Darkseid's Couch
A Comic Book Podcast That's Sometimes About Comic Books

Ep.160 – Batman Elseworlds (1991)

Holy Terror

May 24, 2021

This time on the Couch: Mike, James, and Shée christen a new episode by reading Batman: Holy Terror! In an alternate version of Gotham City set under British rule, things pretty much turn out the same as they did in OG Gotham, with Bruce Wayne's parents getting killed and him swearing bloody vengeance upon the ills of society. The only difference is, in this reality, he's also super into God. That's right, this Bruce Wayne is washed in the blood of the lamb and the criminal element! But will the Lord guide Batman to his parents' true killer, or is the Supreme Deity just another bootlicking toady of the State? Also, isn't it weird that this Batman doesn't have a Robin? If you ask me, being a priest is a way more believable cover story for why you have a rosy-cheeked young boy running errands for you than just being some rich guy.

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