Story & Words Peter J. Tomasi
Artist Christian Duce
Colorist David Baron
Letterer Rob Leigh
Cover Jay Lee & Jun Chung
Variant Cover Bryan Hitch &Alex Sinclaire
After a long night of patrol, Bruce takes the time to make appearances as the owner of Wayne Ent. After making the decision for all of the execs to pool in one jet to locations from here on out as a part of their green initiative. Meanwhile, the plane was being hijacked by one Floyd Lawton, aka Deadshot. During the hijacking, the plane is struck by a bolt of lightning. Cracking the fuselage and sending Bruce into a freefall with two halves of the plane.
Bruce is found half-dead by a couple of stranded WWII veterans. Together they take him back to their camp and nurse him back to health. Meanwhile, Deadshot is inundated with the protection of his hostages. Shooting both a rattlesnake and a panther in order to protect his paycheck. The two men explain to Bruce that they have been thee for 75 years, not even knowing who won the war being so disconnected from the rest of the world.
This was a very fun issue. Granted its a bit different from what we are used to in regards to Batman. With impromptu WWII gear and a group of people to protect. Bruce has a job to do and it’s relieving to see he’s just as effective even without his preferred tech. The art style is very reminiscent of Green Arrow’s time of deserted islands with clarity and grit that properly captures the era the issue tips its hat to. I’m excited to see how this excerpt ends.