Batman isn t the only masked crusader in town and Arkham Asylum has many, many cells beyond those detaining the Penguin, the Joker, and Poison Ivy. But this is not the dark, dismal Arkham Asylum of old this modern Arkham is run by the son of the original founder, Jeremiah Arkham. He is determined to improve on his father s methods, and in doing so walks perilously close to the abyss of madness himself. Can Jeremiah cure the Dark Knight when Batman is committed to Arkham for killing a cop? Writer ALAN GRANT (DETECTIVE COMICS) joins artists TIM SALE (BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN), NORM BREYFOGLE (BATMAN), and more in these stories about the men and women in shadow the shadow of the Bat! Collects BATMAN: THE SHADOW OF THE BAT #1-12!"
Alan Grant first entered the comics industry in 1967, writing and editing a variety of British comics. In the late 1980s, with writing partner John Wagner, Grant moved into the American comic market with their first title, the 12-issue miniseries called OUTCASTS for DC Comics. It paved the way for Grant to write Batman in DETECTIVE COMICS and he became one of the main Batman writers through the late 1990s. He has also written LOBO, L.E.G.I.O.N. and The DEMON for DC Comics.