Synopsis: After learning the truth about his name and fortune, Bruce Wayne has made a shocking public announcement in pursuit of redemption-but before he can secure Gotham’s future and prosperity once and for all, he must protect the city in one last brutal showdown with Azrael.
Bruce Wayne dons his cowl for a final battle with Azrael, and with some help from the GCPD and his Bat-Family he tracks Azrael down, but then ditches his friends in order to confront Azrael on his own terms. Basically The Batman sets out to initially kill Azrael, but thankfully Dick Grayson manages to talk him out of it by convincing Bruce to sort out Azrael in the most humane way that he can. Sort it out as The Batman.
Once again Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth deliver spectacular artwork. Hollingsworth’s colors really make Murphy’s linework pop off the page. We get some brilliant panels in this issue and some iconic imagery. The page where Batman first catches up with Azrael is a stunning image of Batman holding a gun to make ready for battle. The sequence that immediately follows is awesome. As are the few panels that immediately follow the first confrontation in which Dick Grayson has a heart to heart with Batman and talks him down from wanting to kill Azrael.
This final issue wraps up the story quite nicely and sees Bruce Wayne taking responsibility for the actions of his family many years in the past is pretty much a given. It was the panels that led up to that. Such as the few panels in which Harley Quinn tries to talk Bruce out of giving himself over to the Gotham PD. The final panels of this leave things open for more adventures to come, but the conclusion of this story changes everything for the life of Bruce Wayne and Batman.