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.)

7 thoughts on “Cats, bats, and clones, oh my

  1. The Doomed Pixel says:

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

  2. Zach Attack says:

    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. Count Libido says:

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

  4. Jeff Hebert says:

    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. Count Libido says:

    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. Austin says:

    Are you kiddingcatman is amazing

  7. dndmatt says:

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

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