Writer Peter J. Tomasi
Penciller Doug Mahnke
Inker Keith Champagne & Christian Alamy
Colors David Baron
Letters Rob Leigh
Cover Baron & Mahnke
Variant Cover Tyler Kirkham
Freeze gave out his meticulous orders to several groups of mercenaries. The goal? To kidnap a few different women with similar physiological traits to his wife, Nora. With the intent to test out a serum he received from (F)Lex Luthor. Being a scientist, Freeze very much had the intention to test it out before just injecting it into Nora. Batman had something to say about his less than a clinical trial.
Bruce catches up to one of the mercenary groups. They botched the job and under orders from Victor directly, were to return and apprehend the subject. There Bruce catches up to them. With a bit of Batman trademark theatrics, he was able to get them all to talk. Freeze’s plan is compromised, but Bruce still has to get to him.
This issue felt a little incomplete to me. Maybe it has a lot to do with it being the rising action before the plot reaches its climax. Perhaps it’s very straight to the point nature of the comic. In any case, I feel like we could have tied up this part with Freeze right now. Rather than keep us tied up for Bruce to inevitably go after the big fish in this pond. (F)Lex Luthor.