Five years after he disappeared, Bruce Wayne has returned to Gotham City, determined to wage a secret war on crime. The city is in the merciless grip of the Red Hood gang, many of whose members have been blackmailed into a life of crime by the mysterious Red Hood Number One. Before long Bruce is forced out into the open and his return becomes public. In order to continue his fight he decides that he must become something more - the Batman!
Collects Batman #21-26.
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