Synopsis for "A Hostile Takeover"Edit

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Batman: Battle for The Cowl Issue #1 Cover-2

The Story begins months after Final Crisis with hundreds of criminals in Gotham City attempting to rise due to the death of Batman. Two-Face and the Penguin are leading a mob war while, unbenknownst to them, a third candidate arrives into the battle, Black Mask. After tricking Arkham's inmates into working for him Black Mask begins his attacks on Two-Face and the Penguin's supplies.

The Bat-Family is trying desperately to bring order to Gotham. Dick Grayson leads the effort but refuses to become Batman despite Tim Drake's urging. Meanwhile a man impersonating Batman begins his war on crime using lethal tactics and leaving slips of paper saying "I AM BATMAN". Drake begins a search to stop the imposter and dresses as Batman in order to demonstrate how the real Batman would have acted.

While Damian Wayne irresponsibly drives the Batmobile he is attacked by Killer Croc and Poison Ivy. Damian is saved by Nightwing who ends up being cornered by Black Mask's men. The stand-off is interrupted by an unidentified individual wearing armour vaguely similar to Batman's costume and carrying a pair of high-tech firearms, who claims to be the Batman.

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  • Issue shipped on March 11th, 2009.