Batman Inc. Presents “Tilting at Windmills” by Matt Duarte
This page is five panels, the first three are small and on their own column. The next two are tall, like 2/3rds of the page, and next to each other.
Description: Bruce Wayne sits in the bat cave in front of the computers, still wearing the Batman armor, though without the cowl. He has just gotten there, though he surely is planning to leave soon. Behind him, Alfred is walking into view.
ALFRED: Evening, master Bruce. I trust your trip to Spain was a productive one?
BRUCE WAYNE: Hidalgo has proven more than capable of handling his region.
Description: Bruce has turned around to face Alfred now. There is a smile on his face.
BRUCE: He’s young, idealistic, and impulsive but ready and eager to fight for the greater good. Does that remind you of anyone?
ALFRED: I could think of one or two men I have known that fit that archetype, yes.
Description: Bruce Wayne is now putting on his Batman mask. Walking away, with Alfred in the background.
ALFRED: I trust he is not going to start tilting at windmills when he grows bored, will he?
BRUCE: Funny you should say that...
Description: Here we have Hildago, who is a new character, riding a motorcycle (think The Guardian) with a shield on his back and a large jousting spear on his arm. He is wearing grey metallic armor from the 16th century (see reference) except it has a large Batman symbol on the chest. Behind him Batman is also riding a bike. It’s a relatively empty mountain road.
BRUCE (CAPTION): We had a situation while I was there. An old ghost coming back.
Description: Seen from the top of an industrial wind engine (see reference). There is a fat man on top of it, looking down at the two bikes approaching the place. All around him, there are explosives, and he is holding a detonator in his hand.
BRUCE (CAPTION): A former ally gone awry, actually.
Next: A quixotic quest featuring the Batman of Castilla-La Mancha!