Do you like Batman, genetic tinkering, and Rafael Albuquerque covers? Sure, we all do! That’s why we’ll all enjoy the latest issue of Batman Beyond Universe, in which a captive Bruce Wayne and his protege, Terry McGinnis, find themselves prisoners of Kirk Langstrom, a.k.a. Man-Bat (also, a.k.a Big Lang, but that was more of a high school locker room nickname that nobody calls him anymore). Seems the formerly tortured geneticist is vexed by conscience no longer, following the death of his wife.
“But Man Cave!” you protest, “Langstrom cannot marry a woman without wings! They’re from two different WORLDS!” And you would be right, but–ah-ha! Francine Langstrom had previously made a Woman-Bat of herself before the two swore off such shenanigans. We can’t figure out why; with all the docks and rivers in Gotham, plus Slaughter Swamp just beyond city limits, there must be an awful mosquito population. A couple of giant humanoid bat-sized appetites might be very good for the community.
Eh. Just our opinion. Enjoy!
See what happens next in Batman Beyond Universe #7!
We danced around with Man-Bats (plural!) the last time we visited the Batman Beyond Universe, too. It’s because we’re a cave, DC, isn’t it? See you next time for more bat-futuristic shenanigans in Man(-Bat) Cave Daily.
Want more hard-boiled brutality? Check out The Private Eye and more in Nine More Comics for Hardcore Geeks.