Written by: Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant, Doug Moench Pencils by: Brian Apthorp, Stewart “Staz” Johnson, Joe StPierre, Lee Weeks Inks by: Terry Austin, Ray McCarthy, Bill Sienkiewicz, Cam Smith Cover by: Lee Weeks
In the first tale, James Gordon and the Huntress are trapped on a hijacked subway car and must take the situation into their own hands. Plus, an Anarky tale by Alan Grant and Doug Moench focuses on the Dark Knight.
Written by: Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant, Doug Moench Pencils by: Dusty Abell, Rodolfo Damaggio, Liam Sharp Inks by: Terry Austin, Rob Leigh, Mike Sellers Cover by: Val Semeiks
Robin must battle the remorseless Feedback, a crazed killer who is about to kill his last hostage. Plus, Commissioner Sarah Gordon faces a crisis at police headquarters. And in the final tale, Harold, the Batcave’s mechanic, shows his mettle when he witnesses a crime in progress.
Written by: Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant, Doug Moench Pencils by: Gabriel Gecko, Jennifer Graves, Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Stelfreeze Inks by: Robert Campanella, Wayne Faucher Cover by: Brian Bolland
The Riddler tries to shake his obsession with riddle-related crimes and joins the operation of a powerful Gotham City crime boss. But Edward Nigma’s addiction may prove to be too much to resist. Plus, Killer Croc is hounded through the Louisiana bayou by angry townspeople, and the origin of Mr. Zsasz is revealed.
Written by: Chuck Dixon, Garth Ennis, Christopher Priest Pencils by: Frank Fosco, Matt Haley, John McCrea Inks by: John McCrea, Mike Sellers, Stan Woch Cover by: Jim Balent
A Contagion tie-in issue! Batman learns of a secret government entity that might be able to provide a cure for the Clench. Meanwhile, Huntress searches for a student who lost his family to the plague, and Robin lies dying from the plague in the Batcave, his body wracked with pain and his mind racing with images of what could have been.
Written by: Howard Chaykin, Tommy Lee Edwards, Alan Grant, John Ostrander, Kim Yale Pencils by: Tommy Lee Edwards, Scott McDaniel, Brian Stelfreeze, Karl Story Inks by: John Paul Leon, Ray McCarthy Cover by: Howard Chaykin
Events that led Barbara Gordon to become the master cyber-sleuth, Oracle, are revealed. Plus, a tale of young Bruce Wayne before the death of his parents forging the beginnings of a lifelong relationship with the man who would become friend, confidant, even surrogate father: Alfred Pennyworth.
Written by: Brian Augustyn, Mark Nevins, Dennis O’Neil Art by: Dave De’Antiquis Pencils by: Quique Alcatena, Jesse Delperdang, Curt Swan Inks by: John Dell, Ray McCarthy Cover by: Michael William Kaluta
An ancient journal reveals to Batman the tale of a mysterious immortal who has clashed with Ra’s al Ghul repeatedly through the centuries. Then, at the dawn of his career, before his return to Gotham City, Bruce Wayne learns an important final lesson from a master detective. Lastly, in a story set in Colonial times, the circumstances surrounding the founding of Gotham City are revealed.
Written by: Devin Grayson, Mike Grell, Jerry Ordway Pencils by: Jim Aparo, Rodolfo Damaggio, Lee Weeks Inks by: Rodolfo Damaggio, Jesse Delperdang, Sal Velluto Cover by: Lee Weeks
Superman and Batman are at odds over a woman on death row. The Man of Steel sees a chance for her redemption, while the Dark Knight believes justice must take its course. Also, Nightwing is visited in Blüdhaven by his former Titans ally, Donna Troy.
Written by: Sholly Fisch, Graham Nolan, John Stanisci Pencils by: Sal Buscema, Graham Nolan, Douglas Wheatley Inks by: Graham Nolan, John Stanisci, Wade von Grawbadger Cover by: Walt Simonson
In order to prove undying loyalty to her father, Ra’s al Ghul, Talia is dispatched to Gotham City to eliminate Batman once and for all. Also, in the first back-up story, Commissioner Gordon can only close an old case by teaming up with former Gotham City DA, Harvey Dent, a.k.a. Two-Face. And a secret of the Batcave is revealed: the origin of the Dinosaur trophy.
Written by: Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson, Andrew Helfer Pencils by: Duncan Fegredo, Cully Hamner, Dwayne Turner Inks by: Robert Campanella, Duncan Fegredo, Danny Miki Cover by: Hugh Fleming
Batgirl, Mr. Freeze, and Poison Ivy–in three offbeat tales. First, a glimpse at the first teaming of Batgirl and Robin! Then, in the first back-up, Batman and Robin battle Mr. Freeze, the perpetrator of a heinous crime…or is he? And finally, Batman must give in to Poison Ivy’s blackmail when Gotham is besieged by her plant-animal hybrids.
Written by: Chris Duffy, Gary Frank, Bob Gale Pencils by: Gary Frank, Javier Saltares, Bill Sienkiewicz Inks by: Mike Sellers, Bill Sienkiewicz, Cam Smith Cover by: Phil Winslade
Enter the mind of a grade-school student whose reputation depends on coming up with proof that he has, in fact, experienced a first-hand Batman sighting. Then, an average Gothamite cannot rely on the myth of Batman to save his beloved. And finally, a bum tells a teenaged gangster-wannabe how The Bat brought him down from the top of the world and destroyed his life as a member of Gotham’s elite underworld.
Written by: Chuck Dixon, John Francis Moore, Paul Pope Pencils by: Quique Alcatena, Kieron Dwyer, Paul Pope Inks by: Quique Alcatena, Kieron Dwyer, Paul Pope Cover by: Paul Pope
A series of Elseworlds tales! Batman as a hero in Berlin in 1939; Batman as a seafarer in the 17th century; and Bruce Wayne as a private eye in the 1940s trying to track a mysterious cat-woman.
Written by: Rick Burchett, Devin Grayson, Klaus Janson, Kelley Puckett, Chris Renaud Pencils by: Rick Burchett, Klaus Janson, Alex Maleev, Marcos Martin, Kelley Puckett, Chris Renaud Inks by: Rick Burchett, Vince Giarrano, Klaus Janson, Alex Maleev, Bob McLeod, Bill Sienkiewicz Cover by: Mark Buckingham
Bruce Wayne hires some gangsters to help rescue people trapped by the earthquake. Ra’s al Ghul tries to determine the best way to take advantage of the earthquake while the Penguin tries to take advantage of the earthquake by winning favors from trapped victims. Robin helps rescue a person trapped under some rubble; and some crooked cops who try to turn in Two-Face to the police have the tables turned on them. Cataclysm part 10.
Written by: Eric Fein, Bill Majeski, Robert L. Washington III Pencils by: Sal Buscema, Simon Coleby, Yvel Guichet Inks by: Robert Campanella, Dick Giordano, Stan Woch Cover by: Eddie Newll
Tales of the Gotham Central PD, including Detectives Montoya and Blazak tracking down a man who is terrorizing the waterfront by shooting people with a harpoon gun.
Written by: Bruce Canwell, Lisa Klink, Greg Rucka Pencils by: Jim Aparo, David Boller, Sal Buscema Inks by: Drew Geraci, James Hodgkins, Aaron Sowd Cover by: Sal Buscema
In the wake of the Cataclysm, Wayne Manor’s defenses have been destroyed and only one thing stands between looters and the discovery of the Batcave: Alfred Pennyworth. Plus, Huntress searches for a vanished school bus, and Renee Montoya’s brother tells her about one of his jet fighter battles in the Gulf.
Written by: Marco Palmieri, Kelley Puckett, Greg Rucka Pencils by: Roger Cruz, James Hodgkins, Joe Staton Inks by: James Hodgkins, Sean Parsons, Bill Sienkiewicz Cover by: Dan Norton
Batman infiltrates a criminal organization that’s taking advantage of the chaos in Gotham, but before he can act in the city’s best interest, Green Lantern literally drops into the conflict. Also, Man-Bat rescues Oracle from quake-ravaged Gotham and takes her to his home in a church steeple, and the Question helps the Huntress reach an epiphany as they track black-market medical-supply sellers.
Written by: Steve Englehart, Joe Harris, Graham Nolan Pencils by: Eric Battle, Graham Nolan, Javier Pulido Inks by: Rob Hunter, Graham Nolan, Dave Stewart Cover by: Javier Pulido
A Year One tale! Mere days after Bruce Wayne assumed his role as the Dark Knight, the hero suffers the difficulties of juggling two lives. The sacrifices it entails cut deep when stopping a crime wave in Gotham costs him a chance at love.
Written by: Scott Beatty, Ian Edginton, Devin Grayson Pencils by: Yvel Guichet, Kuumba Mshindo, Dean Zachary Inks by: Bob Almond, Hector Collazo, Phyllis Novin Cover by: Yvel Guichet
Catwoman crosses paths with the metahumans of Relative Heroes as the Weinbergs’ road trip takes them through Gotham City. Plus, Robin must protect his secret identity during a visit to Brentwood Academy by emerald-skinned photographer Jade.
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis, Jordan Gorfinkel, Lee Loughridge Pencils by: Michael Gaydos, Dick Giordano, Lee Loughridge Inks by: Michael Gaydos, Lee Loughridge, Joe Rubinstein Cover by: Pander Brothers
An array of Elseworlds tales of the Dark Knight! First, a teenage club hopper from another dimension is accidentally transported to a Gotham City where Batman is seen not as a scourge of evil but as a marketing tool. Then, in Citizen Wayne –written by Brian Michael Bendis–reporter Clark Kent strives to learn the terrible secret of mysterious billionaire Bruce Wayne. Finally, a wordless story set in a bizarre city full of Bat-people finds a Batman and Batwoman taking their young son on a fateful trip to the movies…a night that ends in tragedy.
Written by: Chuck Dixon, Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, Darren Vincenzo Pencils by: Rodolfo Damaggio, Gordon Purcell, Jordan Raskin Inks by: Rodolfo Damaggio, Danny Miki, Sean Parsons, Jordan Raskin Cover by: Jordan Raskin
The deadly Lady Shiva takes center stage in a story that finds the assassin in Paris, attempting to settle the score with a hired killer who crossed her path years before. Plus, a mission for Ra’s Al Ghul goes dangerously wrong for his daughter, Talia.
Written by: Jay Faerber, Michael Jan Friedman, Doug Moench Pencils by: Bo Hampton, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Ryan, Cam Smith Inks by: Bo Hampton, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Ryan, Cam Smith Cover by: Brian Stelfreeze
The series ends with a treasure trove of stories about the people, places, and tools in the life of Batman…First, the perpetually underappreciated Alfred stops a crime on his own. Then, a tale of one of Batman’s most recognizable tools in crime fighting–the Batmobile! Finally, the wisecracking private eye Jason Bard has his own solo tale.