"In else worlds, heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places - some that have existed and others that can't, couldn't or shouldn't exist. The result is stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow." With that mantra, the Else worlds imprint was born. A series of specials and one - shots, Elseworlds offered a glimpse into fantastic new worlds, and provided readers with a diversion from the continuity of their favourite heroes. Although Red Rain wasn't the first title to bear the Elseworlds logo (that was Batman: Holy Terror in October 1991), it was certainly one of the most popular.
Written by Batman alumnus Doug Moench, and illustrated by the shadowy pencils of Kelley Jones, Red Rain chronicled the clash between Batman and the legendary Dracula. The meeting of these two creatures of the night proved so popular as to inspire two sequel specials, Batman: Bloodstorm and Batman: Crimson Mist.