Deacon Blackfire is back from the grave and he’s ready to take revenge on Gotham, while Batwing and Jim Corrigan are helpless to stop him.
The Story:Let’s get the backstory out of the way, three years ago Deacon Blackfire is big shit in Gotham’s slums, gaining a bunch of followers by promising to revitalize their neighborhood, but also drugging and brainwashing them. He’s also got Batman chained up in a basement, attempting to drug and brainwash him as well, lot like “The Cult” but it all goes wrong when Batman gets free, and Blackfire’s men turn on him, eventually beating him to death.
In the present day Gotham, Blackfire has pretty much been resurrected into Maxie Zeus’ body, and all sorts of demonic followers are coming out of hell with him. Batwing and Corrigan can’t do much, as they get swarmed while Blackfire, Joker’s daughter (accompanied by a voice whispering to her off screen) and all the creepy shit begins to rise up from beneath Gotham.
Meanwhile, in Tokyo, Tim and Harper meet with Sergei, who confirms that the nanobots in Gotham are indeed his, but they were stolen from him, and he also takes a liking to Harper and her skills. Tim doesn’t necessarily believe him, so he “requests” that Sergei come back to Gotham with him.