Lapham, Bachs and Massengil move City of Crime towards its ending in Detective 812 (Dec. 05).
In his longshoreman identity, Batman was living with a work buddy, who beat on his wife. By this issue, he has managed to convince the woman to leave her husband, and gives him a sock for her.
Robin, now with Jim Gordon helping, watches over the unconscious Arnold Wesker as the mudpeople – who are called The Body – take over the hospital. They keep Scarface near the Ventriloquist, which is really nice of them.
The story continues in the next issue.