"The Last Arkham" was a four-part Batman story arc that started the Shadow of the Bat comic book series in mid-1992. The storyline began in Shadow of the Bat #1 (Jun, 1992), and finished in Shadow of the … see full wiki
Those who have read about the recent events in Batman (# 697) would know that the identity of the Black Mask have indeed been revealed as Jeremiah Arkham. So the question is: did DC really set the groundwork for this revelation? Well, the answer is yes, as the early issues of “Shadow of the Bat” (numbers 1-4, 1992) had one of the best debuts of a new ongoing series with “The LAST ARKHAM”. This story arc now collected in one volume follows the events of the graphic novel … more
This story features the debut of quite possibly Batman's most evil villain in the form of Zsasz. The character is just straight creepy. I commend Alan Grant for writing a very interesting Batman story where the Joker makes an appearance but doesn't steal the show. Highly recommended.