Carl Fisk, Thomas Woodley, The Cult of Chubala
Reading: Batman: Shaman
Legends of the Dark Knight
Batman : Shaman
Dennis O’Neil · Ed Hannigan · John Beatty
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|Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #1
|Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #5
Shaman is a Batman storyline written by Dennis O’Neil and illustrated by Ed Hannigan and John Beatty. It was published from November, 1989 to March, 1990 through the first five issues of the then newly comedian ledger series Batman : Legends of the Dark Knight. The storyline takes set very early on in the career of Batman : around the first weeks of Batman : Year One .
Years anterior of becoming Batman, Bruce Wayne went training to Alaska with a ill-famed manhunter and he confronted the cause of death called Thomas Woodley. After the meet, Bruce was left ill hurt and he was rescued by a local shaman, who healed Bruce by telling the fib of an ancient cream. Bruce was told not to tell the story to anybody, but years late, he forgot the promise he made and told the report to an investigator, who gained notoriety after Bruce Wayne sponsored his probe of alaskan tribes. During Batman ‘s beginning class in Gotham, several killers appeared and they were all cultists of Chubala, a deity from the island of Santa Prisca. Batman investigated the case, but he besides came across a cause of death, who wore one of the ancient Alaskan masks used by the shaman who cured him ; and murdered the research worker and his adjunct. Bruce believed there was a connection between Chubala and the shaman, which prompted him to return to Alaska after respective years, but he was not well received by the natives, who blamed him for corrupting their people by sending the research worker to their kingdom. After learning of the investigator ‘s atrocities, Bruce became upset, but he overcame the feel when he had to heal a woman by using the lapp fib the shaman did to help him. The shaman himself told Bruce he had “ the marker ” and true adequate, Bruce healed the woman, much to his own surprise.
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After a valuable example, Bruce returned to Gotham, where he finally found the tell he required to stop Chubala. however, Bruce did n’t realize that Alfred had been captured by the shaman killer whale, who was holding the butler in Wayne Manor until Bruce returned. Bruce arrived to Gotham and he went directly to the location of Carl Fisk, the man he suspected of being Chubala. After placing assorted tricks, gadgets and trinkets in Fisk ‘s Chubala equip, Bruce returned home, where he confronted the shaman killer, who was none other than Thomas Woodley, who survived his meet with Bruce several years before. Bruce beat the killer once again, but the serviceman ran aside from Wayne Manor. The following night, Batman went out and confront Chubala, who was exposed as a imposter thanks to Batman ‘s preparations and tampering with his become. The cultists scattered and Batman delivered the criminal to the police. last, Batman returned to Wayne Manor, where he tracked down Woodley and retrieved the ancient mask he had stolen from the alaskan shaman. Woodley died by his own hired hand and Batman was allowed to keep the Bat Mask in the Batcave as a reminder of what he had become.
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- This storyline is relevant for introducing the first origin of the Batcave on the Post-Crisis continuity.
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