The Batman badly needs sleep, but is forced to cope with routine problems during the day as Bruce Wayne and criminals plague Gotham City at night.
Batman, wounded by one of Dr. Fang's gang, must face the final deathtrap of the Calendar Man.
Featuring the first appearance of Black Mask! After losing control of his company, cosmetics king Roman Sionis becomes the criminal known as Black Mask in order to take revenge. Continued in DETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011) #553.
Bruce Wayne hosts a masquerade ball at Wayne Manor in hopes of luring the criminal Black Mask into a confrontation.
Batman becomes involved in CIA and KGB affairs in order to help a Russian agent trap the Dark Rider, a terrorist that plans a plutonium deathtrap for America.
Batman and Katia track down the Dark Rider, who seeks to pollute Gotham's water supply with plutonium.
Featuring the First Appearance of Film Freak! Batman and Catwoman team up to hunt down the villainous Film Freak, while Robin teams with Bullock for an investigation of their own.
Batman and Robin pursue Two-Face while Catwoman tracks down a woman who has a vendetta against Black Mask.
Batman and Catwoman continue to try to get the goods on Roy Spivey, who has shrunk the head of his decapitated victim.
Featuring an introduction by Stephen King! As Batman ponders the note sent to him as a warning, all of his foes are sprung from Arkham Asylum.
Tommy Carma escapes from Arkham Asylum and discovers a mysterious cave...a cave with a giant penny and dinosaur...
Featuring the first appearance of the KGBeast! The KGBeast arrives in Gotham on a mission to cripple the country's strategic defense initiative.
The KGBeast proves to be a skilled and cunning foil for Batman, who chases the villain across the city in order to halt the assassinations.
Batman and the KGBeast battle on the rooftops of Gotham City, but just when the Dark Knight thinks he has the upper hand, the KGBeast shows him just how wrong he is!
Batman tracks the KGBeast into the sewers and tries his best to prevent the assassination of President Ronald Reagan.
Still wounded from his previous encounter with the NKVDemon, Batman attends a hockey game in the Soviet Union.
The Penguin has the brilliant Harold create a technology that can control birds. Continued in DETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011) #615!
Continued from DETECTIVE COMICS #615! The Penguin threatens the security of the United States...and there's not a thing Batman can do to stop him!
Batman is led through a labyrinthine urban maze by his old nemesis the Riddler, who seems to have changed into an abominable monster with one purpose: to drive Batman insane.
The Riddler's sinister puzzle continues to unravel, and even the dead are rising from their graves to stop Batman's pursuit.
As Vicki Vale investigates the "crimes of whim" plaguing Gotham, Tim Drake's frustration grows after he attends his mother's funeral.
Batman's pursuit of Vicki Vale leads him to the culprit behind the "crimes of whim," while Tim Drake grapples with whether or not to put on the Robin suit.
While Batman tries to fight the effects of Scarecrow's fear toxins, Tim Drake must overcome his own fears if he hopes to rescue the Caped Crusader.
The Boy Wonder learns that his adversary, King Snake, didn't die in Hong Kong...he survived and has come to Gotham seeking revenge!
The streets of Gotham erupt as Triad gangs battle the Ghost Dragons for underworld supremacy, while Batman tries to keep Robin out of King Snake's way.
King Snake wants Robin dead, but he'll have to go through Batman to get him...while the murderous Lynx does her best to help destroy the Boy Wonder.
With his memory restored, Batman has a final encounter with Night-Slayer and Hamilton Hill, with Robin and Nocturna in his corner.
The Mad Hatter attacks Gotham City using a gang under his mind-controlled sway by their hats.
Jason Todd is adopted by Nocturna, who becomes the Mad Hatter's mind-controlled pawn against Batman.
Bruce Wayne continues his war against Nocturna's adoption attempt in the courts while, as Batman, he must fight the recently escaped Thief of Night.
Batman tries to crack a scare-for-hire party service which he suspects is targeting its clients for burglaries.
Mr. Freeze returns with a giant ice-cannon, which he intends to use to freeze and loot Gotham City.
The Penguin is on the loose and out to steal the plans for the Pentagon's "early bird" warning system.
The Scarecrow discovers a method of broadcasting waves of fear, and turns them against Batman and Robin.
Boxer Tommy Dunfey gets a title shot at world champion Michael Greene, not knowing that someone will try to kill Greene during the bout.
Catman escapes jail again with the intention of stealing a statue of the Egyptian cat goddess Bast.
Harvey Bullock plays double agent by pretending to be in Dr. Fang's employ--and ends up putting Batman and Robin on the crimelord's trail.
Dick Grayson officially passes along the mantle of Robin to Jason Todd, who accompanies Batman on a "shakedown cruise" around Gotham.
Poison Ivy returns and takes control of business executives by means of special plants in order to create sentient "plant-men" slaves.
As rebels and government forces clash in Guatemala, Batman battles the Joker alongside a brand new ally: Jason Todd who debuts as the new Robin!