75 Greatest Batman Stories: #55-46
48. The Return of Bruce Wayne #1-6
Stranded in the past by Darkseid, Bruce Wayne travels through history in an attempt to get back home (his brain is a bit muddled so he doesn’t remember everything that happened). However, Darkseid KNOWS that Batman would eventually solve this, so he attached a deadly trap to Batman that will go off only if Batman successfully returns to the present. Grant Morrison wrote the mini-series with art from Frazer Irving, Yanick Paquette and, of course, Chris Sprouse for caveman Batman…
47. “Blades” (Legends of the Dark Knight #32-34)
In this early DC work by James Robinson and Tim Sale, Batman must deal with a new vigilante known as The Cavalier, who slowly descends into vilainy as the story proceeds. Batman is also tracking a master murderer.
46. “Night of the Stalker” (Detective Comics #439)
Based on an idea Neal Adams had, Steve Englehart, Vin and Sal Amendola and Dick Giordano combine for this classic tale of what happens when some bad guys kill the mother and father of a little boy while Batman is on duty…
Batman’s reaction once he is finished with the crooks is amazing, and a display that you likely would never see nowadays.