With a hauntingly dark and shadowy Frank Miller rendition of Batman on the cover of this book, looking like a still from The Dark Knight Visits Sin City, there’s little question of what it’s about: Batman. With no colour.
Sadly there’s no Miller story inside, but there’s a raft of other comic greats, with writing from Brian Azzarello to Julius Schwartz, and illustration from Darwyn Cooke to a very unexpected Philip Bond.
Batman’s well suited to this short story format, after all, the characters need little introduction, and it’s always nice to see a mix of great talents do their own thing with such an established character. The contrast of styles is almost as strong as the black and white, but it’s interesting to see Batman given this monochromatic treatment.