The Crime Bible is a religious text used as the central reading for the Religion of Crime, also known as the "Dark Faith". It's similar to the regular Christian Bible in form and function, but differs immensely. It features Cain as its central character, know as "The First", as in the first person to have committed murder. An especially key part of the crime bible is the Four Lessons of Blood, pillars of the faith akin to the Ten Commandments in Christianity. The four lessons are Deceit, Lust, Greed and Murder.
History of Usage
The Crime Bible was first seen by members of the known superhero community during the events of 52, as used by Bruno Mannheim, leader of the criminal organization known as Intergang. The two most common heroes to come in contact with it are Batwoman and the Question, specifically the Question who has led a serious personal vendetta against the Faith. As of Final Crisis, it appears the enigmatic supervillain known as Libra is using it as sort of a recruiting tool with the Secret Society of Super Villains, claiming to be putting an end to the "age of heroes". It is unknown what ties the Crime Bible has to Apokolips, although as both Mannheim and Libra are servants of Darkseid, it can be safely assumed there's some sort of connection. It later appeared in the New 52 with Jonah Hex.