I have only just read this 90 somewhat page story... and there is something fascinating about it. If i could just share my lenghty thoughts with you for a moment... and i will begin with a sidenote/history... I was born in 1990. So i missed the opportunity to read and experience the excitement of a new comic entitled 'The Dark Knight Returns'... However i got my very first copy of it when i was nine and... because it was batman... anxiously sat down to read it. Much to my dismay, i hated it. I thought to myself... 'This isn't batman:TAS'. Now that i am much older, i decided to re-read it again last year and while i didn't out and out hate it... it simply had no affect on me. I guess reading it at such a young age tainted me to the book!! - POINT?... Well i suppose Dark and Creepy batman is just not my thing!! RED RAIN however got me interested and i thoroughly enjoyed it! The story is simple - A vision/mist keeps appearing to Bruce informing him that not all vampires are evil. Turns out shes real and so is Dracula. Batman and this woman(Tanya) joins forces with her followers to stop dracula. Wayne Manor blows up too and there is a dramatic fight to the death with Batman and Dracula... Oh and Batman becomes a vampire!! (simple, huh?) While this is cetrtainly not a batman i would like to see on a regular basis they is something fascinating about the protrayal. The art is perfect and gothic so i guess the confusion lies with the story... I loved it but there is something stopping me from thinking its perfect! Is it a visual and emmersive masterpiece or another typical vampire story that doesn't know if its simply a horror/ action adventure or a character study??