Name: Roman Sionis
First appearance: Batman #386 (August 1985)
Black Mask (Roman Sionis) was a former businessman who hated both Bruce Wayne and Batman, wore a black mask (hence his alias), and led a vast organization of henchmen dubbed "the False Face Society" until Catwoman killed him. During Batman: Battle for the Cowl, Dr. Jeremiah Arkham (the former owner of Arkham Asylum) was driven insane and subsequently became the second Black Mask.
Happy Vader added this to a list 2 years, 11 months ago
"The creators will tell us that this was a follow-up to Miller's Year One mob characters (including Maroni and Falcone, who were used in Batman Begins and Dark Knight). I'm a Jeph Loeb fan, and this book is one huge reason why. My favorite aspect of Batman is the fact that he's a detective, and in many ways this is a classic whodunnit. He also likes to play up the whole Batman/Catwoman relationship, which is always fun. This book also tells the origin of Two-Face, providing one of the very few en"
"Story:Whilst a pretty good mystery with a great twist ending, Batman doesn't really do a great deal of detective work, but still its a very interesting story.
Artwork: Beautiful, Tim Sale again draws some very colourful Batman characters and this is some of his finest work."
vondread added this to a list 4 years, 11 months ago
"Uses the characters from Year One and creates a twelve part murder / detective mystery that is also an explicit sequel. It's not the most engrossing or innovative detective story but it *is* set in the Batman universe, which makes it worthwhile for any fan. Even if the story isn't the greatest, the art is excellent and the characters are well crafted."