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A new printing of the classic Batman tale collecting the 4-issue miniseries from 1989. Deacon Blackfire, a charismatic shaman with roots as old as Gotham City itself, has amassed the city's homeless into an army, one he seemingly uses to fight crime. But Blackfire has a hidden agenda! (Collects Batman: The Cult #1-4)

There have been three printings of this collection, all with the same cover except for the latest printing which includes the updated DC Comics logo.

TypeEditionRelease DateCreator(s)Sidebar Location
TPB Bernie Wrightson1
TPB1991February 5, 1991Bernie Wrightson2

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The Bat meets The Cult 0

The introduction of Deacon Blackfire! Homeless people are disappearing off the streets, but where are they vanishing to? Batman stumbles upon a strange and menacing cult that's spreading it's influence all across Gotham. They capture him but to his surprise they don't want to 'beat the bat' or kill him as so many of his antagonists have tried to do. They want to convert him!Written in sharp 1988 by writer Jim Starlin, and drawn in startlingly iconic colours that are weirdly apt in how they fit ...

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