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The Legend of the Bat

  • Jun 3, 2005
This story begins just a few weeks before Miller's Batman: Year One. The two stories begin as a linked entity, the split into separate directions.

As a young Bruce Wayne that is not yet Batman tracks a killer in Alaska, he is nearly killed himself. Brought back to life by an Alaskan Shaman with a story of the Bat, Bruce is saved. He returns to his native Gotham to find the town plagued by a mysterious serial killer, taking lives in the name of Chubala, a religion of South Africa.

To complicate things further, a museum is broken into a several relics of the tribe that saved Bruce Wayne are stolen. People linked with the tribe are dying, being murdered by some mysterious foe that wears the mask of the bat.

A newly created Batman must learn what the Legend of the Bat from Alaska has to do with an African religion and a glut of murder and drugs in Gotham.

This graphic reprints Legends of the Batman #1-5. A solid addition to any Batman collection.

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A young Batman must use his developing skills as a detective to track down a murderous impersonator and is led down a trail filled with Native North American mysticism. This hair-raising adventure reveals the genesis of Bruce Wayne's identity as Batman and the origin of the Bat Cave.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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ISBN-10: 1563890836
ISBN-13: 978-1563890833
Author: Dennis O'Neil
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Superheroes
Publisher: DC Comics
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