Finally, after all this time, DC has decided to collect one of the most seminal runs ever, Batman by da Boyz, Doug Moench, Kelley Jones, and John Beatty, and fans could not be more delighted. Many folks only know Jones' artwork from the Batman Vampire Trilogy, Batman Unseen and Batman Gotham After Midnight, and while those are all INSANELY good books, this is where Kelley really shined best on the month to month short Batman tales. These are the more intimate stories that Jones and Moench weaved month after month after glorious month. These are the Bat stories that were not part of DC's overall picture, that were NOT part of DCs big event stories. These were straight up Batman stories. And they hold up brilliantly. There is a cohesiveness to the storytellingt, a master plan, and of course the art...well the art is magical. Moody, dark, atmospheric...Kelley brings all the best of Wrightson and Rogers to bear, and the pages sing. So many things to see...always look into the smoke...always look closely at the capes, the costymes, the sky----something or someone is always lurking. This is how Batman should be done. This is the Dark Knight. Can't finsih up a review of this book without mentioning the genius of Mr. Beatty. he is a storyteller in his own right and brought so much more to the table on this book than inks. This book is the sum of all of its parts, and is the clearest demonstration of what three creators at the top of their game can create when left to their own devices. This ladies and gentlemen is Batman done right. Highest possible recommendation.