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Batman: Legacy (Batman)

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  103 ratings  ·  6 reviews
/Chuck Dixon A deadly plague has been loosed upon Gotham City, forcing Gotham's wealthiest citizens to take refuge in a guilding ghetto of their own design, unaware that money is no protection from the virus. Now it's up to Batman and Robin to find a cure for the mysterious virus--with the help of their unlikely allies, Catwoman and Azrael. And when the virus returns in mu...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published February 1st 1997 by DC Comics (first published October 1996)
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Kirk Kiefer
A sequel to "Contagion", "Legacy" is another crossover of the various Batman books at the time (Batman, Detective, Shadow of the Bat, Catwoman, and Robin). The art is generally pretty good, but the story, concerning Ra's Al Ghul coming up with another scheme to wipe out most of Earth's population, is not the most original idea ever, and the work as a whole gets pretty repetitive as it goes, with the Bat-family going around the world having to beat up a bunch of henchman, get a bottle containing...more
J.M. Hushour
Ra's al-Ghul prepares to unleash the second "clench" epidemic on Gotham City, culled from the ancient Wheel of Plagues. Yes, "Batman Begins" derives from this cool story which is a direct sequel to Contagion. Bats, Robin, Nightwing, and the Huntress have to stop the Demon's zany plan. In the process Batman gets to go mano e mano with Bane again and kick his ass. Dark and disturbing and all for naught since Gotham gets levelled by an earthquake in the next story arc. Best line: Commissioner Gordo...more
Mar 07, 2012 Eric rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I had read that this story was really good, but was disappointed by the reality of it all. It's really just a quick run through, with both Bane and Ra's feeling like wasted potential. I think Ra's might be a great idea, but hard to pull off in actuality. He's never really has a victory against Batman and you have to wonder why people stay afraid of him. Bane gets taken down much faster than the Knightfall trilogy would have you believe, but he also doesn't come across very threatening. The end c...more
A follow-up to Contagion - as it turns out, the cure to the plague known affectionately as "the Clench" wasn't really a cure and everyone in Gotham is still in danger of infection. So Batman and his boys head out to find out who's responsible. There aren't too many surprises in this one - mostly it's a solid story with a few good moments (and plenty of really melodramatic ones).

Things I liked included: Robin and Nightwing working together (something I ALWAYS love to see), Nightwing's Magic Hair...more
Dreadfully boring, laughably bad 90s art, unintentionally funny. The "world is at stake" and yet all I can think about are mullets and ponytails.
Matthew Jackson
It felt a bit more like a re-run than a new story at times, but the addition of Ra's Al Ghul and the reintroduction of Bane made it worth reading.
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