Monday, November 23, 2015

Someone's excited about this page...


Um..."fap" of course being a common onomatopoeic representation of bats' wings flapping, and nothing else. Nothing. From 2009, the Outsiders #23, "The Hunt, part 3" Written by Peter J. Tomasi, pencils by Fernando Pasarin, inks by Jay Leisten and Scott Hanna.

Anyway, this issue Katana, Halo and the Creeper are on the trail of Killer Croc, when they run into Man-Bat. For this appearance, Kirk Langstrom had estranged himself from his family to protect them, but was seemingly addicted to being Man-Bat. His wife Francine had been working with the Outsiders, but as Man-Bat he didn't want to go back, and sides with Croc. Croc is eventually captured, but mocks Creeper as a freak, claiming his Jack Ryder persona was going to be submerged until the Creeper was all that's left.

The rest of the Outsiders wait for their friends to come back, since they already have Clayface, but they're surprised by the sudden reappearance of Geo-Force's dead sister, Terra, for the Blackest Night crossover. I forget if this next issue was one where if your comic shop bought a bunch, they got a power ring promo or two. I was also wondering if Katana and the Creeper had really interacted before the New 52 versions, where the Creeper is an evil demon living in Katana's sword and completely excised of fun...

5 comments:

Dale Bagwell said...

Oh God, please don't remind me of how bad his PHEW52 incarnation is. Man, seriously, WTF were they thinking by going that route!?
"Oh the kids'll love this revamp won't they?"

Disgusting.....

SallyP said...

I saw that first page and all I could think about was carpal tunnel syndrome.

Dale Bagwell said...

Damn Sally! Kudos to you for your that nasty dirty thought;)
RESPECT!

SallyP said...

Please... you're making me blush.

Dale Bagwell said...

;)