A deadly plague has struck Gotham City and the infected only have 48 hours to live! Batman must race to find a cure and save the citizens of Gotham before it's too late. With the help of Robin, Nightwing and unlikely allies Catwoman and Azrael, Batman faces off against not only a deadly virus, but also some of the most lethal members of his rogues gallery. Featuring appearances by Poison Ivy, R'as al Ghul, Bane and many more! Written by legendary Bat-scribe Chuck Dixon, these classic tales lead into Batman: Cataclysm which leads directly into Batman: No Man's Land. Collects Batman: The Shadow of the Bat #53-54, Batman #533-534, Detective Comics #700-702, Catwoman #36, Robin #32-33, and Batman: Bane.