The first official talkback thread for Batman: Mask of the Phantasm! Batman: Mask of the Phantasm December 25th, 1993 - Theatrical Release. Story by Alan Burnett Screenplay by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Martin Pasko & Michael Reaves Directed by Eric Radomski & Bruce W. Timm When Gotham City's most-feared gangsters are systematically eliminated, the worst is feared: that Batman is to blame. But prowling the Gotham night is a shadowy new villain, the Phantasm, a sinister figure with a troublesome link to Batman's past. Comments?