This trade paperback reprints Batman stories from the following comic book issues:
- Batman #321 (Dreadful Birthday, Dear Joker... ! from March, 1980);
- Batman #348 (Shadow Play from June, 1982);
- Batman #374 (Pieces of Penguin! from August, 1984);
- Detective Comics #500 (To Kill A Legend from March, 1981);
- Detective Comics #518 (He With Secrets Fears the Sound... from September, 1982);
- Detective Comics #519 (...When Velvet Paws Caress the Ground! from October, 1982);
- Detective Comics #571 (Fear for $ale from February, 1987);
- New Titans #55 (Transition from June, 1989);
- Batman Special #1 (Player on the Other Side from June, 1984).
This paperback also an introduction of the Outsiders called A Batman and the Outsiders Primer. This introduction was printed in DC Sampler #3 from November, 1984.
- This paperback includes an introduction by John Wells.