- ^Batman #396
- ^Batman #397
- ^Detective Comics #564
- ^Batman #398
- ^Detective Comics #565
- ^Batman #399
- ^Batman #400
- ^Convergence: Batman and the Outsiders #1
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Upon graduation, however, Bruce began to re-evaluate his future. He recognized the fact that law enforcement agencies were often the victims of an endless bureaucracy that hampered them from meting out true justice. For instance, one of his law professors, Rexford taught him a bitter lesson in the concept of shared culpability in felony homicide in the eyes of the law, even when one participant in the original non-violent felony had nothing to do with the deadly act, which Wayne considered intolerably unjust. As a result, Wayne could not in good conscience follow such an ineffective path.  Bruce decided to travel the world in preparation for his ultimate crusade. During this journey, he visited many places for different purposes. For example, he trained in Mexico with a witch doctor to hone his wisdom and learn to trust his instincts. 
Together, Wayne and Grayson would protect Gotham City from many costumed villains as well as many powerful crime lords and mob bosses. Batman and Robin also started working in many far-reaching cases outside of Gotham City, which would involve other heroes, most notably Superman. 
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Shortly after, the Outsider struck again, this time by the means of the Blockbuster, whom he had manipulated since the beginning in order to eliminate Batman. The Dynamic Duo managed to defeat Blockbuster, but the Outsider escaped.  Later, Batman and Robin had to fight against the Cluemaster, a costumed criminal who tried to discover Batman’s identity, but was ultimately captured by the heroes.  After this, Batman was utterly charmed by the new criminal in town, Poison Ivy, that he almost allowed her to escape. However, he pulled himself together and captured the gorgeous and cunning criminal.  After this, Batman and Robin stopped the notorious enemy of The Flash, The Weather Wizard from his crime rampage in Gotham City  and Batman later stopped the Hooded Hangman.  Finally after months of indirect encounters, Batman and Robin confronted and defeated the Outsider, just to realize that it was their butler Alfred, all along. Alfred had been revived using experimental machines, which turned him into the Outsider, but after he was defeated, he returned to normal and resumed his activities as Bruce Wayne’s butler. 
Shortly after, Batman rescued Commissioner Gordon from a vengeful martial artist who had sought revenge against him.  Then, Batman was challenged by the Stalker, a big-time hunter, to a deadly hunt, which Stalker eventually lost.  When Batman was framed for the murder of a talk show host, the GCPD chased down Batman and hunted him as a criminal. For a short moment, Batman worked outside of the law, until he cleared his own name and Commissioner Gordon resumed their partnership with Batman.  Afterwards, Batman was partially responsible for the tragic accident that transformed Philip Reardon into the Ten-Eyed Man, a blind villain capable of seeing though his fingertips.  Not long after this, Batman confronted a costumed killer known as The Reaper while looking for Nazi criminals. Unfortunately, Reaper met his ultimate demise as Batman tried to save him from himself. 
Batman continued his crusade against crime, ignoring Ra’s intentions, but he was soon prompted to save Talia from killing one of Ra’s former scientists, who had developed a formula which could be turned into a deadly plague.  After this, Batman started investigating the murder of another scientist and the theft of his brain. He was joined by Talia, but he learned that she had interrupted his investigation on purpose to cover Ra’s criminal activities. When Batman learned that Ra’s was behind the gruesome crime, he realized Ra’s evil nature and their longtime rivalry started. Although, Ra’s became his enemy, Batman still had romantic feelings for Talia. 
Soon after this, Batman was told by Two-Face about Joker’s escape attempt from Arkham Asylum and he tried to stop the madman, but he failed and was dosed with a special variation of Joker Venom. The drug would’ve killed Batman in 72 hours, but Batman managed to locate the one scientist who could create a cure and afterwards, he captured the Joker.  The next time Joker escaped, he poisoned an entire prison population and forced Batman to fight Wildcat in order to provide the antidote. Batman tricked the Joker into surrendering the antidote and afterwards captured him.  Eventually, Joker escaped from Arkham again and the final confrontation between him and Batman took place inside an amusement park’s house of mirrors, where Joker was recaptured. 
Afterwards, Selina Kyle tried to go straight and forget her criminal career as Catwoman. She approached Bruce and they started a serious relationship.  However, when Selina learned about Bruce’s background check on her, she distanced herself from him until things were cleared.  Bruce apologized to Selina and they resumed their relationship.