Batman The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga Cover (Lord Death Man)

Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga is a new weekly series collecting the original 53 chapter run published in 1966 at the height of the Batman craze coinciding with the campy TV show. The manga adaptation is primarily black-and-white with minimal backgrounds and plenty of speed lines. It’s printed in the original format, which is read right to left.

Batman The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga (Batman vs Lord Death Man)

The first chapter is a retelling of “Death Knocks Three Times!” from Batman #180. Batman faces off against skeleton costumed thief named Lord Death Man. The not-so super villain only power is yoga, which he uses to fake his death and escape punishment. Years later DC Comics reintroduced the character with actual healing abilities. There are minor plot changes; most notably, Batman’s use of a wrecking ball, which demanded a Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball parody (read left to right).

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