Many teens undergo an anti-establishment phase. They fight against authority, rejecting the government and any type of oversight. They demand equality and oppose corruption. Sometimes though, it's more than just standing against the establishment. Sometimes, in order to combat corruption, it’s better to abolish the establishment completely and let anarchy reign.
Highly intelligent and deeply philosophical, Lonnie Machin developed a strong ethical and apolitical code. Looking at the world around him, he saw corruption, social oppression and the suffering of everyday people—and saw the government doing nothing about it. Taking a cue from the Dark Knight, Machin studied martial arts and put his engineering abilities and knowledge of computer technology to use to become a vigilante himself: Anarky. Although he thinks of himself as a hero like Batman and believes anarchy would help the people help themselves, Batman views Anarky's methods and actions as childish and violent, and considers Anarky a public threat, plain and simple.
Anarky uses his abilities to bring down any corporation or authoritative entity that he feels hurts and oppresses people. While he can throw a punch as well as anyone, he relies primarily on his thorough understanding of modern technology to defeat his foes along with the very essence of anarchy itself—surprise.
BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING - RED HOOD VS. ANARKY #1
Red Hood has always been the one standing slightly apart from the rest of the Bat crew.
DETECTIVE COMICS #972
“Fall Of The Batmen” part four!
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“Fall of the Batmen” part two! Spoiler and the team still have unfinished business to resolve...and unfortunately for everyone, the Victim Syndicate feels the same way!
DETECTIVE COMICS #969
“FALL OF THE BATMEN” part one! Everyone in Batman’s orbit is broken somehow—some more than others.
DETECTIVE COMICS #974
“KNIGHT’S FALL”! Can Tim Drake piece his dreams back together after Batwoman’s fateful decision, or will the Gotham Knights go their separate ways?
DETECTIVE COMICS #973
“Fall Of The Batmen” finale!
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“Fall of the Batmen” part three! With the Victim Syndicate on the move and Clayface on the edge, the team faces a crossroads—but Batwoman believes she knows the way forward!
Angels in the Batcave: James Tynion IV on Azrael, Anarky and Bringing Back Tim Drake
To say that Jean-Paul Valley’s life has been turned upside over the past year is putting it mildly, as anyone who’s been reading...