BATMAN #660 & 661
Written by John Ostrander
Art by Tom Mandrake
Covers by Gregory Lauren
Don't miss a 4-part murder mystery by the acclaimed team of John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake (THE SPECTRE), starting with two chapters in December! Three horrific murders rock Gotham with only one gruesome connection: parts of the victim's faces have been carved away. Meanwhile, a brutal Russian gangster called Perun threatens Amina Franklin, a doctor working at Leslie Thompkins clinic, which brings in not only the Batman but his bizarre new foe: Grotesk!
And as the mystery of Grotesk deepens, a vicious new player enters the game — a Japanese yakuza named Johnny Kareoke! Batman confronts Kareoke and his murderous Geisha Grrls while the monstrous Grotesk strikes once again!
DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN SKETCHBOOK - I never made it through the Dark Tower. Maybe its time to try again.
I made it to book 3 and realised that I didn't really care. Maybe I'll try again...
Is it just me or does this sound like a ripoff of JMS's Rising Stars? I only read a couple of issues of it but this sounds exactly like that. Even the name White Event, wasn't there some white flash of light that started the changes in Rising Stars?Newsarama said:newuniversal #1
Planet Earth. Inhabited by six billion people. People leading ordinary lives, coping with everyday struggles. But on a night like any other, the Earth is rocked by the most startling celestial event ever witnessed by the human race. The White Event. And from its wake, a handful of humans emerge as something more.