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Batman: The Cult #1 (of 4)

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Unknown • Musketeer • Nightrunner • Nightwing • Onyx • Oracle • Orphan • Orpheus • Outsiders • Red Robin • Renee Montoya • Robin • Sarah Essen • Sasha Bordeaux • Signal • Silver St. Disposable Vagrant: When it becomes apparent that the homeless of Gotham have seemingly disappeared, one cop comments that he doesn't care where they went, just that they're gone. You can still explore serious ideas and concepts within that formula, but dragging out the narrative to make a story feel big or important is just unnecessary. Fanboys boast about his mad preparation skills, his Bat-gadgets and all the training he received from masters in various martial arts.

At this point, I think the element that makes the sequences actually work are the interviews with Gotham citizens. Batman is eventually freed from the cult, but takes a long time to recover from his treatment at their hands. Here in 2019, where truth is a mutable, highly personal concept rather than an absolute, decidedly less so. Eventually, Batman is able to make his way to an arena-like room where he can fight Blackfire once and for all. Torn Apart by the Mob: Batman defeats Deacon Blackfire by denying him the death he's asking for at Batman's hands, instead beating the crap out of him until Blackfire is begging for mercy.Blackfire tortures and drugs the Dark Knight and eventually succeeds in getting him to join his cult. Teaming up with legendary artist Bernie Wrightson, the duo produced the four part mini-series Batman: The Cult. Despite its critics, The Cult is generally well-received by the fan base and has been in constant print since its original collection in 1991. Replace Deacon Blackfire with Bane, make a few alterations and you’ve got the third act in Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

He is in the clutches of Deacon Blackfire, a charismatic religious leader who has assembled an army from the homeless of Gotham. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.However, the murder is shown in such a fashion to one could argue Batman didn't actually do the killing. Honestly, it feels quite derivative of that story; not only due to the over-reliance on news reports as a crutch, but also because of the imagery of the final battle. It's dumb and riddled with plot holes, poor dialogue, even worse characterisation, and featuring the most contrived bad guy ever. When next he wakes, he finds himself chained underground, held captive by a religious cult led by Deacon Joseph Blackfire, who in his religious fervor, is determined to clean up Gotham by eradicating the criminal element.

We will never knowingly harvest your data beyond the cookies needed for smooth running of the site, and wouldn't dream of passing it anywhere. Everyone knows that nerds read Batman because he gets the job done without having a bunch of awesome powers. In some respects, The Dark Knight Rises owes as much to The Cult as it does to No Man’s Land, with Bane using an almost religious fervour to raise an army of the dispossessed to claim Gotham as their own.

It looks absolutely stunning, and its unique style and atmosphere undoubtedly contributes to the book’s reputation. Dark and disturbing, this mini-series brought the character and his world to a place that hadn’t really been done before. For the last few years, I’ve been trying to make my way through IGN’s 25 Greatest Batman graphic novels list. One moment that is often forgotten about was the time he was kidnaped and brainwashed by an evil cult.

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