We have a mini-arc that ended up running headlong into Abattoir’s death.
Detective Comics #674
Written by Chuck Dixon
Pencils by Graham Nolan
Inks by Scott Hanna
Colors by Adrienne Roy
Lettering by John Costanza
Edited by Darren Vincenzo & Scott Peterson
This issue occurs before Abattoir’s death.
We have a brief opening with AzBat wrecking some people during a subway firefight, with an increasingly fascist internal monologue. It comes across like The System is overwhelming Jean-Paul’s psyche.
We then shift to our villains a sniper team, Gunhawk and Gunbunny (a husband and wife team), who pops their target, who is at a rooftop party, from another skyscraper rooftop blocks away.
Due to the difficulty of the shot, Major Crimes gets brought on – and Bullock brings in AzBat.
At Hawk & Bunny’s hunting lodge, Hawk learns about a super high-tech gun that’s going to be on display at a gun show in Gotham. He wants it – with a five-finger discount. But to get it, they’ll have to go back to Gotham.
AzBat questions the guy who threw the party, and learns that he was a business partner-turned-blackmail victim of the dead guy. AzBat learns the snipers codenames, and uses that to learn that they’ve returned to Gotham.
We then cut to the gun show, where Gunhawk and Gunbunny try to steal the gun, only for everyone at the expo to draw on them. Then, on top of that, AzBat shows up.
GunBunny gets tagged with a gutshot, and the two make a retreat as the issue ends.
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