- You chose as your name "The Batman". I like to think you did so deliberately. As if you aspired to be both. Bat and man. Perhaps you can be.
Appearing in "Lovers & Madmen (Part II) - In Arms"
Synopsis for "Lovers & Madmen (Part II) - In Arms"
Batman finds the body of a dead guard. A note is pinned to his chest, thanking Batman for "making his day". Batman grows increasingly more frustrated with this strange new foe that has come to Gotham. This new enemy has been cutting a bloody swathe across the city, and all of the work that Batman has done all these months is slowly unraveling. Batman begins hitting all of the underworld hot spots looking for information. He pressures Maletesta's gang into yielding any information that they have. Maletesta tells him that he met "Jack" when he was a shooter for the Berlanti crime family. Maletesta has no love for Jack however, and wants to see him eliminated just as much as Batman. He tells Batman that if he needs help taking Jack out of the picture, he offers to finish the job for him. Batman returns home to the Batcave where Alfred has been laboring to put together an elaborate computer network inside the Batcave. As the computer system is not yet ready, he advises Bruce to pay a visit to Lorna Shore. Bruce concedes and visits Lorna's apartment. After a dinner date, he brings her back to Wayne Manor and she spends the night with him. Days later, Bruce returns to the Batcave and finds that Alfred has finished hooking up the new computer. After feeding information into the system, they extrapolate what Jack's most likely target will be - the Gotham Museum of Art.
- Includes ' editorial #73 by Dan DiDio.
- The tagline to this issue is "Wicked Funny".
- Earliest chronological appearance of the Batcomputer, nick-named Dupin in this issue.
- Collected in Batman: Lovers and Madmen.
- Alfred names the Batcomputer "Dupin" after literary figure C. Auguste Dupin. Dupin was a detective created by pulp writer Edgar Allan Poe and featured in the short story Murders in the Rue Morgue. Dupin is often regarded as the father of modern criminology and has paved the way for characters such as Sherlock Holmes and Batman.
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