To quote the infamous and legendary Lewis Carroll, a true inspiration for one of my favorite villains who is also featured in one of the three tales within 'Haunted Knight'--The Mad Hatter. Now, the Mad Hatter in this graphic novel portrays a more sinister, vile, wicked role--more dark--far more dangerous as he kidnaps Commissioner Gordon's daughter and many other 'runaways'. In another story the Scarecrow terrorizes Gotham in destroying electrical stations. And lastly, and the most forgetable is the take on Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol', in which Bruce Wayne is haunted by three spirits in the form of Poison Ivy, The Joker, and one that shall be unnamed. I thoroughly enjoyed these tales, no, it's not essential to any type of 'Timeline'--no significant long standing events take place--but the artwork is like nothing you've seen. Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale actually wrote these three prior to their masterpiece which is "The Long Halloween" followed by "Dark Victory". I do recomend this, however, to Batman fans who enjoy any of the following villains: The Joker, The Penguin, The Scarecrow, The Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy. Also, a more dark and deviant style in regards to artwork which was so amazingly applied to The Scarecrow, Joker, and Mad Hatter.