|"The Victim Syndicate - Part One: I Saw the Devil"|
|Detective Comics #943|
|October 26, 2016|
|Written by||James Tynion IV|
|Cover by||Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson|
|Pencilled by||Alvaro Martinez|
|Inked by||Raul Fernandez|
|Colored by||Brad Anderson|
|Lettering by||Marilyn Patrizio|
|Edited by||Chris Conroy, Dave Wielgosz and Mark Doyle|
|Previous Issue||Detective Comics #942|
|Next Issue||Detective Comics #944|
Harper to Steph: "The Bluebird costume is in a locked trunk in my closet, and that's where it's staying. I can do way more out here as Harper Row in the real world. Plus, I'm way less likely to end up in one of these beds."
“THE VICTIM SYNDICATE” part one! Batman can’t save everyone-innocent people sometimes fall in the war against evil that he’s declared in Gotham. But what happens when those victims start to fight back…and they don’t only blame the criminals who shattered their lives? Batman’s never faced an enemy like this, and his team may find themselves questioning everything they know about what heroes do!
Steph, in the meanwhile, is visiting Harper Row and Jean-Paul Valley at Leslie Thompkins's Free Clinic. She's looking for a reason to keep heroing, but Harper's retirement from the cowl makes the situation less than easy. Despite the difference in their perspectives, Harper feels deeply for Steph in her grief and pain.
As they walk out of the clinic, Steph says she hasn't slept since Tim's death, and wants to skip the police fundraiser that night. Harper refuses to let her, and as Steph speaks, she notices a masked figure on a street light nearby, but the figure quickly disappears.
At the fundraiser, Steph tells Harper to stop drooling over Luke Fox's flying car, and the two are joined by Cass and Clayface. She's gently if absently encouraging to Clayface as they enter the party.