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Beyond the Scenes: Man-Bat Beyond?

Beyond the Scenes: Man-Bat Beyond?

By Alex Antone Monday, December 9th, 2013

SPOILER ALERT: The following contains plot points from Saturday’s Batman Beyond 2.0 #9. Read at your own risk!

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Welcome back to the first “Beyond the Scenes” of our new Batman Beyond 2.0 story arc! This is a great time for new readers to hop on board (not to mention, you can still go read the entire series any time by clicking here), so I hope you’re ready for another exciting BEYOND adventure!!

In this chapter we open with Batman fighting Shriek, a classic Beyond villain, who’s still very much at large after the Arkham breakout in Chapter 2. After a battle in which Shriek pretty much rocks Batman, leaving him temporarily deafened, Dick Grayson tells him a story from his days as Robin. In case you were wondering, that story was from the episode “Fear of Victory” in the first season of Batman: The Animated Series.

Speaking of BTAS, in the final panel of Chapter 9, it was revealed that one of Batman’s original villains—Dr. Kirk Langstrom AKA Man-Bat—is alive! But what’s Man-Bat been up to all this time? Who is the mysterious woman he’s with? And what exactly are his plans for those two hostages??

Well, you know we won’t spoil it here, but while you’re waiting for the next BEYOND chapter, go ahead and watch “On Leather Wings,” Man-Bat’s first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series right HERE! You won’t regret it!