Detective ongoing 2002 (issues 764-775)

Detective 764

Cover Date: January 2002
Subtitle: (1) Hearts; (2) Lost Voices part 2
Writer(s): (1) Greg Rucka; (2) Judd Winick
Artists(s): (1) Shawn Martinbrough, Jesse Delperdang; (2) Cliff Chiang
Storyline: (1) Batman was onto Vesper Fairchild's assignment to film him, and he confronted her. Commissioner Akin welcomed Bullock's replacement - Margaret Sawyer. Vesper came to visit Bruce, but found him in the pool with three other girls and left.
(2) Josie and her new partner, Oscar Castro, worked a missing persons case involving the grandson of a prominent mobster. One of the boy's socks told her where to look. At that location, they only found the boy's clothes.


Detective 765

Cover Date: February 2002
Subtitle: (1) Vacancies; (2) Lost Voices part 3
Writer(s): (1) Greg Rucka; (2) Judd Winick
Artists(s): (1) Rick Burchett, Jesse Delperdang, Rodney Ramos; (2) Cliff Chiang
Storyline: (1) Batman and Sasha went after some small time burglars who'd knocked off James Gordon's home. After capturing them, Batman forced them to return everything back to the house.
(2) Josie thwarted a man trying to mug her. Batman warned her off the case, knowing it wasn't a simple mugging attempt. The "mugger" committed suicide in his cell.


Detective 766

Cover Date: March 2002
Subtitle: (1) Procedure - Bruce Wayne: Murderer? Part 1; (2) Lost Voices part 4
Writer(s): (1) Greg Rucka; (2) Judd Winick
Artists(s): (1) Scott McDaniel, Jesse Delperdang; (2) Cliff Chiang
Storyline: (1) (continued from Batman: The 10cent Adventure)
Bruce Wayne and Sasha Bordeaux were taken into custody. The investigation began - Allen and Montoya got the case. Fairchild's body had four bullet wounds; there were three more on the floor nearby. Allen questioned Wayne, Montoya questioned Bordeaux. Neither got any answers. The 911 call was played for each of them.
(continued in Batgirl 24)
(2) Josie Mac visited her father, who wasn't happy that his daughter was on a mob hit list. She questioned the lawyer of the family who'd lost their grandson and also talked to their "competition."


Detective 767

Cover Date: April 2002
Subtitle: (1) Timeless - Bruce Wayne: Murderer? part 8; (2) Lost Voices part 5
Writer(s): (1) Greg Rucka; (2) Judd Winick
Artists(s): (1) Steve Lieber, Mick Gray; (2) Cliff Chiang
Storyline: (1) (continued from Batman 599)
Sasha had her own run-in with a prison bully but made short work of her attacker. She met with her lawyer, but again, they made no progress. After a sleepless night, her bully got the upper hand. As Sasha began to doubt Bruce, they connected for an instant as the fight was broken up.
(continued in Nightwing 66)
(2) $2million was offered to anyone with information on the missing child. After Josie and her partner were dropped from the case, she got a lead from the boy's backpack. It led them to an apartment, where they were shot at from across the street.


Detective 768

Cover Date: May 2002
Subtitle: (1) Purity part 1; (2) Lost Voices part 6
Writer(s): (1) Greg Rucka; (2) Judd Winick
Artists(s): (1) Steve Lieber, Mick Gray; (2) Cliff Chiang
Storyline: (1) Batman brought an OD'ed junkie to Dr. Thompkins - there was a batch of heroin on the streets killing people. A Checkmate agent, David Said, also investigated. Batman followed him as he met with his supplier. A winged man approached him.
(2) Josie and Oscar survived the attack, but Oscar was hospitalized. Josie went after the shooter and was forced to kill him when he attacked her.


Detective 769

Cover Date: June 2002
Subtitle: (1) Purity part 2 - Bruce Wayne: Fugitive part 4; (2) Lost Voices part 7
Writer(s): (1) Greg Rucka; (2) Judd Winick
Artists(s): (1) Steve Lieber, Mark McKenna; (2) Cliff Chiang
Storyline: (1) Ekin Tzu (the winged man) flew as Batman went in. He threatened the suppliers - he'd be back for them when he'd found who was poisoning the heroin. Allen and Montoya questioned Alfred. David Said learned from Checkmate the heroin was, in fact, pure. He found Ekin Tzu attacking Nine Pound (his own "supplier"). Batman arrived; Tzu escaped with his hostage. Said pulled a gun on Batman.
(2) Josie Mac refused to drop the case. A lead took her to a pier where she found her father dead in an oil drum.


Detective 770

Cover Date: July 2002
Subtitle: (1) Purity part 3 - Bruce Wayne: Fugitive part 8; (2) Lost Voices part 8
Writer(s): (1) Greg Rucka; (2) Judd Winick
Artists(s): (1) Steve Lieber, Mark McKenna; (2) Cliff Chiang
Storyline: (1) Ekin Tzu interrogated his former associate, Nine Pound, for the source of the poisoned heroin. Batman left after feeling out David Said. He found Tzu's hideout and Nine Pound. Checkmate told Said to cooperate with Batman. Tzu returned; Batman god him into police custody. The name Nine Pound gave - Evan Halsey - ended up dead, poisoned.
(2) Batman came to Josie and offered his help in return for hers. They figured out it was Two-Face who'd taken the child (the child had a birthmark over half of his face).


Detective 771

Cover Date: August 2002
Subtitle: (1) Access - Bruce Wayne: Fugitive part 12; (2) Lost Voices part 9
Writer(s): (1) Greg Rucka; (2) Judd Winick
Artists(s): (1) Steve Lieber, Mark McKenna, Robin Riggs; (2) Cliff Chiang
Storyline: (1) Batman checked into the death of Halsey and confirmed it was murder. Sasha's trial began. Batman met with Said, who gave him another name - Branford Landis. Allen continued to pursue Alfred. "Landis" shot Batman and escaped. He got a sketch of his target to Said, who told him that it looked like a man named Robert Amherst - a N.S.A. agent.
(2) Batman and Josie found Two-Face and rescued the boy. He said he didn't kill her father.


Detective 772

Cover Date: September 2002
Subtitle: (1) Principle - Bruce Wayne: Fugitive part 16; (2) Lost Voices part 10
Writer(s): (1) Greg Rucka; (2) Judd Winick
Artists(s): (1) Sergio Cariello, John Nyberg; (2) Cliff Chiang
Storyline: (1) Sasha, after being convicted, began her sentence. She saw it as a bodyguard taking a bullet for her principal. A man named Amherst visited her, promising to get her free if she would finger Wayne. As she felt given up on, Alfred visited her and reaffirmed her faith.
(2) Josie and Oscar went after the family's lawyer. He confessed to having Two-Face keep the kid and killing Josie's father. She shot him; Oscar made it look like the victim had shot at them first.


Detective 773

Cover Date: October 2002
Subtitle: (1) Atonement part 1; (2) The Hunt part one
Writer(s): (1) Greg Rucka; (2) John Francis Moore
Artists(s): (1) Steve Lieber, Mark McKenna; (2) Rick Hoberg, Stephano Gaudiano
Storyline: (1) Bruce Wayne returned from his exile and was cleared of the murder charges. He sent his lawyer to get Sasha Bordeaux free; she refused his help. When Alfred tried to visit her the next day, he was told she died in a brawl earlier that morning. He told Bruce, and that her family claimed the body. Bruce didn't believe she was dead since she had no family. (2) Police investigated a jewel robbery, some valuable uncut diamonds were stolen. Someone else, appearing to be a vigilante, also tracked the robbery.


Detective 774

Cover Date: November 2002
Subtitle: (1) Atonement part 2; (2) The Hunt part 2
Writer(s): (1) Greg Rucka; (2) John Francis Moore
Artists(s): (1) Steve Lieber, Mark McKenna; (2) Rick Hoberg, Stephano Gaudiano
Storyline: (1) Sasha woke up and was questioned by her captors. They asked her to come work for Checkmate. After finding her body bag, Batman questioned David Said, of Checkmate. Using his credentials, Batman broke into their facility and did some research.
(2) The vigilante continued his search for the diamond thief, and ended up saving a hostage victim.


Detective 775

Cover Date: December 2002
Subtitle: (1) Atonement part 3; (2) The Hunt part three
Writer(s): (1) Greg Rucka; (2) John Francis Moore
Artists(s): (1) Steve Lieber, Mark McKenna; (2) Rick Hoberg, Stephano Guadiano
Storyline: (1) Batman began taking down Checkmate missions. After six months with Sasha "dead," there was still no leads. Sasha was ordered to "fix" the situation between Checkmate and Batman. She met with Bruce Wayne the next day - he begged her to come back, but she refused and told him to not look for her.
(2) The vigilante broke into Arkham Asylum and grabbed their newest employee. He delivered the employee (and diamond thief), along with the goods to police. Matches Malone had his ears open to the situation.
(continued in Batman: Family)


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