Batman and the Outsiders #6: Pages 15-17

Let's learn a little something about the Cryonic Man, shall we? Like his tastes in real estate:Ok, so a lot of people are ignoring the sign and braving the prison barbed wire, are they?And sometimes they see under the surface and there's even more crap inside. You're invited to look deeper. DEEPER!
To be fair, Omniscient Narrator, who would ever think to look under the House of Mystery for an operating theater filled with B-movie robots? Looks like ol' CM is getting painlessly operated on by these primitive robots. What else is down there?
Only CM's frozen girlfriend and her folks! No, this is still not a Mr. Freeze story. Frozen or not, Melissa can hear him telepathically, as can her parents, the Raymonds, but they unfortunately can't hear each other. He kinda has to be there to relay the messages.
Yeah, yeah, Mrs. Raymond, shut your mind-hole. We also find out that though Batman has decided to call him "Cryonic Man", he really only calls himself Philip. Which doesn't sound like it would look cool on a cover. Guess what, "Cryonic Man" either. And then there's the idea that they still believe it's 1955 (so I guess we have to excuse the robot designs and Golden Age plot).
Another thing about Philip is that he only shaves the top of his thigh, but never bothers with the rest of the leg. What did you say? That leg's been grafted on in the painless operation that just occured? But where did he get the leg?
Tan-tan-TANNNNNNN! Wow, harvesting limbs from your father-in-law, eh? Good thing old Mr. Raymond has such well-developed musculature! Could have been worse. Or much worse if he'd taken one of Melissa's gams. Although I do wonder if amputating his leg and getting it replaced was bit of overkill after Metamorpho broke it. Can't have a broken leg, oh no! I guess the robots can do the impossible, but the possible is right out.

It's about time Batman took this sucker out.
Yes, it's a trap, but Philip has taken so much stuff out of Melissa (presumably) that any avenue for transplants should be explored. And no, still not a Mr. Freeze story.


smacky said...

He removed the old guy's leg without his knowledge. Wow.

De said...

Stealing an old guy's leg? That's just... cold ;-)

Siskoid said...

Well done, De. Ouch.

And that means he had to open the tube right? And still the old man didn't wake up. Maybe he popped the leg out through a plot hole.

Teebore said...

Although I do wonder if amputating his leg and getting it replaced was bit of overkill after Metamorpho broke it.

Maybe that's why he needs the kidney: the other night, he drank a beer.

Maybe he popped the leg out through a plot hole.


Siskoid said...

Guy needs to update his contact lense prescription every time he watches tv.


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