Another night falls over Gotham City and with the darkness crawls the crime and villainy from the shadows. The days of The Batman and other notable super heroes are but faded memories; violence and despair are now the harbingers of our time. But one event will set into motion: when Harvey "Two-Face" Dent shuns a former rehabilitated life for a descent into corruption, an aged and weathered Bruce Wayne dones the mask and cape once more.

The Dark Knight and the brave young Carrie Kelly at his side as Robin have finally reclaimed Gotham City and allowed a ray of hope to penetrate the reign of terror that The Mutants cast upon their city. With Batman back in the spotlight, the extended media coverage has awoken a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum - The Joker! Destined to be Batman's mortal enemy, The Joker has a diabolical scheme that may put Batman down to the darkest levels of insanity. Meanwhile, on the horizon, a global catastrophe races toward Gotham, and with it comes a familiar face, the Man of Steel, though this time he has Batman in his sights.

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