Unofficial Batman Index

Batman 597


Cover Date: January 2002
Cover Price: $2.25


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

Story: "Crooked Miles" (21 Pages)


StoryEd Brubaker
PencilsScott McDaniel
InksAndy Owens
LetteringJohn Costanza
ColorsRoberta Tewes
Color separationsWildstorm FX
EditingMichael Wright, Bob Schreck

Feature Character(s):


Supporting Character(s):

Renée Montoya
Sasha Bordeaux
Batgirl III
Crispus Allen


Zeiss (next in Catwoman Vol. 3 #25)
Mallory Moxon (last in issue #594; next in Nightwing Vol. 2 #66)
Rex Cooke
Lew Moxon (last in issue #594; next in Nightwing Vol. 2 #66)

Other Character(s):

Peter Perkins (deceased)


While chasing down routine criminals, Batman finds himself distracted by thoughts of Philo Zeiss, at least until he discovers a body wrapped in a carpet with its neck broken. He begins to track down the deceased, via the carpet he was rolled up in. The next morning, Bruce Wayne gets a 'phone message from Mallory Moxon, who feels he's been ignoring her, which, Sasha insists, is pretty much the truth. That night, Batman tracks down Rex Cooke and then Mallory Moxon, forcing Zeiss into the open , as he is the killer in question - of Peter Perkins, Rex Cooke's messenger/spy. Zeiss and Batman fight, Zeiss claiming that he has trained himself specifically to fight Batman and so cannot lose; Batman turns the tables by introducing Batgirl to the fight, which is soon ended. Lew Moxon soon hears the fracas and orders Batman to leave and to take Zeiss with him.