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.
"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."
"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."