Chuck Dixon, Graham Nolan and Klaus Janson bring the Prodigal storyline almost to a close in Detective 681 (Jan. 95).
A number of mobsters have been killed, and when Batman and Robin interview one of the survivors, Dick believes the man’s description indicates that Azrael has returned, while Tim thinks it might be somebody else.
Mackenzie Bock joins the police force, expanding the line-up, and adding a black cop to the roster. Bullock, Montoya, and Kitch are all on the scene for his introduction, while the friction between Sarah Essen and Jim Gordon is affecting the department.
Dick pursues the trail of Jean-Paul, but finds him in a homeless shelter. He is seriously disturbed,but clearly not a threat. Returning to the cave, he finds Bruce there, prepared to retake the role of Batman.
It’s Robin who winds up facing the killer. A new enemy, called Steeljacket. Their battle takes place in the issue of Robin which follows this, and concludes the Prodigal storyline.