Sunday, July 08, 2012

"The Dark Knight Rises": Vengeance Of 'Bane'

Continuing our coverage of the comic book origins of the villain 'Bane', appearing in "The Dark Knight Rises", the character debuted  in DC Comics' "Batman: Vengeance of Bane" #1 (January 1993), created by Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench and Graham Nolan.

 "...'Bane' was born in the Caribbean Republic of 'Santa Prisca', in a prison called 'Peña Dura' ('Hard Rock'). His father 'Edmund Dorrance' had been a revolutionary and had escaped Santa Prisca's court system.

"The corrupt government, however, decreed that his young son would serve out the man's life sentence, and thus Bane's childhood and early adult life were spent in the amoral penitentiary environment.

"Though imprisoned, his natural abilities allowed him to develop extraordinary skills within the prison's walls, reading as many books as he could get his hands on, building up his body in the prison's gym and learning to fight in the merciless school of prison life. 

"The Venom experiment nearly killed Bane at first, but he survived, with the drug vastly increasing his physical strength. 

"It is this Venom. that Bane has to take in every 12 hours, via a system of tubes pumped directly into his brain, or he will suffer debilitating side-effects..."

In "The Dark Knight Rises", the tube system used by Bane is given a different purpose...

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