'Back in the old days of “Batman: The Animated Series,” several times I tried to do “Batman as a vampire” stories, and every time got shot down. The world was not ready for it. This was in pre-Buffy days. Vampires were not allowed on children’s television back then. I remembered that and thought "Batman as a vampire would be kind of cool."' - Bruce Timm
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From the oddest of Elseworlds, WHOM GODS DESTROY, Part Four, "The Price"-- the 1997 Superman-Wonder Woman four part story by Chris Claremont and Dusty Abell....which oddly enough, is mainly a Lois Lane story. 16 pages out of 48.
The fourth and final part starts with Air Force One crashed into the Capital Building, and the death of the forty-second President of the United States--Hal Jordan (!) and his First Lady, Carol Ferris Jordan.
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"He's something unique in this world, where we want dark, brooding heroes. And certainly, those are great too. But we can have something else. We can have this character who's had these bad events happen to him that normally make a Daredevil or a Batman, but they aren't lingered on. He's moved on, and loves what he is. He's found a way to love what he is, and that phrase, that sentence is something I think we all struggle with as humans. And it's obviously something we struggle with as we go through the steps of coming out in the queer community, so that nugget is what made the character for me." -- Steve Orlando
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"Well exorcism and demonic possession is something that I’ve always been interested in, because of my religious upbringing as a child. Looking at the “Walking Dead” and seeing it as the zombie movie that never ends, I was looking for another part of the horror genre that I felt had the same sort of potential for long form storytelling. With “Walking Dead” I looked at zombies and thought to myself, “Why doesn’t anyone ever keep going?” There had never been a movie that kept going and told stories using the same cast, or a novel series that carried it forward in a long term exploration of it. I kind of feel like there is the same sort of opportunity there with exorcism stories. There is no deficiency of fantastic exorcism movies out there, as there are a lot of them that do great things and break new ground, but I don’t think any of them really explore this phenomenon as a situation that can be solved or a conflict that can be resolved. There really isn’t anyone exploring the idea of why this is happening, how we fix this issue, or if there is a way to prevent it. I think “Outcast” is a long form story where our characters look at demonic possession as a problem that can be fixed, which I think is a new angle, and we get to watch them succeed or fail over the series. I’m hoping that this will be an exciting endeavor for all involved and I’ve got high hopes." - Robert Kirkman
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Paul Azaceta
Colorist: Elizabeth Breitweiser
7 1/3 out of 22 pages
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She was trying to get a man named Rashid out of Islamabad.
Someone followed her, leaping from rooftop to bustop and shooting out the engine block of her car.
She and Rashid escaped into the crowd.
In the now, a man held the Widow's accomplice Isaiah captive.
In the then, she pulled Rashid onto the seat of a motorcycle and drove off.
Behind her, an arrow flew.
( It went over her head. )