Tomorrow Comes a Day Too Late in ‘Batman Beyond Universe’ #7

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!

Batman Beyond Universe 7_Cover

YES! The return of covers with word balloons! Julie Schwartz is doing a happy dance in Heaven!


Barbara Gordon has no faith in you, boys. Pack it in.


You can take Bruce Wayne out of the Batsuit, but you can’t take the Batman out of Bruce Wayne. But Terry? That remains to be seen.


Bruce Wayne always has a way out–even if it’s a cyanide pill and a plan to make out with you in his final moments.


One doesn’t accidentally transform oneself into a man-bat. This isn’t the Hulk, friends. You can still work on genetics without becoming monsters.


…this just got real, and painful. And real painful.


…dang. This is going to get darker before it gets brighter. If it gets brighter. Safe to say this is going to get darker before it gets anything else.

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.

Brendan McGinley is editor round these parts when not writing comics or Cracked columns. You can say a neighborly hello to him on Twitter @BrendanMcGinley.

Want more hard-boiled brutality? Check out The Private Eye and more in Nine More Comics for Hardcore Geeks.

Who can say no to the ol' 1-point perspective angle on a pistol?

Who can say no to the ol’ 1-point perspective angle on a pistol?

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