Cats, bats, and clones, oh my

OK, I know, he’s supposed to be a Batman rip-off, but seriously:

Cat-Man

Cat-Man? Were Flat-Man, Fat-Man, Gnat-Man, Spat-Man, Hat-Man, and Rat-Man all taken by some other comics company and thus unavailable? I suspect this guy stole a Golden Age Batman mask and dyed it orange, because those ears look awfully similar, but the logo — well now, the logo must be 100% his own creation. The big ol’ C with the smaller M in the middle (his initials, get it? get it?) are the real stroke of genius that make it clear that this guy is no ordinary knockoff! I can’t wait till the issue where we go to his secret lair, “The Litterbox”. Or would that be the “Cat House”? I guess not, since he’s based in New York and we all know how the government there frowns on that sort of thing.

(Image and character ©1985, DC Comics, Inc., “Who’s Who” volume 4.)

About Jeff Hebert

Jeff is a 45 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

7 Responses to Cats, bats, and clones, oh my

  1. The Doomed Pixel

    Heheh…wow, you can be mean when you want to. But then again, he’s really asking for it…

  2. If I’m not mistaken, that Nickelodeon show Fairly OddParents has a character identical to this guy here… colors and everything. He’s basically a spoof on the old 60′s Batman, complete with Adam West voice-overs. These two aren’t related, are they? No licensing deals, were there?

  3. Flat-Man is definitely taken. He’s one of Marvel’s Great Lakes Avengers!

  4. That’s right, the Great Lakes Avengers! Wow, the issue where they’re introduced is in one of the random piles I got, how funny. Did anything ever come of that group or were they a one-time guest appearance?

  5. As bizarre as it may sound, they got their own special around the same time as “Avengers Dissemabled” called “Great Lakes Avengers Dissembled” It’s available as a TPB and is actually quite good. It’s funny, loads of characters die and it adds a lot of background to the characters. Let’s just say that by the end of the book, they end up as a whole new team! ;O)

  6. Are you kiddingcatman is amazing

  7. go read secret six and then try to make fun. hes badass now.