Batman: Broken City

Issue #620

Cover Date: December 2003
Subtitle: Broken City part one
Writer(s): Brian Azzarello
Artists(s): Eduardo Risso
Storyline: Batman strung Killer Croc up on hopes of getting some information on a girl (Elizabeth Lupo) that had been found found dead. Though he believed Croc was hired to kill her, Batman couldn't yet prove anything. Believing Elizabeth's brother Angel, a mobbed up used / stolen car dealer, had her killed, he went looking for him. Batman found the location of the man by following his girlfriend, Margo Farr. As he chased off a man trying to attack her, Angel escaped. A mother and father were killed - their son, the only witness, was left alive.


Issue #621

Cover Date: January 2004
Subtitle: Broken City part two
Writer(s): Brian Azzarello
Artists(s): Eduardo Risso
Storyline: Batman called Crispin Allen about the murders and told him to question Farr both about them, and Elizabeth Lupo. After hearing back from Allen (who'd gotten nothing), Batman questioned Killer Croc again, this time about where Angel Lupo might be. He got a name - Jonny Billy. Batman went for him and was taken down by an unseen assailant.


Issue #622

Cover Date: February 2004
Subtitle: Broken City part three
Writer(s): Brian Azzarello
Artists(s): Eduardo Risso
Storyline: Batman awakened and got himself to one of Bruce Wayne's safe houses. Jonny Billy was dead - beaten to death. Batman went to Penguin, who squealed about a tandem calling themselves Fat Man and Little Boy. They wanted business in Gotham City. He also said Scarface was interested in information. Batman caught up with Margo Farr again. Again she said she didn't know where Angel was, and again, he saved her from an attack. Batman went to Scarface and made it be known he wanted Angel Lupo.


Issue #623

Cover Date: March 2004
Subtitle: Broken City part four
Writer(s): Brian Azzarello
Artists(s): Eduardo Risso
Storyline: In the Little Tokyo district of Gotham City, Batman encountered Fat Man (a behemoth of a man) and Little Boy (a very quick female martial artist). They told him Angel was not a killer, and they'd find him before he did. Detective Allen informed Batman that Elizabeth Lupo was pregnant when she was killed. He went after Croc again, and was shot at by Margo Farr. He realized Lupo was running not because he killed his sister, but that he thought he'd be next.


Issue #624

Cover Date: April 2004
Subtitle: Broken City part five
Writer(s): Brian Azzarello
Artists(s): Eduardo Risso
Storyline: Margo knew Elizabeth had been pregnant. She had her killed to protect her from her over-protective brother. He would have gone after the man she'd been dating (she was unmarried) and would have killed him. Penguin pointed Batman in Lupo's direction. He had set up a meeting with Fat Man and Little Boy. Batman took down Fat Man and Little Boy, then waited for Lupo to arrive. When he did, he didn't know what to do. Lupo ran, then was shot.


Issue #625

Cover Date: May 2004
Subtitle: Broken City part six
Writer(s): Brian Azzarello
Artists(s): Eduardo Risso
Storyline: Batman witnessed Arnold Wesker break down and defeat Scarface. He felt more at peace since the girl he loved could now rest in peace. Wesker also thought Lupo had killed his sister. He was taken into police custody. Detective Allen told Batman someone at Arkham Asylum wanted to talk to him. Joker toyed with Batman, knowing everything that had gone on in the case. After thinking back on his own parents, Batman went for the killer of the little boy's parents - the little boy.