Mr. Whisper, the man without a shadow, was brutally murdered
twenty years ago, and yet... somehow he has returned. And
now the mysterious figure stalks Gotham City's most notorious
crime lords, killing them off, one by one. With the Underworld
of Gotham in chaos, the Dark Knight is drawn into conflict
with Mr. Whisper, only to discover that this immortal killer
has a terrifying connection to Bruce Wayne's youth. Despite
this shocking revelation, the Caped Crusader must find a way
to stop the unkillable man from unleashing a lethal plague
collects together issues #6-10 of the Legends of the Dark
Knight series. This was one of the few Batman series
that I actually read in the early '90s and it was interesting
to revisit the story after all this time.
City is plagued with crime and corruption in places high and
low, but one man has taken a stand against evil of all forms:
the dark avenger known as Batman. The Dark Knight, plagued
by nightmares, investigates the murders of the major crime
bosses in Gotham. Discovering the culprit is a serial child
killer drowned years ago by the Mafia, Batman goes after the
mysterious Mr. Whisper... but the killer has a horrifying
secret, and a terrible connection with Bruce Wayne. Can Batman
stop an immortal murderer from slaughtering everyone in Gotham?
this tale wasn't as impressive as I remember it. This is mainly
down to the fact that too much material is "borrowed"
from very familiar sources. Anyone who has seen the movie
Angel Heart will instantly recognise the basis of the
main plot. I was also a little disappointed to see that the
ending was also not as strong as I remembered. While the whole
Mr. Whisper plot is neatly resolved, what Batman does next
is incredibly pointless and adds nothing of merit to the story.
was also unsure as to whether Mr. Whisper's trap for Batman
(which felt like it has been lifted straight out of an old
Batman comic or the '60s Batman TV show) was
supposed to be funny or not. To be honest it just seemed incredibly
silly and more than a little out of place in this dark tale.
this is a collection that is entertaining, I don't know if
I would necessarily rush right out and buy it - there are
plenty of better releases out there at present.