Continued from DETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011) #557. The Night-Slayer has marked Nocturna for death, but if means to take her life, he'll have to go through Batman, Robin, and Catwoman first.
- Cover by Tom Mandrake.
- "Death Comes as the End!" written by Doug Moench, penciled and inked by Tom Mandrake, colored by Adrienne Roy and lettered by John Costanza.
Note: Not bannered as a Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover.
Story continues in Detective Comics #558.
The Earth seemed to be coming to an end. Robin, while protecting Nocturna, was attacked by Night-Slayer. Batman got Robin's message while visiting the hospitalized Catwoman; he left to join his partner. Selina broke out of the hospital. Night-Slayer stabbed Nocturna three times while telling her he loved her. Batman arrived and took him on. Robin tried to get Nocturna (who was calling him her son) to safety. Catwoman crashed a helicopter into the observatory where the action was taking place. She helped Batman out, but both her and Night-Slayer were lost in an earthquake. Batman, Robin, Catwoman, and Night-Slayer washed up on the beach. The Crisis loomed near.