|First Published:||October 1998|
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|Next Issue:||Batman #559|
With Batman and Jim Gordon nearing despair, Vesper Fairchild gave a sort of state of the city address during her radio show. Batman stopped some graveyard looters and spoke with Gordon about the people left in their city. They fear that the cops, themselves, and the rest of the Batman family are the only sole saviors of Gotham. Batman leaves quickly, and soon, Bruce meets up with his girlfriend, Vesper Fairchild.