by DC This issue features Batman teaming up with Arsenal-- Roy Harper, the former Speedy/Checkmate agent/CBI agent/ drug addict who was fresh out of a book after "New Titans" had folded. He's received a picture from the KGBeast, who's holding Cheshire hostage. Cheshire's the re-hashed assassin who Arsenal knocked up and produced a little girl with. She also nuked the country of Qurac sometime in the late 80's or early 90's (oft-referenced event, but I can't recall where that happened-- maybe in an issue of "Checkmate"?). Now, KGBeast has arranged to sell her to a group of Quracis, at an airport outside of Gotham City. Arsenal goes to his old Titans buddy Nightwing for assistance. Nightwing's busy with Blackmask's False Face Society and refers Arsenal to Batman.