Broken City (comics)

"Broken City"

Cover of Broken City #1 (Batman #620).
Publisher DC Comics
Publication date December 2003 – May 2004
Title(s) Batman #620–625
Main character(s) Batman
Killer Croc
The Joker
The Ventriloquist
Creative team
Writer(s) Brian Azzarello
Artist(s) Eduardo Risso
Letterer(s) Clem Robins
Colorist(s) Patricia Mulvihill
Editor(s) Will Dennis
Bob Schreck
Hardcover ISBN 1-4012-0133-4
Softcover ISBN 1401202144

"Broken City" is a DC Comics storyline that appeared in Batman #620–625, written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso. It features the characters Batman, Killer Croc, The Penguin and the Ventriloquist.


Batman investigates the murder of Elizabeth Lupo, believed to have been killed by Killer Croc. Batman deduces that Lupo's brother Angel hired Croc to murder his sister. While chasing Angel down an alley, it appears the fleeing suspect murdered a father and mother leaving their son an orphan. Infuriated by the similarity of this murder to his own parents murder Batman interrogates various people, such as Margo Farr (Angel Lupo's lover), the Penguin and the Ventriloquist, in mad pursuit of Angel. At last Batman learns that Angel was innocent, Margo Farr hired Croc to murder Elizabeth and the newly orphaned boy murdered his own parents. All this time the Joker has been monitoring Batman's movements.

Following this story in the Batman comic book series are the events of "As the Crow Flies".

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