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Batman: The Cult (1988) - #1
"Book One: Ordeal"
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John Costanza

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Cover Date: August 1988
Cover Price: US $ 3.50

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Format: Color; Prestige Format; 48 pages

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Gotham City has seemingly had its homelessness problem solved for it by some outside force. At the same time, a rash of disappearances is occurring in the criminal underground. Sensing a connection, Batman finds himself captured and broken by a mysterious cult worshipping a religious figure with ties to Gotham as old as the city itself. Just what happens when Batman is finally broken by Deacon Blackfire?

Reprinted/Collected in:
Batman Album (1989) #1
Batman: The Cult (1988) TPB (1st Printing)
Batman: The Cult (1988) TPB (3rd Printing)
Batman: The Cult (1988) TPB (New Printing)

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