I know there are some Bat-fans like me who read the early 80's comics and while some critics point out that Batman became like a father figure image during this period there were still plenty of good work coming out and Batman was always dark and brooding up until DKR. And plenty of great artists like Don Newton, Gene Colan, Michael Golden, Trevor VonEden. My favorite storyline from this decade would have to be when Dala and the Monk, two characters from early in Batman's comics reappear and turn Robin and Batman into vampires (no joke!), I know your probably laughing now but this was done seriously back then. There were also various plotlines intertwined such as Rupert Thorne planting a crooked Mayor on Gotham to force Commisioner Gordon to retire and nosey reporter Viki Vale almost discovering Batman's identity, Jason Todd and Killer Croc were also introduced, and my favorite comic would have to be 'Tec 526 whereas Batman has to battle all his villians.