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ISBN: 0930289854

Starts with Batman captured and tortured, then brainwashed into following a cult. The plan was for the cult (led by a long-lived shaman) to rid Gotham of all other criminal competition. Batman manages to escape, recovers his wits (with the help of Robin). Manages to eliminate the cult.

Overall, this graphic novel has a dark theme. Interestingly, it portrays Batman as vulnerable and even after recovering from the brainwashing, he still has some shreds of self-doubt. Have to say the storyline isn’t that great though. The brainwashing part wasn’t convincing (Batman seems to have broken in too easily). Or maybe it was also because I didn’t like how Batman seemed so vulnerable — it just wasn’t consistent with the Batman I know.

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