Emerging from the shadows of the tallest skyscrapers of Gotham City, the tortured soul that is Kirk Langstrom has often found himself facing off against the Dark Knight, Batman, and now in his own title, the hunter has become the prey!
Among the many faces of the diabolical cadre of rogues galleries beholden to The Batman, there is no one more complex as the tortured soul of Kirk Langstrom, the scientist that becomes the nocturnal menace known as Man-Bat! Where Bruce Wayne assumes the costumed identity of the winged creature of the night to strike fear in the hearts of Gotham City’s dastardly criminal element, Langstrom in the pursuit of groundbreaking research becomes the embodiment of a bat — a human hybrid that hunts in the darkness to his advantage!
Over the years Batman and Langstrom, as Man-Bat, have ferociously clashed and often very sad, to his horror Langstrom — at the mercy of the creature’s feral nature — emerges himself a victim of the Man-Bat’s atrocities in the aftermath. In recent times, Man-Bat has found himself fighting alongside his one-time adversaries on a quest toward redemption, but that appears to have taken a terrible turn! In the upcoming Man-Bat #1, the hunter becomes the hunted! In the first issue of the 5-part limited series, Langstrom appears to have hit rock bottom!
The serum that he subjected himself has turned him truly into a depraved monster and the target of the GCPD, not to mention number one on the Suicide Squad’s hit list! Now Langstrom finds himself in a race against time, as he must find a cure for the innocent victims of his crime while evading the world’s most dangerous dirty dealers!
Here is your First Look at MAN-BAT #1:
MAN-BAT #1 written by Dave Wielgosz with art by Sumit Kumar, Romulo Fajardo Jr., and Tom Napolitano arrives in stores on February 2.