Batman, behind the costumes and gadgets, is still only human. He stops villains and saves innocents without any superpowers. Until one day, a girl drowns because he lacks the strength to free her.
Desperate never to let it happen again, Batman begins taking the super-steroid Venom to overcome his human limitations. Super-strength comes with a price, however, and everything about the Dark Knigh -- from his appearance to his sense of morality -- is soon warped by his addiction. And what good are super-powers if they cost you your soul?
BATMAN: VENOM be Dennis O'Neil, Trevor Von Eeden, Russell Braun and Jose Louis Garcia-Lopez details the first appearance of Venom, the drug that would later resurface in the epic BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL as the fuel that enables Bane to break Batman's bac.