After years of absence, Commissioner Gordon's
son, James Jr
. has returned to Gotham City
. With him, comes mystery of why he has been gone so long and who James Jr. truly is. While Jim doesn't know what to think, his daughter, Barbara
,does, claiming her brother is a monster. Eventually coming face to face with his long lost son, Jim might just find out what he had secretly been fearing for years.
"Skeleton Cases" was originally an over arching back-up story within Detective Comics
written by Scott Snyder
and drawn by Francesco Francavilla
, but starting in 2011, DC Comics cut back-up features in their "Holding the Line at $2.99" campaign. In order to continue the story, Snyder (who was writing Detective Comics' main feature as well) and DC decided to have Detective Comics alternate back and froth between Dick Grayson
starring as Batman and Jim Gordon in "Skeleton Cases."