A chilling story that unites all the Batman heroes for a crisis of epidemic proportions - prepare for an edge-of- your-seat, white-knuckle storyline with more than a few shocks to send readers reeling. Rogue members of the Order of St Dumas - the centuries-old secret society that created Azrael - have stolen a horrifying biological weapon. Using a village in Greenland as ground zero for a test-to-destruction, the Order secretly releases a lethal virus upn the unknowing inhabitabnts. Upon contact with human tissue, the virus begins a relentless dehydration of the host, causing an agonising constriction of muscle tissue over brittle, breaking bones, forcoing the infected body to "clench up" in excrucuating pain. Within 48 hours, the entire village is dead...save three...
Born in Philadelphia, Pa.
Chuck Dixon has more than twenty-five years of experience in the graphic novel field as an editor, writer and publisher. He has contributed well over a thousand scripts to publishers like DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse, Hyperion and others featuring a range of characters from Batman to the Simpsons. His comic book adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit continues to be an international bestseller. Considered to be one of the most prolific writers in his field, this award-winning storyteller currently writes G.I. Joe for IDW, The Good the Bad and the Ugly and Stargate Universe for Dynamite, The Simpsons for Bongo Comics along with many creator-owned projects for various publishers.