Batman (1940) #700
This giant septuacentennial anniversary issue of the Darknight Detective's adventures finds our hero in several different eras of time battling the madness of his arch-nemesis, the Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker. Written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Tony Daniel, Frank Quitely, Scott Kolins, Andy Kubert, Richard Friend and David Finch. Four men wear the cape and cowl of the Batman throughout this time-traveling tale: Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Damian Wayne and Terry McGinnis. "Yesterday" starts with Bruce Wayne the captive of a rogues' gallery of his greatest foes including Joker, Riddler, Catwoman, Scarecrow, the Mad Hatter and the Penguin.
Genius Prof. Carter has perfected a means of time travel and the Joker is exploiting it to poison the past, present and future and Batman's greatest foes are along for the ride! "Today" finds Dick Grayson in the Batman role battling street thugs while trying to solve the Professor's mysterious locked room death. "Tomorrow" takes Damian Wayne on a wild chase through a Gotham City infected with Joker toxin and ruled over by a twisted version of Two-Face. And in yet another tomorrow, Terry McGinnis as the new Batman picks up the pieces of the mystery. Plus, don't miss the 10 pages of Batman pin-ups and the schematics of the Batcave!