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Man-Bat Pt. 17: Batman Family #16

On his way home, Man-Bat spots Jason Bard on the roof of his apartment building and mistakes his cane for a rifle, causing him to believe he's the shotgun sniper. While they head toward a face-off, the real sniper has them both in his/her sights…

Man-Bat is hit:

Man-Bat then trails Bard to a diner when the sniper fires again. Bard realizes Man-Bat is not the criminal and they team-up to take him down.


Then, when Kirk returns home, he learns why Francine paged him:



Again, I love the art by Michael Golden and the way he draws Man-Bat:

It’s a nice conclusion to a nice two-part story, easy-breezy and action-packed. However, the mystery is explained after the fact in a single panel, making it all a little pat:

But... I'm not complaining!


Title: Batman Family

Issue #: 16

Cover Date: Feb./March 1978

On Sale Date: Nov. 24, 1977

Writer(s): Bob Rozakis

Artist: Michael Golden

Editor: Julius Schwartz

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