By Doug Moench
Following the occasions of BATMAN: BLOODSTORM, Batman falls deeper into the gothic abyss of his new vampiric nature. not in a position to sate his bloodlust, the darkish Knight transforms right into a awful monster decided to manage his personal tough justice to the criminals of Gotham. appearing with no guilt or judgment of right and wrong, Batman unleashes terrible and savage assaults on a few of his oldest foes, together with Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, and the Riddler. the ultimate tragic bankruptcy within the Batman/Dracula trilogy, this publication chronicles a hero's ultimate descent to the inner most pits of darkness and evil.
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The history of the vampire began as an enigma. In 1725, a medical officer of the Austrian army named Frombald wrote a letter from the imperial backwaters to the central administration in Vienna. Frombald reported that the Serbian hajduks (peasant-soldiers) under his supervision had exhumed a corpse, transfixed it with a stake, and burned it to ashes. They did so, he explained, because they believed that the dead man had returned from the grave at night, climbed atop sleepers, throttled them, and thereby caused them to die after twenty-four hours of illness.
Sintemahlen . . bey dergleichen Personen (so sie Vampyri nennen) verschiedene Zeichen, als dessen Cörper unverwesen, Haut, Haar, Bart und Nägel an ihme wachsen zu sehen seyn müsten, als haben sich die Untherthanen einhellig resolviret, das Grab des Peter Plogojowiz zu eröffnen, und zu sehen, ob sich würcklich obbemeldete Zeichen an ihm befinden. . Ich möchte thun, was ich wolte, allein wofern ich ihnen nicht gestatten werde, . . mit dem Cörper nach ihrem Gebrauch zu verfahren, müsten sie Haus und Gut verlassen; weilen .
To prevent the eruption of violence, it is necessary to make sure that conflicts are unlikely to emerge in the first place. Religion exists to channel and regulate “man’s inhumanity to man,” which, while perhaps inevitable, can certainly be controlled. “Violence,” Girard observes, “is a great leveler,” for it abolishes the differences and deferential attitudes that prevail in situations of calm. When animated by hatred and aggression, “everybody becomes the double, or ‘twin,’ of his antagonist,”39 and particularizing qualities disappear.
Batman: Crimson Mist by Doug Moench