Rucka, Martinborough and Mitchell conclude the three-part Mad Hatter story in Detective 760 (Sept. 01).
Batman gives Sasha a role in his plans to take down the Mad Hatter. She does not understand it, it seems weird and trivial, but he just barks at her not to ask questions.
The Hatter continues to recite poetry by Lewis Carroll – The Hunting of the Snark. And we see his big device for sending his mind control waves.
Stacey, Commissioner Akins secretary, is ordered to kill her boss, but Batman arrives in time to intervene. The coffee cards function as the receiver, and need to be cut to stop the Hatter’s waves from affecting those who drank his coffee.
But the Hatter sets off crazy cops, running wild, throughout the city, before the news of the card can get out.
Crispus Allen and Renee Montoya, whose cards were taken with their possessions, have to fight to escape from their crazed guards.
So it’s Sasha who saves the day, using an amplifier on the device Batman gave her to send out an electronic interference that messes with the Hatter’s waves, and frees his victims.
Batman takes down the Mad Hatter. And Sasha gets a shock when she returns to the Manor, and finds Bruce having coffee (the non-mind controlling kind) with Vesper Fairchild. She is an ex of his, making her first appearance in this book.
Slam Bradley exhumes the body of Selina Kyle in this chapter of the Brubaker/Cooke story.
The results are inconclusive, but Slam has no time to mull on that, as he gets knocked out and taken away by the mob.
They are eager to find out the truth about Seline Kyle, and demand he report to them on her, as well as to the Mayor about Catwoman. Slam figures out what none of the rest have, that the two women are the same.