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Man-Bat
Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Kirk Langstrom
Occupation

Detective

Zoologist


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Gotham City
Group Affiliation
None
Base of Operations
Gotham City
Height

Langstrom: 6' 1"


Man-Bat: 7' 4"


Weight

Langstrom: 200 lbs.


Man-Bat: 315 lbs.


Eye Color

Langstrom: Brown


Man-Bat: Red


Hair Color
Brown
Known Powers

Chemical formula granting attributes indicative of a bat including: superhuman strength, speed, agility, flight and heightened senses including sonar.


Note: The transformation into Man-Bat is controlled by a compound extracted from a gland found in bats, and can be reversed by an antidote.


Accessories

Man-Bat Serum: Serum derived from a gland found in bats.


Common Enemies
Batman I
Regularly Appearing

Batman

Detective Comics


First Appearance
Detective Comics #400 (June, 1970)
Creator
Frank Robbins & Neil Adams
Origin

Suffering from progressive deafness, Dr. Kirk Langstrom developed a serum derived from a gland found in bats to give himself a natural sonar. Although successful the serum had a drawback, he was transformed into a bat-like creature and became increasingly insane.


Due to the insanity which gripped him, Langstrom battled the Batman, but with the Dark Knight's assistance he was able to eventually control his transformations and the madness of the Man-Bat.