Batman – The Cult
Published by Zinco
Batman – The Cult, is one of the best comics of Batman. A story about Batman nobody have imaged before and lotta people want imitate or they have based on it.
With a spectacular jim Stalin plot and with a stunnig draw of Bernie Wrigthson, this comic show us an unknown facet of Batman. The Batman completely defeated and dominated. Batman will have to fight with himself in order to become the protector of Gotham City. But Batman won’t do it alone, Robin plays an important role in this story and he beginning to show the kind that in the future made him become to Red Hood.
This is a comic to read slow and enjoy the plot and draws, it’s an intelligent reading for everybody who want to get the most out of a good comic about Batman and his legend through a drawing custom made a different plot. This comic will leave no one indifferent.
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Batman – The Cult was published in four issues:
Book One: Ordeal
This first book details Batman’s investigation into the killing of several small time criminals in Gotham City. One night he tracks multiple bloody footprints from a crime scene to a manhole cover. The killers are obviously using the sewer system and don’t care who knows it.
In the midst of stopping a crime, Batman is shot. Laying on the ground bleeding, he sees the man who just shot him, stabbed in the back by another shadowy figure. 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.
Blackfire and his followers keep the Batman in chains and feed him only enough food to keep him alive. The food is drugged and over a span of a week or more, he is exposed to religious propaganda and repeatedly asked to join Blackfire’s cause.
Eventually, the world’s greatest detective breaks and is converted.
Book Two: Capture
Underfed and drugged to ensure his compliance, Batman is now actively participating in the Underworlder’s raids and killings of criminals in Gotham. One of the Underworlders by the name of Ratface, takes Batman to the surface on an unauthorized attack on a civilian. Ratface stabs the civilian, but is caught by an attentive beat cop who the dazed Batman knocks out. Still confused, Batman wanders off, finds and eats some food that is not drugged, sleeps and when he awakes refreshed, recollects the whole sordid affair. Batman returns to the sewers to confront Deacon Blackfire and put an end to his Underworlders group and is captured again. This time, Batman escapes as the Underworlders are taking him back to the Deacon
Robin has found the hidden headquarters of the Underworlders and has been following the Batman since his capture, waiting for the right opportunity.
After Batman’s escape, Todd finds him and they resolve to leave the sewers.
Book Three: Escape
On their way out of the sewers, Batman and Robin witness a ghastly sight. Deacon Blackfire bathes in the blood from the bodies the Underworlder’s kill. According to Blackfire, bathing in blood once every moon cycle ensures eternal life. While Batman and Robin fight their way out of the sewers, Blackfire makes his move.
He takes over a television station and announces that he will be taking over the current government of Gotham, because it is the only way to ensure that criminal elements do not seize control of Gotham.
A state of emergency is declared and the city is told to evacuate while the National Guard moves in to ease the situation
Batman and Robin get clear of the sewers and call Alfred Pennyworth to pick them up. Once he does so, Batman tells Alfred to drive them out of Gotham and that they will not be returning because Gotham is Deacon Blackfire’s town now.
Book Four: Combat
Fully recuperated, Batman determines that he must return to Gotham and defeat Deacon Blackfire. He and Todd begin training with tranquilizer guns and rockets in the new batmobile. Batman y Robin battle through legions of Underworlders until the Batman finally confronts Deacon Blackfire in single combat in an arena. During the fight, Batman comes to realize that Blackfire wants to be killed so that he will be seen as a martyr and the Underworlders will continue his cause. So Batman takes his time with Blackfire, defeating him slowly and methodically in front of his followers, so they can see that he is no man to be emulated, but instead despised. As all men do, when they realize they have been following a false leader, they turn on Blackfire and rip him to shreds. Batman and Robin depart the scene and over time order is restored to Gotham City.