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Uzumeri x Godel #6: Lord, Lord, Mr. Whisper (Batman: Gothic)

Posted in UGGU: Grant Morrison's Batman Books on February 6, 2011 by doctorcasino

Godel: Welcome back to Uzumeri x Godel, where we’ve been retracing the DC Comics career of Grant Morrison! Having wrapped up Animal Man a while back, we now move on to Batman: Gothic, a story originally serialized in Legends of the Dark Knight #6-10 (1990). This is a big one for David’s regular readers: it’s our first look at Morrison writing Batman, the superhero with whom both David and Grant are arguably most closely linked at this point. If you follow David’s Batman annotations over at Comics Alliance, then you know what a big moment this is.

The story here is that Bruce Wayne, in private school, had an evil teacher named Mr. Winchester, alias Mr. Whisper, who turns out to really be a 17th-century monk who sold his soul to the devil for three hundred years of immortality. Those years are almost up, and in the present-day, Batman is drawn into battle with Whisper as the latter prepares a last-ditch effort to live on past his due date.

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