|"Sanctuary: Part 2"|
Our Worlds At War
|First Published:||October 2001|
|Previous Issue:||Batman #593|
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"Sanctuary: Part 2"Edit
Zeiss finds someone who can repair his lenses, while the GCPD face off against the FBI over the alien which has been granted sanctuary by Gotham cathedral. Batman leaves Batgirl to watch over the cathedral situation while he goes on patrol. Zeiss, meanwhile, receives his mended lenses froma courier called Pete, whom he kills, believing him to be a man who trades in information. Later in the night, Commissioner Akins calls Batman in because his men have been ordered to stand down at the cathedral: the FBI and/or DEO must be planning to act soon. At the cathedral, Batgirl stalls the DEO troops who are about to invade the sacred space. Batman tells the clergymen that they must tell him where their 'patient' is if they want to save him. Father Nick warns him that not only is the alien dying, but he doesn't seem to think in the same way that humans do. When Batman's hand meets that of the alien, their minds also link. He witnesses the destruction of the alien's homeworld at the hands of Imperiex and learns how to cure the two comatose men who attacked it earlier. As this is communicated, the alien drops dead.
The next day, when Batman visits the hospital as Bruce Wayne to check up on the men, he bumps into Lex and Mallory Moxon along with Angelo Beretti. As they all leave the hospital, they are suddenly confronted by Zeiss who begs to be allowed back into the family.