Finally discovering his mother isn't the happy reunion that Jason Todd was hoping for when it's revealed that she's been blackmailed into working with the Joker. Batman left in the batcopter to follow the Joker's convoy of vehicles. Jason went to confront his mother about the blackmail, but she leads him into a trap set by the Joker. The Joker beats Jason with a crow bar until he is nearly dead. He and his mother are tied up and the Joker leaves a bomb behind and escapes. Meanwhile, Batman confronts the convoy. During the battle the batcopter is shot down, so Batman takes one of the convoy trucks back to the camp where Jason and his mother are, but when he arrives the building explodes.
- 48 page issue.
- Alfred Pennyworth and Sharmin Rosen flashback appearances.
- Ralph Bundy mentioned.