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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

DC Universe Fandex - Black Manta

As promised, here's the Black Manta entry from the DC Comics Superheroes and Villains Fandex, published last week.

I either don't remember or never knew Black Manta had any connection to Arkham Asylum--I really think the proper authorities in the DCU needs to shut that place down.

Both sets of Fandex scans were sent to me by F.O.A.M.er Shag Matthews (who runs the awesome Firestorm Fan site), saving me a ton of time, effort, and some dough.
Thanks again Shag!

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Unknown said...

didn't the Rick Veitch run establish that his bad autism treatment happened at Arkham? i don't exactly remember Rick saying that, but I also wasn't taken aback by it when i read Black Manta's Fandex entry a couple weeks ago... and i had just finished reading the Veitch run at that time.

David J. Cutler said...

Yep--Aquaman volume 6, #8, first page. "While in lesser institutions, such as Arkham, erroneous interpretations of the symptoms were the norm." We see a castle/haunted mansion type asylum with young Manta abused within.

rob! said...

Okay, so put me down in the "don't remember" column because I have those issues and don't recall that detail.

I think my point about AA still stands, however. Somebody needs to close that place down--no one ever seems to get cured!

rick duncan said...

Manta stabbed the doctor in the eye??? Anyone who WORKS at Arkham needs their heads examined.

Omega Agent1 said...

lamest back story ever. Arkham is Batmans secret shame.