Title: Close Before Striking: Act Three
Synopsis: Batman tracks the Ventriloquist, intent on killing him. As the physical conflict goes on, he fights an inner battle between his persona and "Matches". In the end he is able to shrug off the "Matches" persona and just take Ventriloquist into custody.
Character Appearances: Batman; Nightwing; Oracle; Ventriloquist
Credits: Brian K. Vaughan (Script), Scott McDaniel (Pencils), Karl Story (Inks), Roberta Tewes; Wildstorm F/X (separations) (Colors), John Costanza (Letters).