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Subtitle: The Widening Gyre Part One: Turning and Turning
Date: October 2009
Feature Characters: Batman (Bruce Wayne)
Supporting Characters: Nightwing (Richard Grayson)
Villains: Baron Blitzkrieg, Atomic Skull, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Etrigan
Guest Appearances: Robin (Richard Grayson), Joker
Other Characters: Alfred Pennyworth, Gavin Adam, Jervis Tetch, Harvey Dent, Dumfrey Tweed, Edward Nashton
Batman recalls the days when Richard Grayson was Robin as Nightwing invites him to a case-closer where the perpetrators use the costume of one of the first villains Dick had taken down as Robin. When the two close the case Nightwing shows Batman a body he had come across whose cause of death was akin to Poison Ivy’s style.
Driving to Arkham where Ivy was incarcerated he discovers the asylum overrun with vegetation. Making his way through vine infested facility he locates Ivy only to discover that she wasn’t attempting to break out but attempting to build a fortress against the demon Etrigan, who was hunting her for her assisting Jason Blood in containing him. Out matched by the demon he non-the-less assists Ivy in escaping before confronting Etrigan himself. He however is timely saved by an unknown masked figure.