One of the most famous Batman stories of all time is offered for the first time in hardcover in this special twentieth-anniversary edition. This is the unforgettable story that forever changed Batmans world, adding a new element of darkness with its unflinching portrayal ofThe Jokers twisted psyche. Writer Alan Moore, acclaimed author of WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA, offers his take on the disturbing relationship between The Dark Knight and his greatest foe.The Clown Prince of Crime has never been more ruthless than in this brutal tale. This special new edition also includes a story written and exquisitely illustrated by Brian Bolland, which originally appeared in BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE VOL. 1.Moore, Alan is the author of 'The Batman', published 2008 under ISBN 9781401216672 and ISBN 1401216676.