Unofficial Batman Index

Batman 593


Cover Date: September 2001
Cover Price: $2.25


Cover Credits:
Art: Scott McDaniel (signed)
Colors: Patrick Martin

Story: "Sanctuary, Part One" (22 Pages)


StoryEd Brubaker
PencilsScott McDaniel
InksKarl Story
LetteringJohn Costanza
ColorsRoberta Tewes
Color separationsWildstorm FX
EditingBob Schreck

Feature Character(s):

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

Supporting Character(s):

Sasha Bordeaux (last in Batman: Our Worlds at War #1)
Michael Akins (last in Batman: Our Worlds at War #1)


Penguin (last/next in ???)
Lew Moxon
Mallory Moxon

Other Character(s):

Brian (first appearance; an FBI officer)
Greg (first appearance; an FBI officer)
An alien refugee (first appearance)
Martin Croft (a shady jeweller; first appearance?)
Father Nick (a Gotham churchman; first appearance)


Two government agents complete their checks on the scene of another crashed alien vessel and come across a hurt alien creature. Batman, meanwhile, is trying to trace Zeiss: he figures that Zeiss is going to want to see a master jeweller to get his eye=pieces fixed and Martin Croft, formerly in the employ of the mob, is his top suspect. True to form, he finds Croft at his shop late at night, and intercepts a call received from the Penguin, who is sheltering Zeiss. The next day, Bruce Wayne visits Lew Moxon in hopsital - the man is paralysed, and although he has been speaking to his daughter Mallory, he will not acknowledge Wayne's presence. Here, he sees the government agents brought into the hospital - both are in a strange sort of coma and have weird markings on their faces. Investigating the scene as Batman, he realises that this was probably caused by an extra-terrestrial refugee. Asking Commissioner Akins if he knows anything of the events, he also asks him to put the G.C.P.D. onto it.
One of these things is to catch up with the Penguin, who has now sent Zeiss packing and therefore has no idea where he is. He can, however, offer a clue about the death of Jeremy Samuels some time ago - it was an action against Bruce Wayne, about which Angelo Beretti may be able to shed further light. Elsewhere in the city, Father Nick finds the injured alien and offers it sanctuary.