#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33314 posts) - - Show Bio
 Detective Comics: Dream A Little Dream #1

  

 Twelve hours ago I dreamt of pain, murder and rape and I was glad. Jo the mechanic lived in the suburbs of Gotham, a smallish district called Elliot Avenue, named after one of Gotham’s richest families who had funded much of its construction. It was far away from the cold dark alleys and crime ridden streets at the centre of the city. The resident’s were happy, they thought themselves safe but two hours from now a child will be found dead; bound by barb wire and discarded in a bin outside an abandoned warehouse, another will be found weeks later, in pieces, posted to members of his family that lived throughout Gotham, the third child will never be found at al. All Jo the mechanics handwork; people that knew Jo would say he was the nicest guy in the world, he was always willing to help you if you were in need, sometimes he would even fix the cars for free and do it all with a smile on his face but what the people of Elliot Avenue didn't know was that Jo the mechanic had a darkness inside him, one that he had been hiding deep down and tonight it was about to overflow. I dream of pain, murder and rape and I am glad, because when you tell yourself it's only a dream you can change the ending.

Gravel crunched under my feet as the rain pounded on my shoulders, the air reeked of ozone and there was lightning on the horizon. My breath was coming out in hard puffs as a sped across the rooftops, pushing myself to the limit. A flash of lightning made the abandoned car storage warehouse look like an angry fun house raising out of the ground, paint had chipped and faded from its walls, the windows were boarded and the entrance had been chained shut.

I had to get my timing and balance right for what I was going to do next, I leapt from the rooftops adjacent to the warehouse and aimed for a second story window, squeezing my arms and legs in tight as I impacted through the old wooden boards. Jo the mechanic had been sitting in the dark preparing himself for the sick perverse things he would do this night. The man squealed in fear as I came crashing in to the room but with only the occasional flash of lightning to see by I disappeared before he could even see me.

Who…Who’s there?” his quivering voice full of fear, a coward just like every man that prays on those who are smaller or weaker.

My voice echoed from the shadows

There is no land beyond law,

Where tyrants rule with unshakable power!

'Tis but a dream, from which the evil wake,

To face their fate, there terrifying hour”

Oh g-g-god, please....” Jo the mechanic words came out in a splutter as fear gripped him, his body was shaking as he raised a long bladed knife with which to defend himself with. I stepped out of the darkness and the man gave a shrill cry, he then lunged at me with his blade and buried it in my chest but the knife passed clean through my body and I felt no pain.

What the hell are you?”

When the night is dark and full of terrors I am the one that comes for you when you sleep, I am the Sandman”

I raised my hand and placed it on the man’s face, puffs of dark green gas emerged from my fingertips, Jo the mechanic will dream tonight, it will be sleep filled with horrors that he could never imagine, ones that he will never awake from. In the dark of the night I turn to dust and sift through the floor boards, I free the children and tell them to run home, run and don't stop for anyone.

I make my way home, the rain slows from a thunder to a patter as I enter throw the window to my apartment, I discard my gasmask and coat and head for the bedroom, I know I will not sleep, not properly, but every night I must try because with it comes salvation. As I lay my head on the pillow the world swirls around me, flashes of images come and go, a bat, a rooftop, a gun then voices, one I know and one I don't.

What are you doing here?” a gruff voice, forceful and angry.

In the kings court only the fool may speak the truth” this voice sounds just as angry but also unhinged.

The shot echo’s through the night, the bullet catches him just below the jaw and arches up snapping his head back violently, his body crumples to the ground in a bloody heap.

I gasp for air as I wake from the dream, my body covered in hot and cold sweat, someone has killed The Batman.

#2 Posted by primepower53 (5686 posts) - - Show Bio

AMAZZZINNNNG!

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33314 posts) - - Show Bio
@primepower53 said:

AMAZZZINNNNG!

thanks duder
#4 Posted by batkevin74 (10758 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: WOW! That's great! From the title I got that song in my head and unless I miss my guess we're going to see a Sandman/Batman crossover. Good work

#5 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33314 posts) - - Show Bio
@batkevin74 said:

@spiderbat87: WOW! That's great! From the title I got that song in my head and unless I miss my guess we're going to see a Sandman/Batman crossover. Good work

Well a lot of the street level heroes will be making appearances, mostly the forgotten or obscure ones.
#6 Posted by feebadger (1445 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: I can't say anymore than this is brilliant. Wow.

#7 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33314 posts) - - Show Bio
@feebadger said:

@spiderbat87: I can't say anymore than this is brilliant. Wow.

Thanks alot :)
#8 Posted by TheWholeDamnShow (758 posts) - - Show Bio

Great work! Very detailed and fluid. Looking forward to more Sandman!

#9 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33314 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheWholeDamnShow said:

Great work! Very detailed and fluid. Looking forward to more Sandman!

thanks man
#10 Posted by 4donkeyjohnson (1671 posts) - - Show Bio

This is really good @spiderbat87, good job! Great writing, look forward to reading the next chapter

#11 Posted by sentryssj4 (433 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: WOO! nice job man! Looking forward to more.

#12 Posted by CapFanboy (5065 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: I find myself reading a lot of your work as of late, this is my attempt at commenting constructive criticism or praise....and all I can say is well done. I'm not good at criticism. At all. :'(

#13 Posted by batkevin74 (10758 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: Shame you 'retired' from fan-fic, this is good stuff and was hoping for more. Oh well :(

#14 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33314 posts) - - Show Bio
@batkevin74 said:

@spiderbat87: Shame you 'retired' from fan-fic, this is good stuff and was hoping for more. Oh well :(

I'm working on the next issue now
#15 Posted by batkevin74 (10758 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: Wooooo hoooooo!!!!! Welcome back :)

#16 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33314 posts) - - Show Bio
@batkevin74 said:

@spiderbat87: Wooooo hoooooo!!!!! Welcome back :)

It'll prob be up some time this week or at the weekend
#17 Posted by VyseCarma (259 posts) - - Show Bio

Not often into a fan-fic that kills off a major hero, expecially one that I like, but this one has my attention

#18 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33314 posts) - - Show Bio
@VyseCarma thanks man
#19 Posted by poze (225 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: Really good I love it !

#20 Posted by 4donkeyjohnson (1671 posts) - - Show Bio

Did you ever get around to doing more of this?