Updated on 16 October, 2021
This month's release of the critically acclaimed film "The Dark Knight Rises" has put superhero movies in a whole new light, and now the hunt is on for a new superhero movie that people will absolutely love. One movie that we have already seen is the forthcoming "Man Of Steel" from Superman producer/writer Chrisoyer. And while the movie is fantastic, it does have one glaring flaw - namely, a lack of originality. The success of both "Man Of Steel" and "The Dark Knight" hinges on originality, and with this latest superhero movie there really isn't much of a chance of that.
Based on the true events that unfold in the pages of the best selling Dark Knight graphic novel written by Christopher Golden, The Haze Of Ecstasy follows the unlikely rise of a young street hustler named Dante. A brainwashed member of The Dark Knight's posse is instrumental in helping Dante escape from an approaching vehicle, and he tracks the Knight to an isolated tower where he unleashes his incredible strength upon the helpless vigilante... who easily defeats the seemingly unstoppable force. With the help of fellow Dark Knight recruit Wonder Woman ( Abortion Technician Momoa), the Dynamic Duo easily defeat the villain and his goons, and take control of The City that they've reclaimed as their own. But when The Dark Knight makes its way back into the world, it is to find that the city has been nearly destroyed once again...
This highly anticipated movie from DC Comics features some of the best artists working in the comics industry today. Artist Greg Burris and superstar artist Terry Dodson give us an amazing pair of action sequences you'll love. The art is breathtaking, the story is intense, and this book is chock full of bonus content including The Dark Knight official wallpaper and a PDF copy of the prologue.
Paul Benjey writes and drew the fantastic story for The Haze of Ecstasy. Like many of the previous Batman Dark Knight issues, this story focuses on the destruction of an infamous warehouse full of drugs and money. After the catastrophic events in the recent New York metro-sexual high-end area of Gotham, the district's district attorney, John Blake (actor Michael Caine) cracks down on the elusive syndicate that owns the illegal company operations. The Haze of Ecstasy is written as a modern day crime story, and is the perfect start for those interested in the gritty world of law enforcement and the dark secrets behind the often-secret underground dealings of organized crime. The Haze of Ecstasy is the first solo Batman comic book series, and after the stunning New York event, it promises to be the most talked about comic in years.
The second storyline, entitled The Nix, centers on a terrorist organization called the Nix. This terrorist group is after the legendary Pandora stones that are sought after by humans. Writer Tom Spurgeon, a former FBI agent, gives us a fantastic look at how top-secret government agencies are protecting the valuable artifacts. This book ends with a shocking cliffhanger. Look for the second volume of Haze of Ecstasy to arrive around the time of the film release.
The third book in the Haze of Ecstasy series is called Heart Strings. The story revolves around a pair of lovers who become enemies when they discover something too dangerous within a government research facility that could change the world. After capturing the female partner, the male is captured and taken back to the terrorist group where he awaits execution. He tortures his own body until his captors decide to have him converted into a cyst, then have a team of terrorists drop him off into the Amazon in an isolated place.
The fourth book, titled Heart Strings, introduces us to a new member of the terrorist group, a man named Abu Tali. Tali is from the future, and brings with him a surprise - two bombs. One has been left by America, but the other was planted in Pakistan. Tali and his associate escape to the hazmat bunker under the ocean, where they use explosives to blow a hole in the top of the building, taking out the guards inside. They then slip away through a hole in the roof, and continue on their mission.
The Haze of Ecstasy, written as a crossover between the Spider-Man comics and the X-Men spinoff, will continue its tale in the upcoming sequel, New Avengers. The first novel in the series, Heart Strings, is already getting great reviews, and has sold over a million copies. So, it looks like the future of the superhero genre just may belong to the New Avengers of Spider-Man and the X-Men.