Writers Tom King
Artist & Cover Mikel Janin
Color Artist Jordie Bellaire
Letterer Clayton Cowles
Variant Cover Francesco Mattina
Associate Editor Britany Holzherr
Editor Jamie S. Rich
Batman tracked KGBeast down to a snowy mountaintop. After killing his father in an attempt to cover his tracks, KGBeast realized he was too late when Bruce arrived soon after that. Being the culprit of an assassination attempt on Dick Grayson, Beast knew a fight was about to ensue. Bringing the skills ready for this moment, he gains an upper hand. Suddenly, Batman shoots him in the chin with his grapnel hook, breaking Beast’s neck. Beast tries to barter for his life with the information of who hired him. Being the world’s greatest detective, Bruce refuses to help Beast vowing to find out the owner of the contract himself.
With the last arc being wrapped up, the plot starts fresh with a view of Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. The Penguin, receiving the news about his wife, Penny, having been killed. Left on the front doorstep of the Iceberg Lounge with a slit throat. As soon as he finds out, Cobblepot decides to take on the bat. Not because Bruce did, but to be sent to Arkham. There’s a very important meeting in the asylum. One that puts a hit out on Alfred Pennyworth.
Finally, some over-arching plot information. I have been seriously groaning over the lack of follow up to Batman #50 and because of that, I have to keep my thoughts short. The issue is great, the artwork has a very clean but dark feeling to it. Like Gotham is in shadow but things are clear.