Batman 315 – Kite-Man returns

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The Kite-Man, who had made his only appearance almost twenty years earlier, makes a less than impressive comeback in the Wein, Novick and Mclaughlin story in Batman 315 (Sept. 79).

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The costume still works, so the story does kick off pretty well.

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And there are some good developments in the longer story arc.  Selina is upset with Bruce about his investigation into her, and his explanation does nothing to cool her temper.

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And Lucius Fox discovers that the man who has been tailing him is working for Gregorian Falstaff, who wants to hire Lucius away from the Wayne Foundation.

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The Kite-Man shows himself to be the kind of villain who is more than willing to abandon his men to the law to ensure his own escape.

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But Batman i ell prepared for their fight, ith a Bat-Kite of hi on.  He imply lam into the Kite-Man, detroying the to kite, and then catche him a they fall.

The Kite-Man is next seen six years down the road, in the pages of Hawkman.

 

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