Denny O’Neil and Guillem March begin a two-part story in Detective 851 (Feb. 09). It’s part of Last Rites, a storyline detailing the immediate aftermath of Batman’s apparent death. Dick Grayson is at the centre of the tale.
A new character is introduced as well, Millicent Mayne, the Face of Gotham.
She had once been a very successful model, and was given that monicker by the press. Two-Face took exception, and scarred her permanently, which is why she now veils her face.
Alfred tries to coax Dick into wearing the Batman costume, or at least diving the car, but he refuses. He sticks to his Nightwing gear, and his motorcycle, unwilling to accept that things have changed.
The story concludes in the following issue of Batman.