continued from Nightwing #19, continued next in Azreal #40
Shortly after the quake, it appeared Wayne-owned buildings were the only ones left without major structural damage. Bruce Wayne had seen to it that all of his buildings were quake-proof up to 8.5. Wayne Manor and the Batcave were destroyed. With all the exits blocked, Batman strapped on scuba gear and promised Alfred he'd be back soon. Barbara Gordon rallied the police force; Bulloch found Commissioner Gordon. At 8:52, the first aftershock hit.