Sasha Bordeaux becomes a costumed crime-fighter in Detective 762 (Nov. 01), whether she wants to or not, in a story by Greg Rucka, Rick Burchett, Dan Davis and Rodney Ramos.
As the Internal Affairs investigator takes Renee Montoya around, showing her the evidence and the witnesses, Bruce continues to play the fool, even with Vesper Fairchild.
But he is all business when it comes to Sasha. She does not want to wear a costume and mask, but he insists. It would detract from his persona to have her dressed normally, and add to the risk of exposure. She is also tentative about his retracting line, but he gives her no choice, shoving her off the roof. Hang on or die.
The training night is interrupted when Batman spots some actual criminals. He orders Sasha to stay behind. And like every single other person Batman has trained, she disobeys and dives into the action.
Having seen all the evidence, Renee is brought back to the station. She confronts Harvey Bullock, who admits the murder. The guy got away with shooting Gordon, and Harvey couldn’t have that. He resigns from the force.
Slam Bradley meets with Catwoman in the last issue of his series, by Brubaker and Cooke. She answers his questions and fills in the gaps, and generally charms Slam. Enough that he decides to say he couldn’t find anything.
The mayor, the mob and the cops are all upset to hear that Slam is leaving the case without a solution, and express their discontent. But he keeps his mouth shut.
And for this, gets a supporting role in the new Catwoman series, launching the following month.