Synopsis: Le Bossu is invited by Simon Hurt into his Black Glove group. Later Batman and Robin make a testdrive in their new Batmobile. Back at home Robin and Alfred discuss Bruce's wellbeing, as well as girls knowing his secret identity. Batman continues his relationship with Jezebel and finds out they are both invited to a party of the Black Glove. Robin also discovers that Damian truly is his brother and Batman's son. Later, Le Bossu enters Arkham and invites the Joker into the Black Glove and to be a part of Batman's death.
Synopsis: Continuing the Batman R.I.P. storyline, Batman introduces Jezebel Jet to the Batcave, though Jezebel expresses her concern for Bruce's well being. Meanwhile, Dr. Hurt and the Black Glove plan their attack on Batman...by going after those closest to him!
Synopsis: The story picks up from Batman's capture in Final Crisis (2008) #2. As he's held in Bludhaven by Simyan and Mokkari of the Evil Factory, the id-parasite Lump creates a mental situation that attempts to find out what drives Batman and how to reproduce it. This is used as an opportunity to explore Batman's past in a series of flashbacks.