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Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special

Genres: Action, Adventure, Superhero

Publisher: DC Comics

Writer: Jeph Loeb

Artist: Tim Sale

Publication date: 1993

Status: Completed

Views: 18,122

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A series of annual Halloween one-shots by writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale as part of the Legends of the Dark Knight series. Like the main series, these were set during the early parts of Batman's career.

The three specials are titled "Choices" ( released in 1993), "Madness" (released in 1994) and "Ghosts" (released in 1995). The first special, "Choices", features the Scarecrow as Batman chases him across Gotham on a Halloween night. The second special, titled "Madness", is set early in Batman's career and a young Barbara Gordon is kidnapped by the Mad Hater as he plans to make her one of his Alices. The last special, based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Bruce is visited by three spirits on Halloween, in the form of Poison Ivy (Halloweens Past), The Joker (Halloweens Present), and a spirit version of Batman (Halloweens Future).

These specials served as the inspiration, along with editor Archie Goodwin, for Loeb and Sale to go on to create the now classic trilogy of Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman: Dark Victory and Catwoman: When in Rome.

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