Andersen Gabrych and Pete Woods return, with Javier Bergantino on inks, for War Crimes, a four part sequel to War Games, beginning in Detective 809 (Early Oct. 05), and continuing though the following issue, and the two issues of Batman the same month.
The question of blame for the events in War Games is central to this storyline. Batman takes down the head of the Vosovs, but even she blames Batman for the revived warring.
Bruce Wayne is sent the tape of a tv show, in which a heavily scarred survivor, Aaron Black, is interviewed, and talks about the torture and death of Stephanie Brown at the hands of Black Mask. He reveals her identity as Spoiler, and as Robin as well.
Batman goes to see Leslie Thompkins, only to find that she has left Gotham completely. And Stephanie’s medical records have been stolen as well.
Batman runs into Aaron Black, and has the guts to stand up to him and defend his position, but gets a bit more scared when the Joker shows up.
The story continues in the next issue of Batman.
Gabrych also scripts the Croc story, with Castillo and Ramos on the art.
As dangerous and threatening as he is, Croc still maintains enough sanity to not eat the doctor, who he is relying on to cure him from the virus Hush injected him with.
The last page of the story makes one wonder about the doctor’s motives, but that’s just for the cliff-hanger. She stays true to her oath.
The story concludes in the next issue.