Friday, June 21, 2013

Man-Bat Fugitive from Blind Justice

"Man-Bat Fugitive from Blind Justice" from Man-Bat #2 (DC, 1976) by Martin Pasko, Pablo Marcos and R. Villamonte
Neal Adams drew Man-Bat's first appearance in Detective Comics #400, which almost certainly contributed to his initial popularity. A monthly series came up in '76 when DC was pretty much throwing everything at the wall to see what would stick. Unlike bat wings in hair, however, Man-Bat didn't. Two issues and that's it. Two issues that might as well have been Batman Family archive material for all the connective tissue they had. Sorry Man-Bat, your names are just in the wrong order for real mainstream success. That, and you decided to face off against the Ten-Eyed Man.

1 comment:

  1. When I read this for the first time back in the 70s, the Ten-Eyed Man blew my seven year old brain.

    So very young, so very stupid....