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Old 01-18-2019, 08:44 PM
Abishai100 Abishai100 is offline
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Chapter 2: Lilandra/Goblin

I really liked how that concept-pitch worked out, so to expand, I'm offering another plot-synopsis/pitch in this Chapter 2 of the adventures of the Mad Hatter (DC Comics).

So in this story-concept, the Mad Hatter escapes from Arkham and teams up with two other ghouls of Gotham (crossover characters borrowed from Marvel Comics actually), Lilandra (a terrorist) and Gray Goblin (a mayhem specialist). Their photos/portraits are included below as a jpg file.

While maintaining the comics-stylized approach to storytelling, I'm continuing to explore more horror-storytelling oriented dimensions of Mad Hatter stories in the hope that we can continue to entertain why Mad Hatter (and Batman) are ripe for all kinds of as-of-yet unexplored horror stories and perhaps even adapted horror-comics themed films (not unlike Spawn perhaps).

What do you think?


Mad Hatter escaped from Arkham and was loose in Gotham City once again. Batman was truly worried and feeling very frustrated. Batman grabbed his copy of the Gazette three days after Hatter escaped from Arkham and noticed the headline, "Hatter Bombs Parking Lot!" Batman knew that Hatter was up to no good and had refused his path to restoration in favor of throwing away whatever chance at prayer he had left to basically finish his life as a complete criminal.

Batman truly felt sorry for Jervis, recognizing that the madman's very bizarre fascination with punishing Gotham cops with hammers was somehow an expression of the Hatter's complete inability to trust the system and believe in its medical capacities. Batman was therefore worried that Hatter would now recruit more fiendish evil-doers, criminally-insane like him of course, and then persuade them to commit acts of great troubling anarchy. Batman was shrewd in his theories, for the Hatter did indeed recruit two eccentrics to serve as his accomplices.

HATTER: I'm very impressed with you two mad gems...
LILANDRA: I'm a ministress of anarchy!
GOBLIN: I'm your favorite mayhem 'artist.'

HATTER: I want you to kidnap three Gotham cops.
GOBLIN: We'll do it...

HATTER: Bring the cops to my lair here...
LILANDRA: Alright; what's the mission?
GOBLIN: Is this some kind of press stunt, Hatter?

HATTER: We'll take photos of them with nose-bleeds.
LILANDRA: And send these photos to the mayor!
GOBLIN: Genius...

HATTER: I knew you'd understand.
LILANDRA: Well, I suppose we can appreciate your 'theme.'
GOBLIN: You want people to think, "Cops are full of frailty."

HATTER: Precisely; a cop with a nose-bleed reminds us of frailty.
LILANDRA: Sure; a headache is simple, but a nose-bleed is frailty!
GOBLIN: The photos will drive the mayor into a frenzy...

Lilandra and Goblin did just what Hatter/Jervis instructed. They kidnapped three Gotham cops, all males, and brought them to his lair gagged and tied. When Hatter saw the weeping and confused cops, he assured them they'd make it out alive and merely were obligated to serve as 'news models.' He then put some sharp inhalant into their noses and ordered them to inhale, and when they did, their noses began to bleed. Lilandra took photos of the three cops with the nose-bleeds.

BATMAN: "It is my contention that Hatter, Lilandra, and Goblin form what can be best described as a 'trio of terror.' As your trusted masked crime-fighter, I will do everything in my power to bring all three ghouls into Arkham Asylum where they will be cared for by America's best psychiatrists/doctors. It's unfortunate Jervis/Hatter escaped from Arkham, but I'll make sure that this 'trio of terror' is treated very appropriately. It's unthinkable that Hatter, a man who's exterminated cops by bludgeoning them, is now working with two sociopaths (Lilandra and Goblin) who're willing to do his bidding and mail photos of cops with nose-bleeds to a worried mayor. I'm certain that this 'trio of terror' is now planning to decapitate cops in Gotham (and maybe elsewhere) and deliver their heads on the footsteps of a church or something!). I promise this great city that this 'trio of terror' will be cradled by the gills of justice...and all blood-loss will end."


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