A comics-related post on the topic of curses over at Cryptomundo. Is The Dark Knight cursed? The argument isn't that strong (yet) but it's worth reading this brief rundown.
I'm going to spoil Loren Coleman's final word by sharing it here, as it perfectly summarizes my own interest in BEASTS! : "From Batman to Mothman, whether or not there are curses is not important. The fact that they have become part of popular culture and that there is a dark sense that there may be such things in the modern world, in the end, may be what becomes more significant."
And, by the way, I'm incredibly pleased to say that Coleman (one of the world's leading Cryptozoologists) has written a brief history of cryptozoology for BEASTS! Book Two.