A few weeks ago, I spent nearly a week with my nephews. Micah and Tyler are 11 and 10 now (someone hold me), and have an entire world of interests and passions and hobbies completely separate from what anyone is telling them to love.

One of the things they’re into is superheroes. And when I saw them, they told me that Batman has an enemy called Man-Bat, to which I said, “You are lying,” and left it at that.

But the other night, I thought, “What if they were telling the truth?” So I googled Man-Bat.

You guys, Man-Bat has a wife named FRANCINE LANGSTROM, and their two kids are Becky and Aaron.


Don’t doubt your nephews. They always know.



  1. Lan | morestomach on July 23, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    i spent 2 weeks with my nephews recently and they are currently obsessed with deadpool. and minecraft. and not showering.

  2. Peg on July 23, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    hmmmm – always learning. I had no idea who/what “Deadpool” was. Now I do – thanks Internet

  3. wac on July 23, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    I’ve tried to match wit and wisdom with my nephews on more than one occasion and they win every time!

  4. Joey on August 4, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Pretty sure the first episode of Batman: The Animated series is about Man-Bat. That series best captures the Bat-essence and is streaming on Amazon Prime.

  5. Joey on August 4, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    It was the second episode, my bad.

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