Do you realize that we’ve done three previous Halloween posts – in 2010, 2011, and 2012 – and not once did we use an image from the Batman saga, The Long Halloween? Above, you’ll find the cover of the trade paperback, which collected the 13 individual issues published in 1996 and 1997. (For more on this fateful tale, see here.). Here’s how Wikipedia describes the plot:
Taking place during Batman’s early days of crime fighting, The Long Halloween tells the story of a mysterious killer named Holiday, who murders people on holidays, one each month. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim each month, while attempting to stop the crime war between two of Gotham’s most powerful families, Maroni and Falcone. This novel also acted as a main introduction for one of Batman’s most eluding foes, The Calendar Man, who knows the true identity of the Holiday killer but refuses to share this with Batman. He instead riddles and gives Batman hints from his Arkham Asylum cell. The story also ties into the events that transform Harvey Dent into Batman’s enemy, Two-Face. Enemies such as Scarecrow, The Joker, Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy and The Riddler, among others, also make an appearance.
Whatever the case, we here at the Abnormal Use law blog and Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. wish you a safe and festive Halloween.