Detective Comics

Detective Comics, Vol. 1 #402

Man or Bat?

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

Kirk Langstrom appears again as the Man-Bat, this time he is forced to become the Batman's enemy; After stealing a vial from a chemical company's safe, much to Batman's chagrin, Kirk returns to his lab above the Gotham Museum of Natural History; He believes he has finally found a mixture that can cure his transformation, until Batman bursts through the door in pursuit, causing him enough surprise to drop the compound onto the floor; With a screech of rage, Kirk fights off the Batman and leaps out the window; During his escape, he starts to evolve a leathery pair of wings that allow him to fly. "My Place In The Sun!," script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Vince Colletta; Speedy visits Robin at Hudson University; Robin begins to question if he should continue to be Robin. Letter from comics writer Martin Pasko.


Creators View all

Writer Frank Robbins
Penciller Neal Adams
Inker Dick Giordano
Cover Artist Neal Adams
Editor Julius Schwartz

Characters View all

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