Wayne discovers Arkham is in league with the new Chancellor, Henderson, and that the two are manipulating the city’s aristocrats via knowledge of their secrets and the shows in the cabinet. He also hears the two plotting to kill both himself and Barbera with the Laughing Man. But, during an attempted escape by the inmates in the asylum, he is captured and thrown into a great pit, at the bottom of which lie vast, sentient computers who once built Metropolis and still sustain it and watch over humanity. They turn Wayne into the “Nosferatu” and send him back to the city above.
The Nosferatu saves Barbera and kills the Laughing Man, before attacking Arkham in his asylum. As he fights the orderlies, the inmates hail him as “the Master.” While confronting both Dr. Arkham and Henderson, the latter armed with a gun scavenged from Lutor’s old lair and powered by the green stone taken from Lutor’s chest, the Super-Man appears to investigate at Wayne-son’s behest and is wounded by the weapon before the Nosferatu hurls Hender-son from the tower.
He is then confronted by the Superman, who believes there is no place for creatures of shadow in his city of light, while the Nosferatu calls him naïve and claims the inmates as his responsibility. They fight, eventually falling down into the underworld. Their battle is inconclusive, with each mortally wounding the other. However, the ancient machines reveal themselves to the Superman and he realizes that there can be no light without shadows. The Nosferatu’s job is to catch these shadows. The machines restore both combatants, and the Superman accepts his control over the dark. Bruss Wayne ends up in charge of the asylum where Arkham is now a prisoner, trying to convince anyone who will listen that the new director is the Nosferatu.
出版社：DC Comics｜作者：Randy Lofficier，Jean-Marc Lofficier｜插图：Ted McKeever｜出版日期：1999｜格式：jpg｜册数：1v｜页数：67p｜尺寸：1020×1610px｜大小：31m｜语种：英文