Bruce Wayne: Fugitive nears its end with Detective 772 (Sept. 02), by Greg Rucka, Sergio Cariello and John Nyberg.
Sasha Bordeaux is the star of this issue, which centres on her time in prison. She has been convicted and sentenced to life. People are still coaxing her to turn on Bruce Wayne and confess all, and she begins to waver in this tale. You really can’t blame her. Prison life is hell, and everything indicates that she has been cut loose and abandoned.
As she reaches her lowest point, Alfred comes to visit. He is brutally frank – yes, Bruce used her. He uses everyone. But he chose to bring her into his world, he trusted her. And a little honesty and compassion go a long way.
So Sasha keeps her silence.
Josie Mac’s story comes to a close this issue, by Winick and Chiang. I found it curious that this does not pick up from the Two-Face scene that ended the previous one. Yes, he told her that he was not the one who had her father killed, but he still had her at gunpoint. What happened?
Anyway, she figures out that the one who killed him was working for the mobster who hired her, trying to bring him down and take his place. She kills him, and after fudging the crime scene a bit, gets promoted to detective. This odd ending does not do anything to win me over to the series, but Josie Mac does return.