This paperback collects the first act of the Batman: War Games storyline. This part of the storyline was originally published in eight different comic book series and the one-shot Batman: The 12-Cent Adventure in October, 2004.
In this story a clash between Gotham's underworld families erupts into a wave of chaos that engulfs the city. Batman must use every available asset — Oracle, Batgirl, Nightwing, Orpheus, Onyx and Tarantula — to preserve life and contain the chaos.
This paperback collects stories from the following comic books:
- Batman: The 12-Cent Adventure #1 (Prelude: No Help)
- Detective Comics #797 (Part 1: Flashpoint)
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #182 (Part 2: Behind Enemy Lines)
- Nightwing (Volume 2) #96 (Part 3: A Sort of Homecoming)
- Batman: Gotham Knights #56 (Part 4: Rules of Engagement)
- Robin (Volume 2) #129 (Part 5: Alamo High)
- Batgirl #55 (Part 6: Total War)
- Catwoman (Volume 3) #34 (Part 7: Cold Hard Facts)
- Batman #631 (Part 8: Last Stand at Alamo High)