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Batman: Our Worlds at War 1

BATMAN: OUR WORLDS AT WAR #1

Cover Date: 2001
Cover Price: $2.95

TITLE INDEX

Cover Credits:
Art: Jae Lee
Colors: Jose Villarrubia


Story: "Hidden Agenda" (38 Pages)

Credits:

StoryEd Brubaker
ArtStefano Gaudiono
LetteringWillie Schubert
ColorsRoberta Tewes
Color separationsWildstorm FX
EditingMichael Wright

Feature Character(s):

Batman (last in ???; next in JLA: Our Worlds at War #1)

Guest Star(s):

Superman (last in Superman Vol. 2 #171; next in Adventures of Superman #593)

Supporting Character(s):

Oracle (last in ???; next in Superboy Vol. 3 #89)
Michael Akins (last in Detective Comics #762; next in Batman Vol. 1 #593)
Lucius Fox (last in Batman Vol. 1 #585; next in Batman: Gotham Knights #23)
Lex Luthor (last in Superman Vol. 2 #171; next in Adventures of Superman #593)
Talia (last in ???; next in Superboy Vol. 3 #89)
Hope Taya (last in ???; next in Action Comics #780)
Mercy Graves (last in ???; next in Action Comics #780)
Sasha Bordeaux (last in Detective Comics #762; next in Batman Vol. 1 #593)
Jimmy Olsen (last in ???; next in Superman: The Man of Steel #115)
Lois Lane (last in Action Comics #779; next in Adventures of Superman #593)

Guest Appearance(s):

Strange Visitor (last in ???; next in Superboy Vol. 3 #89)

Other Character(s):

Phil Semant (first appearance; named in text piece; a construction worker; dies)
Bud Wizert (first appearance; named in text piece; a construction worker; dies)
General Brackley
Dr. Ian Hellman
Bart Phipps (an employee of the Metropolis Project)

Synopsis:

Two Gotham construction workers arrive early for work and are blown up in an explosion for their trouble. Commissioner Akins calls Batman in to investigate - the G.C.P.D. have been kept out by federal agents, and he doesn't like it. At the site, Batman spots a general from the Pentagon and a scientist from NASA. He deduces that this is the site of a spacecraft crashlanding. The next night, Lex Luthor is present at a party in Gotham, so Batman decides he should attend as Bruce Wayne. At the party, Bruce spots Dr. Hellman, the scientist from the crash site, and distracts him with small-talk while he slips a truth serum drug into the doctor's drink. From the information gleaned from this, Batman is able to gain access to the site, where he sees an alien body removed at the president's orders, and taken to "the Metropolis Project" - he also learns that there have been a number of crashes and other alien arrivals recently, all of them fleeing for their lives.
Later, Batman copies the contents of General Brackley's hard drive. However, when Oracle attempts to extract the contents, they begin self-deleting - she is able to save only a Metropolis address. Batman naturally makes his way there, where he is spotted by Talia, who leaves him a present in the form of a security-clearance tag for the Project. Disguising himself as the man on the tag, he discovers meta-human research facilities and evidence of something called the Doomsday Contingency. The next day he confronts President Luthor about the existence of the Metropolis Project - he says he won't reveal its existence if Luthor allows the person who set off the explosion in Gotham to face justice. As Batman, he also pays a visit to the Daily Planet in Metropolis, where he alerts Superman to the existence of the Doomsday Contingency.


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