Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Knightfall Tuesday: Batman #493

Batman #493
Knightfall Part 3
Writer: Doug Moench
Artist: Norm Breyfogle


   In part 3 of Knightfall we have one if the escaped inmates from Arkham named Mr. Zsasz take a boarding school for girls hostage. Some of the girls in the school make a getaway and call the Gotham City Police Department. The GCPD surrounds the school and tries to reason with Zsasz to let the girls go. Zsasz is a Batman villain that kills then uses a knife on his own flesh to carve the amount of people he has murdered. One of the members of the GCPD are sent in and killed by Zsasz. Minutes later a second officer is sent in and murdered as well.

   Lt. Bullock and Montoya are also with the GCPD surrounding the building. The Batman shows up and tells the GCPD to hold back while he tries to free the female hostages. Also Robin makes contact with Batman letting him know that he is still hunting one of Bane's thugs named Bird. Batman tells him that this is fine so long as Robin stays away from Bane himself. As Batman makes his way into the school Montoya tells Bullock that the Batman is looking pretty beat down.

   Back inside the school some of the girls who are being held hostage try to rush Mr. Zsasz. Some are pretty much to frightened to move and Zsasz just overwhelms them back into submission. As Zsasz goes to kill one Batman stops him and a fight ensues. Zsasz breaks free and with a little help from Montoya they take down Mr Zsasz. At the end of this story the Batman is looking unshaven and unkempt and headed for a fall.

Next Detective #660

-Tash Moore

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