Batman: Shadow of the Bat is a monthly Batman comic series that ran from 1992 to 2000. It consisted of 94 monthly issues, a #0 issue, a one million issue and 5 annuals. The series is notable for its psychological examination of various characters in the Batman comics. Each issue opens with a "Shadow of the Bat falls on..." and the focus character. Stories in Shadow of the Bat looked into psyche of the various cast members of the Batman comics.
Batman: Shadow of the Bat was started with the four-part storyline Batman: The Last Arkham, which also saw the introduction of several new characters such as Jeremiah Arkham and Mr. Zsasz. Issue 74 was a part of the Cataclysm storyline, which was a top vote getter for the Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Award for Favorite Story for 1999. Issues 83 through 94 were parts of the No Man's Land storyline which won the Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Award for Favorite Story of 2000. Issue 80 was part of a special "flip-book" along with Azrael issue 47 where both issues were part of the same book. This two issue special was the first of its kind. The 1,000,000 issue was a part of the DC One Million storyline which was a top vote getter for the Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Award for Favorite Story for 1999. Fifty of the series' 96 monthly issues were part of various crossovers with other titles. The majority of the issues were written by writer Alan Grant, notable for his work on Batman in the 90's. Shadow of the Bat was cancelled at the end of the No Man's Land storyline, and was immediately replaced with Batman: Gotham Knights.