|"Dark Moon Rising"|
|Publication date||January 2006 – March 2007|
Batman: Dark Moon Rising is a two-part comic book series written by Matt Wagner about the superhero Batman. It contains two six-part miniseries entitled Batman and the Monster Men and Batman and the Mad Monk. The two series take place after the events of Batman: Year One and before Batman: The Man Who Laughs.
Batman and the Monster Men has Batman have his first encounter with Professor Hugo Strange and his hulking Monster Men. It also introduces Julie Madison, as well as her father Norman, to the Post-Crisis continuity and revealing that Sal Maroni was involved in the funding for Strange's project on Arkham Asylum's patients.
Batman and the Mad Monk has Batman battling the vampiric Monk. Julie Madison and Norman Madison return.
Writer/artist Matt Wagner utilized the Monster Men from [Batman #1] as well as their creator, Dr. Hugo Strange.