Batman: Holy Terror #1

    Batman: Holy Terror » Batman: Holy Terror #1 released by DC Comics on November 1991.

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    An Elseworlds tale set in an alternate future where England manages to avoid the American Revolution and the Church rules supreme. His parents murdered before his eyes, a religious Bruce Wayne takes a vow of piety-but only until he uncovers the truth behind his parents' death.

    Many years after the unsolved murder of his parents, Bruce Wayne has finally found peace as he prepares to enter the priesthood. That is, until James Gordon--the Inquisitor in charge of the case--reveals that the killer was working on behalf of a vast conspiracy within the Puritanical theocracy, and that Dr. Wayne was killed for being "political agitators," performing illegal "counter-reproductive surgeries." Becoming the dread Batman, Bruce decides to serve God by day while seeking justice by night, delving deep within the dark secrets of his own government. There, he will confront the true horrors of the theocracy and the horrible truth behind his parents' murder, which will force him to decide if he will choose a holy path... or the path of vengeance.


    • Ranked #25 in Wizard Magazine's list of "100 Best Single Issue Comics Since You Were Born".
    • Batman: Holy Terror is the first DC book to bear the Elseworlds imprint.

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    The first Elseworlds is also the best Elseworlds 0

     The best Elseworlds stories utilize the alternate reality format to gain fresh perspective on the characters and themes they represent. I've always loved the mantra which used to accompany the earliest books in this imprint:"In Elseworlds, 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 tomorro...

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    Batman: Holy Terror 0

    I was very excited to have picked this up on the great comicbook retail internet giant known as Ebay. Where would we collectors be without it, eh? Anyway, for those of you don't know, Batman: Holy Terror is the first DC one-shot with the Elseworlds logo on the cover. And for those of you unfamiliar with Elseworlds, just think Superheroes in alternate settings, universes, garb etc.Batman: Holy Terror takes place in some Cromwellian dystopia where the Machiavellian elite rule with an iron fist. Br...

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