After the events of the previous storyline (DC #31-32) involving the Monk, Bruce Wayne is hanging out in Europe, getting some R&R before heading back to America. While leaving his hotel one night, he sees somebody he thinks is an old friend…
Batman’s origin story.
We open in darkest Hungary, land of werewolves and Universal horror pictures. The Batman lies in wait for his prey, the Monk who just last issue kidnapped Bruce Wayne’s fiancee, Julie, via hypnosis. Batman got her back, but now he wants revenge, and here comes the Monk in a rustic horse-drawn carriage.
Can I just say this is a really cool-looking cover? It could be the front of any classic of Gothic literature or penny dreadful (although this is a 10-Cent Adventure), except of course for The Bat-Man looming dramatically over it all.
Well, I was wrong. It appears that Doctor Death was not dead at all! And Bruce Wayne is one step ahead of me, probably because he’s read the script:
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