Batman: The Cult

 BATV   (DC, 1998, 1991)

DC

A shadow has fallen upon the city of Gotham. A man calling himself Deacon Blackfire has used strange, charismatic powers to entrance half the city. The homeless, the criminal, the dispossessed have rallied around him. They are his foot soldiers, willing to do anything he commands. Any who oppose him are brutally cut down.

Thus a reign of terror begins, with the authorities, the government, and even the national guard unable to control the situation. When Batman—Gotham’s protector—tries to stop him, he ends up drugged and brainwashed. The Deacon had managed to do what no other could: break the Batman.

This controversial and compelling four-issue series was written by Jim Starlin and drawn by the master of horror himself, Bernie Wrightson.

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#1

  8/1/1988
  $3.50
  $3.25
25 copies available from $1.04
Painted cover; Versus Deacon BlackfireJim StarlinBernie Wrightson

#2

  9/1/1988
  $3.50
  $3.50
15 copies available from $1.04
Painted cover; Versus Deacon BlackfireJim StarlinBernie Wrightson

#3

  10/1/1988
  $3.50
  $2.25
16 copies available from $0.70
Painted cover; Versus Deacon BlackfireJim StarlinBernie Wrightson

#4

  11/1/1988
  $3.50
  $3.00
20 copies available from $1.04
Painted cover; Death of Deacon Blackfire; Versus Deacon BlackfireJim StarlinBernie Wrightson

Book #1

  3/1/1991
  $14.95
  $20.00
No copies available
Collects Batman: The Cult #1-4Jim StarlinBernie Wrightson

Book #1 (2nd printing)

  3/1/1991
  $14.95
  $15.00
No copies available
2nd Printing; Painted cover; Collects Batman: The Cult #1-4Jim StarlinBernie Wrightson

Book #1 (3rd printing)

 
  $14.95
  $15.00
No copies available
3rd Printing; Painted cover; Collects Batman: The Cult #1-4Jim StarlinBernie Wrightson

Book #1 (4th printing)

  3/1/1991
  $14.95
  $13.00
1 copy available for $12.00
4th Printing; Collects Batman: The Cult #1-4Jim StarlinBernie Wrightson

Book #1 (5th printing)

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
5th Printing; Collects Batman: The Cult #1-4; ca. 2009Jim StarlinBernie Wrightson