Think You Know Kite Man? Get Featured in DC Universe Encyclopedia!

This week, we’re asking DC fans to submit their fun trivia facts about a character who first appeared in Dick Sprang-illustrated story in Batman #133 (Aug 1960). He possessed a variety of gimmicked kites, including a jet-powered hang glider that allowed for quick escapes, a mammoth kite that he used to shuttle criminals out of Gotham’s prison, a “flashbulb” kite, and a trap net kite.

Using kites of his own, Batman tracked down and captured the criminal after he rescued some crooks from prison. He next appeared in Batman #315 (Sept 1979); this time with a visor over his eyes, which he didn’t have in the original story. After betraying some of his hired goons, Batman defeated him again, flying his own bat-shaped kite.

Of course, we can only be talking about the one and only Kite Man!

Let us know all your little-known intel in the comments below, and it could be selected for featuring in our new “Trivia” Encyclopedia section! Anyone whose Fun Facts are selected will receive a rare “Daily Planet Editor” badge!

Remember – All facts MUST be cited with their source to be considered for- it can be any source! Just be sure you cite it.

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—If we are not able to VALIDATE your fact, or if it does not fit the tone of our Encyclopedia entries, we may not use the fact right away.

—If REPEAT facts are submitted that we would like to use, the first user to post that fact will receive the credit.

—You can submit AS MANY facts as you’d like! However, submission to this thread DOES NOT guarantee that your fact will be selected for featuring in the Encyclopedia. The selection process is entirely up to the discretion of DC Universe.

—We have RECRUITED our very own @HubCityQuestion, master of all trivia, to help sort out the facts and answer the questions you have moving forward in our weekly installments. He remains duty-bound to keep this party going!

—We will be accepting fun facts now through Tuesday, September 29th!

—To ensure your information has not ALREADY BEEN CITED in our existing Encyclopedia, you can find the current Kite Man entry here:


Ohhh, damn. You all better go deep with this one.


Apparently, according to Tom King on a Q&A thread he answered in the DCU Community, Kite Man’s catchphrase “Hell, yeah” only came about because the picture artist Ivan Reis drew needed more words


In Young Justice 1998 #48, Meatcleaver cuts off Kite Man’s arm but Baron Agua Sin Gaaz makes him drink a magic potion that restores his arm.

In Batman the Brave and the Bold, Season 1 Episode 2, Terror on Dinosaur Island!, 9:30 into the episode, it is revealed in a flashback that crook Eel O’Brian was a member of Kite Man’s gang. When Batman came to stop them, Eel O’Brian tried flying away with the money, causing Batman to throw a Batarang at him. This caused Eel O’Brian to fall into a vat of chemicals and become Plastic Man.

At 14:06 in the episode, another flashback reveals Batman saved Eel O’Brian from the vat of chemicals and Eel O’Brian testified against Kite Man in court.

Eel O’Brian in Kite Man’s gang

In Batman the Brave and the Bold, Season 2 Episode 2, Long Arm of the Law!, Kite Man acquires a piece of Plastic Man and uses it to create a gun that can replicate Plastic Man’s powers. Kite Man ends up getting hit with the beam from the gun and replicates Plastic Man’s powers. He also has a sidekick named Rubberneck.



He did the aerodynamics on the Jokermobile.

Source: Batman (2016$ #27