Friday, January 28, 2011

Batman Odyssey #6

Without realizing it, Batman has been drawn into the massive life and death struggle between father, Ras' Al Ghul, and his son, the Sensi.

Yes, the Sensi, Master and Leader of the League of Assassins, is one of the children of the seemingly ageless, Ras' Al Ghul. The Sensi has planned his fathers death for years. He needed very little incentive to turn against his father, since Ras' had kept the Lazarus Pit from him, as a gesture of discipline and training. That in the end, produced the deadly assassin, killer. The final spark to Sensi's flint, was Ras' outrageous decision to favor Batman, over him, to one day inherit his place in the Underworld. That singular decision set the wheels in motion for the murderous deaths of Talia, Batman, and finally, bloody and broken, in body, mind and spirit, the Head of the Demon, Ras'Al Ghul.

Now Ras' must plan to save his own life. He, the victim, would not be safe from the full force of Sensi and the League of Assassins.

In fact, no man on earth, could stand against, and survive such an relentless force.

No human on earth, save one single warrior, The Batman. But Ras' knew The Batman had sworn not to kill, and that is what it would take. Batman's nearly insane decision not to kill has kept him from the brink of insanity, for years of crime fighting, but, reasoned Ras', this dedication would not save The Batman from the deadliest killer on earth. The only way Ras' could save his own miserable life, was to cause The Caped Crusader to learn the art of killing. And so, his black plan began. To teach the greatest crime fighter on earth, to take the next step, and take a life. To kill, in defense of justice. A dirty and even filthy justice perhaps, but a justice, that would save many lives from the red tide of death brought to civilized men, once the King of Assassins has killed the King of the Underworld.

If not for that terrible consequence, Batman would leave these dogs to kill their own kind, for the leadership of that place closest to Hell, the Underworld.

Batman squirmed within each trap, and short of chewing his own leg off, he kept himself from killing. But the game had gone too far. And before the last tallow was spent, Bruce Wayne, Batman, would journey into the unreal, Underworld.

Batman's Odyssey begins here, and there is really no reason to believe that he will survive. Don't miss this.


  1. Just saw the news over the internet that ODYSSEY has been cancelled. I hope this isn't true, as the story was finally starting to take shape and get exciting. I'll stay tuned for further developments.

  2. You do know that Sensei is the father and Ra's is the son right? I think you need comic writing for dummies.

  3. You are infact saying this to the guy that invented both of these characters David.

  4. Everything concerning Batman Odyssey has been erased from the DC comics webpage! why is this?