This is the book I think of when I think of 90's comics especially 90's batman books. The artwork is fantastic; making the villains appear as evil as they ever were and batman looks striking and dark, just as he should. The only time I have ever seen someone draw batman better was Jim Lee in the book "hush".
The story takes place over 3 volumes and it starts with Bane blowing open a hole in arkham asylum which allows everyone to escape and run rampant in Gotham. This means every major batman villain up to that point is free to do anything they wish and batman has to try recapture all the prisoners. Bane is doing this to test batman, to wear him down so that soon he will break batman and "own Gotham".
The reason I love this story is that throughout the story you can see batman being worn down, slowly having the life drained out of him. The writers Doug Moench and Chuck Dixon push batman to his very limit, they show how much batman really cares for Gotham and how far he will go to protect the innocent.
I would encourage any fan of batman to read this, this has one of the greatest moments in the history of batman comics but I won't spoil it for you. Buy it to find out for yourself.