"A Friend in Need" and "Taking Sides"
Batman Allies page 00
Batman Allies Secret Files and Origins 2005
Jun 29, 2005
Written by Russell Lissau; Andersen Gabrych
Cover by Al Barrioneuvo, Bit, Guy Major
Pencilled by Brad Walker; Tom Derenick
Inked by Jimmy Palmiotti; Ray Snyder
Colored by Giulia Brusco; Greg Wright
Lettering by Jared K. Fletcher
Previous Issue Robin #134
Next Issue Detective Comics #809

Discover how Batman has been affected by the loss of his partners! Batman must face Gotham City's danger alone for the first time in years, face the GCPD, and deal with Spoiler's death. Plus, profiles of Batman's former allies by Pete Woods, Phil Hester and more!

Summary of Stephness: Batman, violent and angry after Stephanie's death, is taking the streets alone after his allies have either died or left the city. Two of those allies, Cassandra Cain and Tim Drake, patrol Blüdhaven together. They each struggle to deal with the scars Stephanie's death has left on their lives, a process made much more difficult by the television announcement that Stephanie Brown was Robin.

Other Formats/Collected In:
Digital Comic Book

“Taking Sides” Collected In:
Batman: War Crimes TPB

"A Friend in Need"

  • Basfao 2005 page 7

"Taking Sides"

  • Basfao 2005 page 34
  • Basfao 2005 page 35
  • Basfao 2005 page 40