It has been three months since Bruce Wayne escaped from prison. It has been three months during which Batman has had no obligations to anything other than his mission. His friends/family have figured out that he was framed, but Batman seemingly isn’t interested in proving Bruce Wayne’s innocence because so long as Bruce Wayne is a guilty fugitive he is free. As usual, it is Alfred, always the voice of concern and reason in the Batverse, who reminds Batman that he is needed as Bruce Wayne too. What follows is the slow unraveling of the mystery of who framed Bruce Wayne for Vesper Fairchild’s murder and why. The artwork in this series remains consistently elegant, using cool tones and sharp color contrasts to build dramatic scenes. This wasn’t my favorite volume in the series. It was well written, but it lacked the emotional impact of the other volumes, although it was definitely necessary for plot continuity.
Batman: Bruce Wayne, Fugitive, vol. 2
By Greg Rucka, Devin Grayson, Ed Brubaker
Art By Steve Leiber, Scott McDaniel, Sergio Cariello, Roger Robinson
DC Comics 2002