Friday, February 18, 2011

The Thing and Man-Bat

Man-Bat has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. He had a great visual and you never knew if he was going to be Batman's ally or enemy in a given tale. I had the Power Records book and record set featuring "Robin Meets Man-Bat!" and that was about the coolest thing ever to me at the time, with the Neal Adams art and cool Man-Bat sound effects. Check it out here:

I was kind of hoping that Christopher Nolan would go with Hugo Strange as the villain in the upcoming Dark Knight Rises. With Strange's tinkering with Monster Men formulas, we might have seen a way to introduce more animalistic villains like Man-Bat and Killer Croc into Batman's world. That's probably too out there for Nolan, who prefers the more street level villains - but maybe a director for a future sequel will do something along those lines.


slentz said...

That power record site is cool. I'm going to have to listen to that at home.

Ross said...

It's a great site, it really brings back the memories.

Jim Ryan said...

Woe, that Power Records site recommendation just made my day!

Tell me, though: Why is Man-Bat dressed in that book like the Phantom Stranger...?

Mikeyboy said...

Man Bat is my absolute favorite macabre DC character....then the Spectre.

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