Issue: Detective Comics #809
Subtitle: War Crimes part 1: To the Victor go the Spoils
Date: October 2005
Batman woke Alex Kosov - she was in a torture device. He got information from her and plucked out one of her eyes.
A man named Aaron Black gave a TV interview detailing that Stephanie Brown, a girl who died in the recent gang war was Spoiler and Robin. Alfred brought Bruce a tape (anonymously sent to Wayne Manor) of the interview, with things not shown on TV. Batman went out to Dr. Thompkins' clinic - he learned she'd resigned and the chief resident was AWOL. He talked to a nurse - Stephanie's file was gone, last checked out by Dr. Vera Cesares, the missing doctor. Batman found the doctor dead and Stephanie's incomplete file in her apartment - Brown should have lived. Batman tampered with the crime scene and wondered about Leslie.
Batman followed Aaron Black and was met by the Joker. >>continued in Batman 643.
Subtitle: The Beast Beneath - Croc's Tale of Tears part 2
Dr. Bellezza check on Croc - his condition was mutating again. She had him tell her about what he remembered in life.