Gordon and Bullock respond to a surprising bank robbery, and that's by Gotham standards. Why? Because Bruce Wayne is the one holding up the bank. Bruce emerges with a hostage, strapped with dynamite, as Gordon tries to reason with him. Gordon can't make sense of the situation, and as Bruce throws a smoke bomb to make his way towards a motorcycle, he grabs a shot gun, and shoots Gordon in the chest (who is wearing a bulletproof vest). As Bruce runs over him, Gordon looks up to see the Batman suit under Bruce's button up shirt.
Days ago, both Bruce and Damian broke up the Reaper's plan to send flowers laced with an airborne poison to a Falcone funeral. As Bruce reviews the cowl's footage of his last mission with his son, Alfred asks if he needs anything, but gets somewhat of a cold shoulder from him. Alfred then tries to tell Bruce not to lose himself again, like he did with Jason, but Bruce refuses to speak about Damian. Alfred changes the subject to a funeral happened later in the day for a man formerly under the employ of Wayne Enterprises to help revitalize the city. Bruce doesn't plan on attending the funeral, but pauses when Alfred says the man died by suicide. This doesn't make sense to Bruce, who knew the man was terminally ill, but had secretly gotten some help (as to not alert shareholders) and was essentially cured of his illness. Bruce then finds that just prior to his apparent suicide, the man was also wanted for multiple murders, something that's even more out of character.
Intrigued by the mystery, Bruce investigates the deceased man's apartment, and finds some hidden flight records that show he was apparently out of the country receiving treatment at the time of the murders. Things get even weirder when the man shows up behind Bruce with a flame thrower, which leads to a batarang to the face. The man makes his escape into the lobby below his apartment, but when Bruce follows him, he can't find the man, even with the help of facial recognition on his cowl.
While returning to the cave, the batcomputer recognizes the DNA sample as the man who had supposedly died. Bruce tells his computer to search for any irregularities, which it finds, but barely any. Turns out, some of Clayface's DNA was found, but Clayface is evolving, where he used to only be able to change his appearance, now he can change himself down to DNA by just coming in contact with a person.
The next day, Bruce meets with Lucius Fox in his office about a new Batsuit, presumably one that would prevent Clayface from gathering any DNA from him. Bruce then asks Lucius how the wake was, which Lucius responds it was "very affecting." Though... it wasn't a wake that was held recently, it was a funeral, and the JIG IS UP! Bruce tries to grab a fire extinguisher to combat Clayface, but is grabbed by the clay monster, as he's apparently a big part in Karlo's attempt to take down Batman once and for all.
Meanwhile, in the backup, we get the first Batman/Superman team-up in this title, as Clark comes to find Bruce, since his calls had been ignored earlier. Clark tries to get Bruce to open up, but Bruce doesn't have any of it, and directs Clark to the situation at hand, odd lights coming from a building, cops going in, and a lot of them not coming out.
Clark sticks with Bruce as he goes into the building where the find what seems to be a will o' the wisp, which aren't exactly a good thing to follow... regardless, they both do. Clark, not being big on paranormal stuff, begins to start feeling sick, as they find a ghostly girl in a room full of dead bodies, with some ritualistic symbols drawn on the floor. Turns out the girl had a friend, who is dead now... but he thought summoning some big old ghostly monster was a good idea, and as Bruce and Clark see said ghost, that's where the book stops.