DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #4 (1991)
In the year, 2001, Batman fought Ra's al Ghul to save the world from a virus. He succeeded but ended up disabled. Distraught from the injuries, he declared that Batman is dead. For weeks, crime skyrocketed as the mob took over Gotham City. They even managed to get Commissioner Gordon to retire. Tim Drake realized that Gotham needed a Batman so he put on the cowl.