Batman and I were on a break when this storyline was originally published. I think I've managed to get most of these issues long after they were originally published, but I haven't read them in any cohesive order. Until now.
This book picks up sometime after the Batman: Contagion storyline happened. I wasn't a huge fan of that particular story. It seemed forced to me. This is a sort of sequel to that story as the virus from the Contagion storyline is back and deadlier than ever. LOL. This volume doesn't contain the whole story. It's called Batman: Legacy, but the actual Legacy storyline doesn't officially start until the last issue in this book. It's more of a prelude.
It starts with a story involving a vigilante capturing and locking up bad guys (holy Vigilante!!). I think this is included because there's a very small plot point about the virus storyline starting up. Next up is a Catwoman story which seems out of place here until you realize it's all tightly connected. That realization hits during the actual virus storyline which rounds out the book.
I complained about how the Superman books during this period were all too interconnected. That they were basically a weekly Superman book rather than four monthly titles. The Batman books did similar things, but they never felt like the Superman books did. It proves there's a right way and a wrong way of doing things. The Batman books were basically all telling the same story, but it felt different.
This book also contains an art team that I still don't understand to this day. Jim Aparo inked by Bill Sienkiewicz. I don't know if I love it or abhor it.
Batman: Legacy Vol 1
Writer: Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, Alan Grant
Artist: Graham Nolan, Jim Balent, Mike Wieringo, Jim Aparo, Dave Taylor, Scott Hanna, Bob Smth, Stan Woch, Bill Sienkiewicz