thefourthman wrote:for clarity's sake... it can be a single comic, graphic novel or a run on a book. I think I mentioned nothing but limited series or shorter lived on goings in my op, so what ever story or stories had the biggest impact on you is what I am looking for.
When did Breyfogle take over? I wonder if he was the guy who got the book back on track after it began to mimic the television show.
Breyfogle's first issue on Detective Comics was #579. A thrilling tale involving the Crime Doctor. His first regular issue was #582 with Jo Duffy. With #583, he was joined by British writers Alan Grant and John Wagner. Kicking off a spectacular run that introduced such characters as Ventriloquist and Scarface, Ratcatcher, Corrosive Man, Kadaver, Cornelius Stirk, and Joe Potato.
Breyfogle then took a break for a few issues while the 600th issue celebration coincided with Tim Burton's Batman movie in 1989. (#'s 598 thru 600 were written by the screenwriter Sam Hamm)
Then with #601, Breyfogle and Grant did another string through #621. Also a chapter in #627, Batman's 600th appearance in Detective Comics.
Then Breyfogle and Grant moved over to Batman with #455. And except for issues 467 thru 469, drawn by Tom Lyle, went uninterrupted until #476. A couple crossovers bumped in towards the end of that run. But as a whole, Breyfogle's entire span is one of my definitive takes on the character. In my mind, only Jim Aparo is more closely associated with Batman in terms of getting him.