As a result, Batman comics that occupy this time period can get away with representing more contemporary anxieties and realistic portrayals of violence. Additionally, a lot of character-based mileage can be strung out of a Bruce Wayne who's still finding himself. These factors have resulted in some exceptional comics throughout the years.
Set in year two of Batman's war on crime, writer Joesph Loeb and artist Tim Sale's Batman: The Long Halloween, is widely considered the greatest comic. Batman: Dark Victory was their daring follow-up to that epic, going so far as to borrow the general setup of a year-long serial killer rampage.
What makes this comic worthwhile is how it justifies the existence of Robin in the same world as Batman: Year One. Loeb and Sale craft a touching account of recovery, codifying how Bruce's relationship with Dick Grayson allows him to confront his own trauma.