This is the first of a four part mini series written and drawn by the amazing manga artist yoshinori natsume. Of all the super hero characters batman probably translates best into the manga style. His action, hand to hand combat, and gadgets play really well with the art style and his dark , brooding side fits to the story content as his inner demons are often more fierce and dangerous than his external ones. This is a thick book, which reads right to left in the Japanese style, with a lot of content. There is a villain from batman's past that has returned and is attacking the citizens of Gotham and the darknight's dreams. The art is fantastic, there is a two page panel that includes a manga version of all the batman's major rogues that is cool to see, especially the female ones, and the action is swift and exciting. The colorless panels add to the pulp quality of the book and the dark tone of the story. We will also get to see a bit of history during the time Bruce Wayne spent in Japan training to become the bat. It is a great read and if you are into batman, manga, or just looking for a mini series for a change of pace this is one you've got to pick up.