This paperback collects the 1995 Year One Annuals of four Batman villains. The stories re-tell the first encounter of Batman with those four villains: Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Scarecrow and Man-Bat. Those stories were printed in the annuals of the four Batman comic book series of that time: Batman: Shadow of the Bat, Detective Comics, Batman and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight.
This paperback collects the Year One stories of the following comic books:
- Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #3 (the Year One story of Poison Ivy: Year One: Poison Ivy)
- Detective Comics Annual #8 (the Year One story of The Riddler: Questions Multiply the Mystery)
- Batman Annual #19 (the Year One story of Scarecrow: Scarecrow - Masters of Fear)
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Annual #5 (the Year One story of Man-Bat: Wings)
- No special notes.