Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Don Kramer
In this penultimate issue, Ra’s al Ghul summons Nightwing to tell him of Batman’s death. I liked the idea that Ra’s wouldn’t be too happy that anyone else could kill Batman besides him. Ra’s always respected Batman and it shows here. He even says it himself. (As much respect one CAN HAVE for someone they want to kill I guess). Although Batman’s demise in Final Crisis and R.I.P was badly coordinated and not handled right, I think his absence will create some interesting stories for the Batman family and I am getting excited about it. This issue was a great way to explore how Bruce’s absence will effect both enemies and allies, much better then O’Niel’s arc did.