Thursday, October 30, 2008

Early Man-Bat?

From the 1966 Signet paperback, BATMAN VS THE PENGUIN comes these panels, from the reprinted story "The Penguin's Fabulous Fowls," from BATMAN# 76!

In this page-turner, Penguin releases some "rare birds of legend" to bedevil the Dynamic Duo, only to have the fowls

 revealed to be fake mechanical constructs. No dummies, those Caped Crusaders!

Anyway, here is a huge creature referred to as the "Man-Bat," 17 years before his "official" appearance as drawn by Neal Adams in 1970!

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