Please introduce the following Bat-villains from Jiro Kuwata’s late-sixties Baman manga, partially collected in Pantheon’s Bat-Manga, into current DCU Continuity…
Lord Death Man
A master villain with a skull mask that cannot be removed who goes around in a skeleton costume he accessorizes with a cape and kicky boots, L.D.M.’s shtick is that he can die and return to life at will. Not a bad superpower really, as it allows him to be executed for his crimes repeatedly, or commit suicide to escape capture, and then crawl free from his grave later.
Also, his name is Lord Death Man.
And here's the just-released solicitation info for the December-shipping Batman, Inc. #2:
BATMAN, INC. #2
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE& MICHAEL LACOMBE
1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
The dynamic new era of Batman continues! The Dark Knight and Mr. Unknown – the Batman of Japan – go up against Lord Death Man. It’s going to be a fight to the end that could see the failure of Batman, Inc. before it’s even begun!
On sale DECEMBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US