This paperback contains Batman stories from the fifties and sixties that featured otherworldly, supernatural, or otherwise inexplicable elements. These stories were the inspiration for Grant Morrison's Batman R.I.P.. In the Batman R.I.P. storyline the Black Casebook itself plays a role.
This paperback contains the following comic book stories:
- Batman #65 (A Partner For Batman! from June, 1951)
- Batman #86 (Batman - Indian Chief! from September, 1954)
- Detective Comics #215 (The Batmen of All Nations from January, 1955)
- Detective Comics #235 (The First Batman from September, 1956)
- World's Finest #89 (The Club of Heroes from July, 1957)
- Detective Comics #247 (The Man Who Ended Batman's Career from September, 1957)
- Batman #112 (Am I Really Batman? from December, 1957)
- Batman #113 (Batman - The Superman of Planet X from February, 1958)
- Detective Comics #267 (Batman Meets Bat-Mite from May, 1959)
- Batman #134 (The Rainbow Creature from September, 1960)
- Batman #156 (Robin Dies at Dawn from June, 1963)
- Batman #162 (The Batman Creature from March, 1964)
- This paperback contains an introduction by Grant Morrison.