In order to obtain
clues that could lead him to Leviathan, Batman brings Matches Malone
back to Gotham. Morrison spends most of the issue recreating the
gangster's personality and it pays off. This Malone is a quirky,
almost comical character, a far cry from the dark and broody cape
crusader, which ultimately makes him a formidable master of
Another who also
creates an alternate persona is Damian. After last chapter's
cliffhanger, the Boy Wonder is presumed dead (by the way, that
climatic ending is trivialized and almost ignored in this issue) so
he comes up with a new alias for himself; an interesting move, let's
see where that goes. This installment also upholds events that took
place in the title prior to the New 52 relaunch; among the most
notorious is the existence of the original Batwoman, Kathy Kane.
Will the rest of the New 52 affirm all of them? Time will tell.