DC One Million
DC One Million is a comic book crossover storyline that ran through a self-titled, weekly miniseries and through special issues of all of the "DCU" titles published by American company DC Comics in November 1998. It featured a vision of the DC Universe in the 853rd century, chosen because, the century in which DC Comics would have published issue #1,000,000 of their comics if they had maintained a regular publishing schedule; the miniseries was drawn by Val Semeiks. The core of the event was a four-issue miniseries, in which the 20th-century Justice League of America and the 853rd-century Justice Legion Alpha cooperate to defeat a plot by the supervillain Vandal Savage and future Superman nemesis Solaris the Living Sun. Thirty-four other series being published by DC put out a single issue numbered #1,000,000, which either showed its characters' involvement in the central plot or gave a glimpse of what its characters' descendants/successors would be doing in the 853rd century. Hitman #1,000,000 was a parody of the entire storyline.
A trade paperback collection was subsequently published, consisting of the four-issue mini-series, tie-in issues necessary to follow the main plot. The series was followed by a one-shot titled DC One Million 80-Page Giant #1,000,000, a collection of further adventures in the life of the future heroes. In the 853rd century, the original Superman still lives, but has spent over fifteen thousand years in a self-imposed exile in his Fortress of Solitude in the heart of the Sun in order to keep it alive, during which everyone he knew and loved died. One of his descendants is the Superman of the 853rd century; the galaxy is protected by the Justice Legions, which were inspired by the 20th-century Justice League and the 31st-century Legion of Super-Heroes, among others. Justice Legion Alpha, which protects the solar system, includes Kal Kent and future analogues of Wonder Woman, Starman, the Flash and Batman. Advanced terraforming processes have made all the Solar System's planets habitable, with the ones most distant from the Sun being warmed by Solaris, a "star computer", once a villain but was reprogrammed by one of Superman's descendants.
Superman-Prime announces that he will soon return to humanity and, to celebrate, Justice Legion Alpha travels back in time to the late 20th century to meet Superman's original teammates in the JLA, bring them and Superman to the future to participate in games and displays of power as part of the celebration. Meanwhile, in Russia, Vandal Savage single-handedly defeats the Titans when they attempt to stop him purchasing nuclear-powered Rocket Red suits, he launches four Rocket Red suits in a nuclear strike on Washington D. C. Metropolis and Singapore. One member of the Justice Legion Alpha has been bribed into betraying his teammates by Solaris, who has returned to its old habits. Before the original heroes can be returned to their own time the future Hourman, an android and releases a virus programmed by Solaris to attack machines and humans; the virus affects the guidance systems of the Rocket Red suits and causes one of them to instead detonate over Montevideo, killing over one million people.
Tempest had escaped long before the suit exploded by using the ice that formed on the suit at high altitude, although he subsequently blacked out and fell into the sea. The virus drives humans insane, causing an increase in anger and paranoia worldwide. Believing that this was deliberately planned by the JLA to stop him, Savage launches an all-out war on superhumans using "blitz engines" he had created and hidden while allied with Hitler during World War II; the paranoia caused by the virus leads the Justice Legion Alpha and the contemporary heroes to attack each other, although the Justice Legion Alpha manage to coordinate themselves enough to stop the other Rocket Red suits from hitting their targets. The remnants of the JLA that stayed in the present and the Justice Legion Alpha overcome their paranoia when the future Superman and Steel realize the significance of the symbol they both wear; the two JLAs are able to stop the virus when it is discovered that it is a complex computer program looking for appropriate hardware.
To provide this hardware, the heroes are forced to build the body of Solaris and the virus flees from the Earth to this body, bringing Solaris to life. In a final act of repentance, the future Starman sacrifices himself to banish Solaris from the solar system; the future Superman forces himself through time using confiscated time travel technology he finds in the Watchtower dying in the process due to the drain on his powers. Meanwhile, in the 853rd century, the original JLA are fighting an alliance between Solaris and Vandal Savage. Savage has found a sample of kryptonite on Mars. Savage has hired Walker Gabriel to steal the time travel gauntlets of the 853rd century Flash to ensure the Justice Legion Alpha remains trapped in the past. However, he double-crosses Gabriel. Solaris, in a final attack, slaughters thousands of superhumans so that it can fire the kryptonite into the sun and kill Superman-Prime before he emerges; the JLA's Green Lantern — a hero who use
Judge Joseph Dredd is a fictional character created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra. He first appeared in the second issue of 2000 AD, a British weekly anthology comic, he is the magazine's longest-running character. He appears in a number of movie and video game adaptations. Judge Dredd is a law enforcement and judicial officer in the dystopian future city of Mega-City One, which covers most of the east coast of North America, he is a "street judge", empowered to summarily arrest, convict and execute criminals. In Great Britain, the character of Dredd and his name are sometimes invoked in discussions of police states and the rule of law. In 2011, IGN ranked Judge Dredd 35th among the top 100 comic book heroes of all time. Judge Dredd made his live action debut in 1995 in Judge Dredd, portrayed by Sylvester Stallone, he was portrayed by Karl Urban in the 2012 adaptation Dredd. When comics editor Pat Mills was developing 2000 AD in 1976, he brought in his former writing partner, John Wagner, to develop characters.
Wagner had written a Dirty Harry-style "tough cop" story, "One-Eyed Jack", for Valiant, suggested a character who took that concept to its logical extreme. Mills had developed a horror strip called Judge Dread but abandoned the idea as unsuitable for the new comic; the task of visualising the character was given to Carlos Ezquerra, a Spanish artist who had worked for Mills before on Battle Picture Weekly. Wagner gave Ezquerra an advertisement for the film Death Race 2000, showing the character Frankenstein clad in black leather on a motorbike, as a suggestion of Dredd's appearance. Ezquerra added body-armour and chains, which Wagner objected to. Wagner's initial script was drawn up by Ezquerra; the hardware and cityscapes Ezquerra had drawn were far more futuristic than the near-future setting intended. The original launch story written by Wagner and drawn by Ezquerra was vetoed by the board of directors for being too violent. A new script was needed for the first episode. Mills based the characterisation of Judge Dredd on Brother James, one of his teachers at St Joseph's College, Ipswich.
Brother James was considered to be an excellent teacher but an excessively strict disciplinarian to the extent he was considered abusive. In his blog Mills detailed the moments of rage for which Brother James had a reputation and his own experience witnessing them; the De La Salle monks at the school were a major influence in the 2000 AD design of the'judge and executioner' attitude of the judges. The name Joseph refers to the school. By this stage, Wagner had quit, disillusioned that a proposed buy-out of the new comic by another company, which would have given him and Mills a greater financial stake in the comic, had fallen through. Mills was reluctant to lose Judge Dredd and farmed the strip out to a variety of freelance writers, hoping to develop it further, their scripts were given to a variety of artists as Mills tried to find a strip which would provide a good introduction to the character. This Judge Dredd would not be ready for the first issue of 2000 AD, launched in February 1977; the story chosen to introduce the character was submitted by freelance writer Peter Harris, was extensively re-written by Mills, who added a new ending suggested by Kelvin Gosnell.
It was drawn by newcomer Mike McMahon. The strip debuted in "prog" no. 2. Around this time Ezquerra returned to work for Battle. There are conflicting sources about why. Ezquerra says it was because he was angry that another artist had drawn the first published Judge Dredd strip. Mills says he chose McMahon because Ezquerra had left, having been offered a better deal by the editor of Battle. Wagner soon returned to the character, starting in prog 9, his storyline, "The Robot Wars", was drawn by a rotating team of artists, marked the point where Dredd became the most popular character in the comic, a position he has relinquished. Judge Dredd has appeared in every issue since, most of the stories written by Wagner. In 1983 Judge Dredd made his American debut with his own series from publisher Eagle Comics, titled Judge Dredd, it consisted of stories reprinted from the British comic. Since 1990 Dredd has had his own title in Britain, the Judge Dredd Megazine. With Wagner concentrating his energies on that, the Dredd strip in 2000 AD was left to younger writers, including Garth Ennis, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison and John Smith.
Their stories were less popular with fans, sales fell. Wagner returned to writing the character full-time in 1994. Judge Dredd has been published in a long-running comic strip in the Daily Star, in Metro from January to April 2004; these were created by the same teams writing and drawing the main strip, the Daily Star strips have been collected into a number of volumes. In 2012 Dredd was one of ten British comic characters commemorated in a series of stamps issued by the Royal Mail. Joseph Dredd is the most famous of the Street Judges that patrol Mega-City One, empowered to convict and sometimes execute offenders. Dredd is armed with a "Lawgiver", a pistol programmed to recognise only his palm-print, capable of firing six types of ammunition, a daystick, a boot knife and stun or gas grenades, his helmet obscures his face, except for his mouth and jaw
Big Dave (comics)
Big Dave is a comics character created and written by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar, with artwork by Steve Parkhouse, for 2000 AD. The character was created for The Summer Offensive, an experiment in which the magazine was handed over to Millar and John Smith for eight weeks. Big Dave first appeared in prog #842 in his first story which featured Saddam Hussein trying to take over the world and turn everyone into "poofs" with the aid of some scary aliens. Big Dave, "the hardest man in Manchester", manages to stop Saddam's plan with the help of Terry Waite; the next story featured the British Royal Family as robots plus The Princess of Wales and The Duchess of York as a pair of horny drunks. The story ends with Dave in bed with both royals. A third story had Dave leading a minibus full of disabled children to the football world cup final where they defeat a German team managed by Adolf Hitler, he has appeared in his own eponymous strip: Big Dave: "Target Baghdad" "Monarchy in the UK" "Young Dave" "Costa del Chaos" "Wotta Lotta Balls" Big Dave Retro Review Big Dave at 2000 AD online Big Dave at the Comic Book DB
"Batman R. I. P." is an American comic book story arc published in Batman #676–681 by DC Comics. Written by Grant Morrison, penciled by Tony Daniel, with covers by Alex Ross, the story pits the superhero Batman against the Black Glove organization as they attempt to destroy everything for which he stands, it has a number of tie-ins in other DC Comics titles describing events not told in the main story. Discussing the genesis of the storyline and its linkage to the rest of his run, Morrison notes that: I can tell you this much—this is the first story I had planned when Peter Tomasi, the editor at the time, asked me to do Batman, which must have been two years ago now…or longer, and the first story title I noted down was "Batman R. I. P." I had a particular image for the cover, which Alex Ross has done a bang-zoom, thousand-times-better version of for the second part of the story. So it came from there…and out of that notion came the idea for the big overarching story I’ve been telling since I first came on the book.
Everything…the "Zur-En-Arrh" graffiti, the Joker prose story, the Club of Heroes…every detail that’s been in the book for the last couple of years is significant, everything is a clue to the grand design that’s unfolding. In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Grant Morrison explained that Batman's fate in the story is "so much better than death. People have killed characters in the past, but to me, that kind of ends the story! I like to keep the story turning. So what I am doing is a fate worse than death. Things that no one would expect to happen to these guys at all; this is the end of Bruce Wayne as Batman."Morrison talked about "Batman R. I. P." at the April 2008 New York Comic Con "Spotlight on Grant Morrison" panel. "When we begin to suspect the identity of the villain, I think it's the most, like I said the other day, it's the most shocking Batman revelation in 70 years."DC Universe #0 shed some light on the potential plot of the series, with a scene between Batman and the Joker written as a prelude to the upcoming storyline.
In the sequence, Batman confronts the Joker about the mysterious "Black Glove," villain who were behind the attempt to kill Batman during Morrison's "The Black Glove" arc in Batman #667–669. The Joker, nonchalantly dealing out a "dead man's hand" from a deck of cards, taunts Batman regarding his fear of the mystery villain and how the Black Glove intends on destroying him; the story begins with Robin perched onto a gothic building lit by lightning. Batman defiantly proclaims "Batman and Robin will never die!" Events flashback to Gotham City six months earlier, where Dr. Hurt announces The Black Glove's next venture: the destruction of Batman. Bruce Wayne is dating Jezebel Jet, a model, influential in her home country. Jezebel discovers Bruce was Batman early in their relationship, the revelation makes the relationship easier for Bruce to handle, he lets Jezebel so deep into his life that he introduces her to the Batcave. Meanwhile, the Black Glove member, Le Bossu, while in his secret identity as a psychologist, contacts The Joker in Arkham Asylum and offers him a role in their assault on Batman.
Jezebel tries to convince Batman that he is living a life he has fabricated in his own head as a child to cope with the death of his parents. This suggestion begins to affect Batman's already-strained psyche and he passes out when Jezebel says aloud a word, on all the Bat-computer's screens: Zur-En-Arrh; as he passes out, Dr. Hurt and minions of his diabolical club, the Black Glove, infiltrate the Batcave, they drug Batman, beat Alfred, wreak havoc upon the cave. When Bruce Wayne is seen next, he wakes up in a pile of garbage with no memory of himself, he meets a homeless man named Honor Jackson, who recognizes that Bruce is going through drug withdrawal and helps him. As the two spend time together, traveling in what Honor calls an "odyssey" across the city, Bruce sees more evidence of his forgotten life; the two reflect on the day, Honor gives Bruce an old broken radio as a sentimental gift. Abruptly, Bruce finds that Honor is no longer sitting next to him and learns from a local dealer that Honor had blown two hundred dollars on smack and overdosed the previous day.
This statement leaves Bruce full of despair and guilt, but further confuses his sense of reality. At this point, Bruce seems to snap, he makes himself a costume out of red and purple rags, begins referring to the broken radio as the "Bat-radia". He calls himself "The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh," and begins taking advice from Bat-mite; the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh hunts down and dispatches two small-time members of the Black Glove, finds that his next destination is Arkham, armed with nothing but a baseball bat, his Bat-radia, miscellaneous bits of junk that serve in place of his utility belt. Batman and Bat-mite make it to Arkham, where Bat-mite says he cannot follow. Inside, Batman is confronted by Joker, who holds Jezebel Jet captive and kills her in front of him using the flowers that make up Joker's laughing gas; as Batman regains his sanity and loses consciousness from the same poisonous flowers, Jezebel appears to be okay, the Joker is smiling, Dr. Hurt is there, everyone is asking Batman: "Now do you get it?"
It is revealed. The term "Zur-en-Arrh" was written all over the city by Hurt as a
Paul Grist is a British comic book creator, noted for his hard-boiled police series Kane and his unorthodox superhero series Jack Staff. Grist was born in West Riding of Yorkshire, England, his first work was published in the 1980s by DC Fleetway. His early work includes St. Swithin's Day, Grendel: Devil in Our Midst, a Judge Dredd adventure, Kinky Boots authored by Robbie Morrison, he founded his own publishing company, Dancing Elephant Press, under which Kane and Jack Staff were first published, but both titles moved to Image Comics. He published Burglar Bill under the Dancing Elephant umbrella. Grist's art is notable for its spare - sometimes stiff - style, heavy use of shadow, inventive layouts, his writing is marked by a penchant for sudden cuts between events occurring in different time periods, without the gradual transitions common to the comic book medium. Following the structure of Grist's stories can be a challenge, but he provides subtle visual clues to aid the alert reader. Comics work includes: St. Swithin's Day Insiders Judge Dredd: "Kinky Boots" Kane collected as:New Eden Rabbit Hunt Histories Thirty Ninth The Untouchable Rico Costas & Other Short Stories PartnersJack Staff collected as:Everything Used to Be Black & White Soldiers Echoes Of Tomorrow Rocky Realities Rift War!: "Part One"/"Part Two" "Dark Times"/"Circles" "The Calm Before"/"The Storm" Mudman The Visitor: How & Why He Stayed British comics The Paul Grist Comics Index In-depth interview with Paul Grist at the Forbidden Planet International blog Paul Grist interviewed by Sandman Magazine
Judge Grice was a fictional character in the Judge Dredd comic strip in 2000 AD. Created in 1990 by John Wagner and Steve Dillon, Grice had his own spin-off series, Purgatory by Mark Millar and Carlos Ezquerra. A minor supporting character and one of Dredd's colleagues, he became a notable villain, at first with good intentions, but he descended into psychosis and became evil. In the Judge Dredd story "Inferno" he seized control of Mega-City One and proclaimed himself chief judge. Grice was a distinguished and charismatic street judge in Mega-City One, holding the rank of Senior Judge. During Necropolis in 2112, he had been one of the judges brainwashed into serving the Dark Judges. In a meeting of senior judges after the crisis, he and his colleagues were left unimpressed with the mental state of the returning Chief Judge McGruder and he mocked her in front of everyone, he went on to advocate a tightening of judicial control in the face of public outrage at the Justice Department's failures during Necropolis.
However, Judge Dredd persuaded McGruder to permit the citizens to vote in a referendum about whether the Judges should continue to rule the city, or whether democratic government should be restored. Grice was left outraged and argued against it: when he pointed out Dredd was "outvoted", Dredd snapped back "you don't believe in voting, Grice" and forced his view on the rest of the judges; this controversial scheme was unpopular with many judges, Grice assumed that the result was a foregone conclusion: that the people would vote to remove the Judges from power. Believing that this would result in total chaos, Grice formed a conspiracy with half a dozen other judges to prevent the referendum from happening, they planned to assassinate Dredd, reasoning that since Dredd was the only judge who believed that the Judges could win the vote without him all support for the referendum would disappear and McGruder would cancel the project. Dredd survived the attempts on his life killing two of the conspirators and rounding up the others.
In a rare lapse of regard for the law, Dredd assaulted Grice after taking him into his custody, since he believed that the people would vote to keep the Judges in office because of their reputation for integrity, but that once the people heard about Grice's crime that myth would be dispelled and the Judges would lose the vote. Grice was defeated, a humiliation he would never forget, he was summarily sentenced to twenty years of hard labour on the penal colony on Titan. His captivity on Titan was recounted in Purgatory. Conditions on Titan were harsh, prisoners were tortured and brutalized by the guards. Grice became bitter and violent, exercised to increase his strength. After enduring two years of his sentence, Grice escaped from his cell and led a mass breakout, killing the governor and many guards, stealing a dozen or so spaceships, he stole a biological weapon, the "Meat Virus,", discovered on Titan and, being examined by biological weapon scientists. Hundreds of violent prisoners escaped with him.
Purgatory ended at this point, but the storyline was taken up where it left off in Judge Dredd: "Inferno" by Grant Morrison and Carlos Ezquerra. Grice attacked Mega-City One, first by crashing his stolen ships into major buildings and by unleashing the deadly Meat Virus on the population, his rebels would have been exterminated by the Judges, but they were weakened by the symptoms of the virus, were forced to retreat to the Cursed Earth outside the city while the rebels wreaked havoc and killed indiscriminately. Chief Judge McGruder was captured and tortured to death, Dredd himself nearly perished in an unsuccessful rescue attempt. Grice assumed the office of chief judge, began passing insane laws which he capriciously changed from day to day. One of his own followers began to question his sanity, turned on him. Anticipating this, Grice had the traitor killed, but his loyal comrades were not safe from Grice's wrath: he publicly executed one of his most dedicated men with a chainsaw, one of the judges from his original conspiracy to prevent the referendum two years earlier.
However, Grice's men were outnumbered by the Judges, once the Judges had regrouped from their initial setbacks Dredd led them back on the offensive. Storming the city, they made quick work of the escaped prisoners. Grice had a mental breakdown and began destroying the interior of the Grand Hall of Justice with a flamethrower and shooting his own men. Dredd confronted him personally. On this second occasion Grice got the better of him, but Dredd ran him over with his lawmaster bike, until he was crushed. Judge Dredd: Nightmares by John Wagner and Steve Dillon Reprinted in Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 15 Judge Dredd: The Devil You Know by John Wagner and Jeff Anderson Reprinted in Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 16 Purgatory by Mark Millar and Calros Ezquerra Reprinted in free supplement to the Judge Dredd Megazine no. 322 and in Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection no. 39 Judge Dredd: Inferno by Grant Morrison and Carlos Ezquerra Reprinted in Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 19 and in Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection no. 39 Janus, Psi Division: A New Star by Grant Morrison and Paul Johnson Reprinted in free supplement to the Judge Dredd Megazine no. 347
Gothic known as Gothic: A Romance, is a 1990 Batman comic book storyline that ran through the Legends of the Dark Knight monthly series and was compiled into trade paperback form. It was illustrated by Klaus Janson; when the senior leaders of Gotham City's mobs find themselves hunted down by a figure from their past they turn to Batman for assistance. Reluctant, Batman's investigation into the identity and motives of the murderer uncovers a sordid tale from Gotham's past, a bargain reminiscent of Don Giovanni, an ancient Faustian pact, Gotham City's Cathedral and a forgotten episode from Bruce Wayne's childhood. Someone is murdering Gotham's mob bosses one by one. Realizing the connection between them, that he might be next, Boss Ottavio gathers the remaining bosses and lieutenants and summons Batman using an inverted bat-symbol; the mobsters explain to Batman that the murderer is known as "Mr. Whisper" and was a child killer who killed seven children twenty years ago. Ottavio calls Whisper the "man with no shadow" and asserts that he and his colleagues killed him, but that he wouldn't stay dead.
Batman leaves, but investigates the murders on his own. The mention of a shadowless man brings to mind an incident from Bruce Wayne's school days when he saw evidence that his headmaster, Mr. Winchester, not only murdered his school friend, but cast no shadow. Batman is disturbed. A young woman claiming to be a nun is taken in by Whisper. Ottavio is killed after drinking poisoned wine, Whisper is spotted on the scene. Batman confronts him, but Whisper displays superhuman strength and tosses Batman off the roof of a highrise. After his cape is caught on a gargoyle statue, Batman makes his way back up to the roof and again faces Whisper, who recognizes him as Bruce Wayne. Whisper jumps off the building himself, walking away from a fall that should have been fatal. Batman decides to fly to Austria after procuring recordings of Mr. Winchester's lectures from his school and analyzing his Austrian accent, as well as accidentally hearing a recording of his father, who mentions the "Drowned Monastery" in Lake Dess.
In Vienna, Batman speaks with the father of the local monastery who recounts the tale of Brother Manfred, a monk in the monastery of the Capuchins. Manfred was led astray by a novitiate named Conrad into debauchery and blasphemy, the other monks of the order followed his lead, committing terrible sins including the rape and murder of a group of nuns seeking sanctuary, with the worst of it reserved for the youngest nun. According to the story Manfred traded his soul to the devil for deliverance from the Black Plague and three-hundred years of life during which nothing could hurt or kill him; the monk's rampage was only stopped by the flooding of the monastery due to a dam break. According to legend, the spirit of the youngest nun still haunts the drowned monastery. Batman searches the remains of the drowned cathedral, witnesses a vision of the spirit of the nun and finds a blueprint of Gotham Cathedral. Batman realizes that Mr. Whisper, Mr. Winchester, Brother Manfred are all one and the same.
Batman confronts Morganstern, the last mob boss on Whisper's list. Morganstern tells Batman about how he and the other mobsters hunted down Whisper because the child murders and subsequent increased police presence were making their operations difficult; when they found him, they tried to kill him but found to their horror that, no matter what they did, his body repaired itself. They decided to chain him up and throw him into Gotham harbor. Batman agrees to be present at a meeting between Whisper at a local warehouse. Batman arrives at the warehouse to find Morganstern and all his men dead and hanging from the rafters. Whisper knocks Batman out and ties him up, constructing an elaborate Rube Goldberg/Heath Robinson-style device to kill him. Whisper tells Batman that he remembers him as a child, claiming that he would have been Whisper's next victim had his father not taken him out of school. Whisper tells his story, explaining how he gained 300 years by measuring his shadow with a length of twine, his soul becoming trapped in the twine shortly thereafter.
He continues recounting. Using the germs from the plague victims in his monastery, Manfred developed a lethal airborne pathogen that will kill everyone in Gotham City. Manfred states that Gotham Cathedral itself is the delivery mechanism for this plague, designed to shatter the vial at midnight and magically collect the souls of everyone killed so he can offer them up to the devil in exchange for his own, he reveals that the murders of the crime bosses was just a means of passing the time. Batman arrives to Gotham Cathedral a few minutes before midnight; as he fights Whisper the floor collapses and they fall into a subway tunnel. The two continue to fight and Batman tosses Whisper into the path of an oncoming train. Batman disables the Cathedral's bell, stopping the next tolling from shattering the plague vial, thus the plague is kept contained. Shortly after, Whisper is confronted by the young nun who reveals herself as Lucifer Morningstar, advises Whisper that You are mine beyond reprieve. You always were.
Carrying through with their pact, Lucifer takes Manfred to Hell. Bruce Wayne receives a package with Whisper's/Manfred's heart, tied with the same length of twine that once housed Whisper's/Manfred's soul, he flies back to Austria as Batman and throws the heart into the river to let the nun killed by Whisper rest in peace. For Gothic, Morrison mixed elements f