The Joker has gone missing from Arkham Asylum, and even Batman cannot comprehend the grisly evidence the maniacal villain has left behind. It's the work of a new villain... but who could be dangerous enough to outdo the Clown Prince of Crime? His name is the Dollmaker, and now Gotham City's latest psychopath has kidnapped two more potential victims-a young girl and police commissioner Jim Gordon. To save them, Batman must offer up something more enticing to the Dollmaker as bait: himself! Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #0-12 and ANNUAL #1.