Mention "Batman" and "the nineties" in the same sentence, and most Batman fans will run away screaming unless you happen to be talking about Batman: The Animated Series
(or one of its excellent tie-in comics). I've come to realize that 90s!Batman's reputation for being a coldhearted asshole isn't completely
undeserved, but even still, I continue to find that the era contained some of the most underrated Batman tales of all time.
Case in point: Detective Comics
#638, written by one of Batman's most under-appreciated scribes: Peter Milligan. Now, Milligan is typically far more famous in Marvel/Vertigo circles, but pound for pound, the handful of Batman stories he did are almost all treasures. Even "Dark Knight, Dark City", decried by many as being a needless grimdarking of the Riddler, has its charms as an old-school horror story, and the Riddler's atypically violent behavior is not only explained, but pretty explicitly temporary.
But we're not here to talk about that today. No, we're here to talk about a far more obscure story known simply as... "The Bomb".( A tale of destruction, doubt, and double-crosses behind the cut! )