This scene looks like something out of West Side Story.
Batwing and Nightwing have ended up in China to discover why a Nuclear Scientist was kidnapped and blown up in African waters. I forget where exactly so "African waters" is going to have to do. I know Batwing was investigating Somali Pirates so probably the east coast of Africa. But I thought Batwing worked out of the Democratic Republic of Congo? I can't remember! So, anyway, they're in China now fighting a dragon, okay?
Oh, well fuck you, Batwing, for being so eloquent!
I don't care what level Batwing is. You don't fight a dragon alone.
Last issue, the governor of the Democratic Republic of Congo and his entire family and guests were killed in an explosion. Matu, Batwing's Alfred, is the estranged son of the governor and now the only surviving member of the Ba family. Lord Battle has permitted them to be buried in his nation of Tundi.
Oh come on! It's a fucking trap, Matu!
This guy even has his own Super Team! I shall name them. Back row: The Hooded Reliquary. Front Row, left to right: Schwa, Dora the Horror, and The Concierge.
Oh come on! This is the least fair physical match-up in the entire DCnU!
Back in Tundi, Matu sneaks away from his watch and snoops around. He calls Batwing on a phone that will remain scrambled for ten minutes. Matu believes Tundi has oil fields which it shouldn't have. And then he discovers them and tells Batwing! I'm not sure if I should be using exclamation points here. Is this exciting? Is it bad that they have oil rigs? Why? Where does the nuke come in?
Anyway, Matu is shot in the shoulder as Lord Battle discovers him wandering about. He picks up the phone and tells whoever is on the other end (Batwing!) to forget what he heard and to forget Matu Ba because he is dead. As is anyone who enters his country! And guess who is going to be entering his country next month!
Someone really is going to die! Probably! You know, one of the JLI! Duh.