CREDITS: Written by Ty Templeton; art by Rick Burchett.
REVIEW: Ra's al Ghul wants to kill off a good portion of humanity and has the means to do it. Talia isn't really on board, but she won't completely betray her father... We've seen it all before.
What we haven't seen is Rick Burchett unleash so much dynamic violence on the page. This issue is worth getting for its battle scenes alone. They hit HARD. Even Ra's gets his skull cracked! And it's not repetitive. There's street action with Robin involved, a cool bat-glider sequence, Batman fighting cultists in a hazmat suit, and an aerial fight with Ubu as he takes the virus to American shores. Burchett uses silence well, and makes the hits hurt. I can't believe how much he's developed as a penciller since they let him fly solo.