Young. Inexperienced. Untested. Before his one-man war to save the soul of Gotham City truly began, the vigilante known as Batman was new to its dark streets. Though his mind, body, and aresenal of crime-fighting gear had all been honed to near-perfection, his methods were unproven, his errors costly. But the Dark Knight can't afford a single mistake. The crime lord called Black Mask is out to consolidate his power over the police and politicians alike. And the arms dealer known as the Penguin is importing bigger, deadlier weapons by the day.