By Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale. Written as the sequel to the critically acclaimed BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, this trade paperback continues to the tell the story of an early time in Batman's life when James Gordon, Harvey Dent, and the vigilante himself were all just beginning their roles as Gotham's protectors. Once a town controlled by organized crime, Gotham City suddenly finds itself infested with colorful and maniacal villains such as Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, and the Joker. Witnessing his city's dark evolution, Batman, joined by his youthful sidekick Robin, matures into a true hero capable of facing these new and extraordinary threats. FC SC 392pg.