Detective Comics

Detective Comics, Vol. 1 #400

Challenge Of The Man-Bat!

Jun 1970
Action, Adventure, Crime, Super-Heroes
Bronze Age | Color | USA | English
Comic | 36 pages | $0.15

Zoologist Kirk Langstrom is working late at the Gotham Natural History Museum putting together a bat habitat; he aims to perfect a serum that can endow people with enhanced auditory abilities via a specialized bat gland extract; Elsewhere in the city, a group of thieves known as the Blackout Gang break into a vault; Back at the museum, Kirk Langstrom is pleased with his progress and decides to test his new formula upon himself; he mutates into Man-Bat. "A Burial for Batgirl!," script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Vince Colletta; Barbara Gordon has come to Hudson University to help with a Edgar Allen Poe festival; She discovers a murder and captures Hank Osher, who appears to be the murderer; Batgirl begins to believe that Hank has been framed and investigates further, which leads to her being captured and bricked into a wall. Letter to the editor from writer Alan Brennert.


Creators View all

Writer Frank Robbins, Denny O'Neil
Penciller Neal Adams
Inker Dick Giordano
Cover Artist Neal Adams
Editor Julius Schwartz

Characters View all

Batman (Bruce Wayne)
Man-Bat (Kirk Langstrom)