Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One is based on the iconic mid-1990s DC story by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, and it begins with a brutal murder on Halloween prompting Gotham’s young vigilante, the Batman, to form a pact with the city’s only two uncorrupt lawmen (Police Captain James Gordan and District Attorney Harvey Dent) in order to take down The Roman, the notorious and powerful Falcone Crime Family’s leader. When additional people are killed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, it becomes obvious that they’re dealing with a serial murderer, whose identity is becoming more difficult to determine with each contradicting hint. Few cases have ever put the world’s greatest detective to the test.
The focus on Batman as a novice in his crime-fighting career has been one of the most attractive parts of The Long Halloween. He may be a brilliant fighter who can scare the living daylights out of criminals, but neither his detective skills nor his expertise dealing with supervillains are up to standard. The Long Halloween Part 1 perfectly portrays Batman’s rookie position, portraying him as a skilled and clever fighter but not a strong detective, as he says he never expected to have to depend on his detective talents so heavily to confront the mob or stop a killer like Holiday. Jensen Ackles of Supernatural portrays the essence of Batman, demonstrating both his brilliance and his courage. IMDB