"Target Practice": Alfred Pennyworth learns from his daughter, Julia that her adoptive father was apparently murdered while in France. For this reason, they have come to Montreal, to investigate the murder by getting in tou
Appearing in "Target Practice"
- Armand (Single appearance)
- Jason Todd (Mentioned only)
- Jacques Remarque (Dies in flashback)
- Henry LaRoche (Mentioned only)
- Mademoiselle Marie (Flashback only)
- France (Flashback only)
- Duck Inn Tavern
Synopsis for "Target Practice"
Alfred Pennyworth learns from his daughter, Julia that her adoptive father was apparently murdered while in France. For this reason, they have come to Montreal, to investigate the murder by getting in touch with one of the late Jacques Remarque's contacts. However, during their investigations, Alfred and Julia are attacked several times by an unknown shooter and they barely manage to get out of danger alive. The assassin is none other than Deadshot and realizing the trouble they have encountered, Alfred decides to summon the Batman for help.
Meanwhile in Gotham City, word about the Batman's absence spread in the underworld and the criminals working for the new crime lord in town get more active than usual. This sudden rise in crime is used by Harvey Bullock to scare the criminals into giving him part of their loot or giving him the location of the new crimelord. In any case, Bullock gets the advantage with his status as a law enforcer using questionable means.
Later, Batman has arrived to Montreal and the Pennyworths inform him about the situation. Upon closer investigation of one of Jacques Remarque's personal belongings, Batman finds an address in Montreal that would lead him to the killer. When Batman arrives at the place, he is confronted by Deadshot and a deadly chase ensues until they reach a nearby park, where they start hunting each other. When Julia realizes that her father's killer is prowling in the park, she runs into the place, recklessly and attracting the attention of Deadshot, who was hired to kill her and Alfred in the first place. Knowing that he won't reach Deadshot in time to stop him, Batman uses a Batarang aimed at Julia's gun in her hand and causes her to fire towards Deadshot's location. The bullet injures the killer in the leg and when he is incapacitated, Batman interrogates Deadshot about the person who hired him. Much to everyone's surprise, Deadshot tells them that he was hired by Jacques Remarque.
- The events of this issue take place after Detective Comics #535 and the story continues in Detective Comics #536.
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