This paperback collects the Batman: Gothic storyline which was written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Klaus Janson. It was published from April, 1990 to August, 1990 in the comic book series Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. The storyline takes place early in the career of Batman.
In this storyline Batman must defeat an immortal killer while dealing with a terrifying horror from Bruce Wayne's youth. While plagued by nightmares about a headmaster from his childhood, Batman investigates the murders of the major crime bosses in Gotham. Discovering the culprit is a serial child killer whom the mafia had drowned years ago, the Dark Knight Detective goes after the mysterious Mister Whisper. But when Batman confronts the macabre killer he realizes that he is actually the headmaster who used to torment Bruce Wayne as a boy. Encumbered by adolescent fear, the Caped Crusader must find a way to stop this unkillable man from unleashing a lethal plague on Gotham.
This paperback collects the following comic books:
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #6 (Man Without a Shadow)
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #7 (The Death Ship)
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #8 (The Burning Nun)
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #9 (The Hangman's Tale)
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #10 (Walpurgisnacht)
- No special notes.