"Manimal: Proving Ground," the extra-sized Part 2 (of 12) of KnightsEnd, continued from Batman (1940) #509. Bruce Wayne and Robin recruit Nightwing, the first Robin, to keep tabs on Batman's activities even as Batman continues his pursuit of the deadly arms dealer while Wayne sets up a training facility in an abandoned logging mill in the hills outside Gotham City. Continues in Detective Comics (1937- ) #676. Written by Alan Grant, with art by Bret Blevins and Bob Smith. Painted cover by Brian Stelfreeze. 52 pages. New Format. Cover price $2.95.