Bruce Wayne, back on his feet after a miraculous recovery from a broken spine, is trying his best to recoup his aura of invincibility and preserve the legacy of the Batman. He's also trying to restore the goodwill he lost by allowing Jean-Paul Valley to become his proxy during his rehabilitation process.As such, Bruce approaches longtime colleague and former ward Dick Grayson to step into his shoes. At first, Dick seems like a natural choice to become the next Batman. After all, he grew up in the Batcave and shadowed Batman on all his early adventures. Now, as the prodigal son, Dick learns to appreciate the intense weight and responsibility that comes with wearing the iconic cape and cowl. Batman: Prodigal is the penultimate chapter in the nine-volume series commonly known as Batman: Knightfall. It collects Batman #512-514, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #32-34, Detective Comics #679-681 and Robin #0 and #11-13, as well as additional bonus material featuring Brian Stelfreeze cover art.