Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Character Donation #50
I'm sorry you just cannot make me like this guy. Look at him! He getting guano all over the Bat-Signal! I just never "got" him. Yes, he's was a member of "The Batman Family" at one point.
So was Azrael.
Yeah, he's tragic. Yeah, he's tortured. He's a scientist. Somehow, he doesn't read "clever" like most of Batman's Rogues Gallery.
He reads like a Marvel "Rogue." Why? He's sorta "redeemable." I don't like that in a "Rogue."
It sounds like the type of character I would have concocted at the age of six.
"Hey, Mommy! I just got done reading this Batman comic! I like Batman and Robin. I created a new friend for them. His name is Man-Bat."
"That's nice, baby. You're clever."
He sounds like the type of character Marvel would have created in an effort to be clever. Oddly enough, DC beat 'em to it. Not "clever."