YMMV: Batman: The Cult
- Follow the Leader: There is a lot in this story taken or outright lifted from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, including the layouts, the depiction of the deaths of the Waynes, and the souped-up Batmobile.
- Older Than They Think:
- Most Bat-fans, when asked "Who broke the Batman?", will answer Bane, from the Knightfall arc. Deacon Blackfire did it five years before him, though a bit differently.
- The idea of a completely isolated Gotham is most often connected with the Batman No Mans Land arc, while this story did it eleven years prior.