Batman: Manbat

 B8X9   (DC, 1995)

™ and ©1995 DC Comics, Inc.

This three-issue mini-series pits Batman against Kirk Langstrom, the Manbat. The caped crusader begins the chase in an attempt to recover a deadly genetic plague virus stolen from Eden Corp. by erstwhile do-gooder Marilyn Munro. Batman traces her to the Southwestern desert, where she stumbled into a vast underground cavern inhabited by the batlike Kirk Langstrom and his followers. Gifted by providence with the means of mankind’s destruction, this race of bat-creatures seizes upon the virus as a tool for wiping humanity from the face of the earth.

This story was an “Elseworlds” saga, freeing the writers to explore alternate versions of the DC universe. This version is a true nightmare, brought to life by veteran horror writer Jamie Delano (Hellblazer) and acclaimed painter John Bolton (Black Dragon).

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#1

  10/1/1995
  $4.95
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42 copies available from $0.50
Painted cover; ElseworldsJamie DelanoJohn Bolton

#2

  11/1/1995
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  $3.00
21 copies available from $1.04
Painted cover; ElseworldsJamie DelanoJohn Bolton

#3

  12/1/1995
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22 copies available from $0.65
Painted cover; ElseworldsJamie DelanoJohn Bolton

Book #1

  3/1/1997
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1 copy available for $14.99
Painted cover; Elseworlds; Collects mini-seriesJamie DelanoJohn Bolton