"Cataclysm, Prelude: Sound and Fury": Several prisoners are being transported to Blackgate Prison. A man named Morgan "Morgue" Tice tells them a story about how he defeated Batman during a great hesit. This is told through flashbacks that cle
- This is Dr. Relazzo. I know I'm only supposed to call when there's something to report -- well, I think this fits the bill. At least, if you count a shifting of tectonic plates on a biblical scale. There's a slow train heading Gotham's way, and when it gets here nobody's safe.
Synopsis for "Cataclysm, Prelude: Sound and Fury"
Several prisoners are being transported to Blackgate Prison. A man named Morgan "Morgue" Tice tells them a story about how he defeated Batman during a great hesit. This is told through flashbacks that clearly display he is flagrantly lying about the entire thing and actually got his ass kicked during a petty robbery. At the end, when they arrive, he screams in terror at the shadow of a bat passing overhead, and the rest of his inmates laugh at him.
Jolene Relazzo is a seismologist working for Wayne Enterprises. She's recording notes in Bristol Township because Gotham City is overdue for an earthquake... but the data she takes is shocking and horrifying. These readings lead her to believe that there's going to be a tremendous earthquake coming on a biblical scale... the likes of which nobody's seen in years. Placing a call to her superiors, she desperately pleads for them to pick up the phone... the call goes right to the Batcave and there's nobody there.
Appearing in "Cataclysm, Prelude: Sound and Fury"
- Batman (Flashback only)
- Morgan "Morgue" Tice (Single appearance)
- Gotham City Police Department
- Manklin Brothers (Mentioned only)
- Rags (cute puppy)
- "Stumpy" Corcoran (Mentioned only)
- This issue is reprinted in the Batman: Cataclysm collection, as well as the 2015 edition.
- This is a prelude to the Batman: Cataclysm storyline. The next issue is Batman: Shadow of the Bat #73.
- Group Editor Dennis O'Neil wrote one of his mini-essays From the Den, about the policy on crossovers in the Batman titles. He did this as to reveal the new crossover entitled Cataclysm.
- Batman Recommended Reading
- Batman (Volume 1)
- Batman (Volume 2)
- Batman (Volume 3)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 1)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 2)
- Batman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Batman: Gotham Knights (Volume 1)
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: Shadow of the Bat (Volume 1)
- Batman: Streets of Gotham (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 2)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 2)
- The Brave and the Bold (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 2)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
Links and References
|Batman: Cataclysm Crossover|
This issue is a part of the Cataclysm crossover that swept through all Batman Family Titles during 1998. Gotham City was almost completely destroyed by a massive earthquake. This story led into the events that would eventually create No Man's Land.