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.
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
The old Arkham Asylum, an institution for dangerous criminals has been renovated by the new owner Jeremiah Arkham, the nephew of the original owner Amadeus Arkham. He plans to bury the the past concerning his uncle and begins new treatment for the inmates. While going on his daily run he comes upon his newest patient in shackles... Batman. -summary Being one of DC's bread and butter characters, and no doubt their hottest character around this point and … more