As detailed in Batman: The 12 Cent Adventure #1 Able Crown and other crime bosses are fooled by a hastily, badly implemented plan that Spoiler discovers in Batman's files. The meeting, which is supposed to result in Able and the others falling under the control of Matches Malone, a Batman cover identity, goes badly due to Batman not actually being involved. High tensions result. Able goes for a cigarette and is assumed to be reaching for a weapon. A firefight breaks out, leaving Able and many other crime bosses dead.