killed.

The story continues next issue.

 

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