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The conclusion to the Man-Bat trilogy is in Detective 407 (Jan. 71), by Frank Robbins, Neal Adams and Dick Giordano.

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The story picks up from the last Man-Bat tale, with Batman’s attempt to cure Kirk Langstrom.  Once again, the crazed Man-Bat flees from Batman.

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Kirk returns to Francine, and begs her to go along with his plans.  While I loved this story as a kid, and it still reads like a twisted gothic romance, it’s hard to swallow Francine’s extreme submissiveness in this story.

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Chiefly, that she agreed to take the serum herself, transforming her into She-Bat.  Batman does manage to stop their wedding, but is taken aback when he sees Francine’s change.

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Batman does ultimately corner the couple, and injects them both with the antidote.

As with the original Two-Face trilogy, this does bring their story to an end.  But the huge popularity of the character ensured his return the following year.

 

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