Crane's in a tricky situation in a Damascus poker room-there are guns at his head, and two million dollars of bribe money at stake. The cash could grant him access to the ancient ruins of Palmyra, and to the secrets of the scroll. Elsewhere, a blood ritual swears a new leader into power.
DC Entertainment's The Batman Who Laughs #1 was December's best-selling comic book. Image Comics' Paper Girls Volume 5 was the month's best-selling graphic novel. Marvel Comics was the month's top publisher overall.