Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 103
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“It seems that Tony Stark is very displeased with you. After only a few days, he declares publically a war upon you in the newspaper.”
Charlie was amazed.
It’s rare to have classes suspended for three consecutive days. Mathison was lying comfortably on the sofa while watching TV as an after-training treatment. But when he turned on the TV, Tony’s face appeared.
After all, this is the first time someone publicly challenges Phantom Kid since his debut.
Of course, it will become the biggest trend.
In the past, Daggett and Kingpin were all announcing sky-high bounties in the underworld, hoping to get information about Phantom Kid or kill him directly.
Unfortunately, after so long, none of the assassins came to Mathison.
The reward is always hanging on the list, but no one can get it. It is almost a legend in the industry.
The speculations about Phantom Kid are even more varied. Some people say that Kid is a demon that can grow bigger or smaller at will. Others say that Kid is a strong and powerful man. Others say that there is more than one thief, and Phantom Kid is the name of their organization…
In short, no one can tell the detailed information of Phantom Kid, he is just like a ghost, leaving no trace in the world.
“Should I go for the diamond Tony is offering? It would be a shame to end up empty-handed since I obviously returned the Arc Reactor.”
Mathison suddenly felt troublesome. Although he had anticipated the current situation a long time ago, he did not expect Tony to bring it publically to the world and release a priceless treasure like the Mountain of Light as bait.
The Mountain of Light, known as the Koh-i-Noor, is one of the oldest diamonds in the world. Legends say that it has a history of more than three thousand years, but no one knows whether it is true or false. Because its earliest record that can be traced is in 1304 AD.
It has been passed down for more than 700 years, which is still a remarkable lifespan for a gemstone.
There is a passage in Hindu scripture to describe the Mountain of Light as follows: “Whoever owns it owns the whole world. Whoever owns it must bear the disasters it brings. Only God or a woman will not suffer any punishment if they were to possess it.”
Of course, generally, such registers are mostly nonsense, and it is normal for the world’s famous and largest gem to bear some sort of infamy and superstition to it.
If it does not bring misfortune to people, it wouldn’t qualify to be called a precious gem, huh?
However, the Mountain of Light is really a bit ‘evil’.
After consulting a lot of sources, Mathison found that the Mountain of Light was actually passed down to Howard from England when he was alive.
At that time, it was the tensest time during World War II, and countless precious treasures were scattered all over the world back then.
The Mountain of Light was just one of them.
The strange thing is that when Howard got the Mountain of Light, it happened to be the time when Stark Industries developed rapidly, and finally developed into the world’s largest arms company.
And Howard did indeed die in the end, which confirmed the curse of the Mountain of Light.
Mathison originally didn’t want to believe in such superstition, but everything is possible in the world of American Comics. He has already experienced the magic of the Tamil ruby before.
It would really not be that surprising if it turned out that the Mountain of Light holds such a curse that has been circulating for so many years.
“What are you going to do, accept his challenge?”
Charlie looked at Mathison and asked.
“This is the first time someone publicly challenges me, if I chicken out, I would be taken as a joke. Not to mention that the Mountain of Light is worth stealing.”
Mathison took it for granted.
“Don’t blame me for not reminding you, Iron Man has basically figured out your methods last time. And by challenging you publically, he, obviously, is confident about beating you.”
“And Batman is very likely to appear again. Don’t you forget that he almost unmasked you a few days ago? Without the help of Poison Ivy, you would have failed.”
Charlie squinted at Mathison.
“Don’t worry, it’s just that I didn’t expect Batman to create a device to suppress my magic, and he seemed to be aware of Bullet Time. What a scary guy!”
Mathison assured Charlie.
“However, as the saying goes, this is a different time, and I am confident to defeat them now.”
“Ha, I hope Batman won’t find a way to counterattack your new ability, A Knight Does Not Die with Empty Hands, again”
Charlie was not affected by Mathison’s self-confidence.
“Charlie, there is one thing you are right about: It would have been dangerous if Pamela hadn’t helped me, so you have to help me in this upcoming operation.”
Mathison said to Charlie seriously.
“Oh? Have you finally decided to ask for help? What do you want me to do, will it be the same as last time? If so, I am not planning to tire my legs again.”
Charlie suspiciously said.
Hearing that, Mathison was embarrassed for a while. He knew that Charlie was talking about sending him to go to the Stark Expo ago. He didn’t expect Charlie to keep it this long in his mind.
“Ah, of course not, we already know the site at the Stark Expo very well.”
“Go ahead, what do you want me to do?”
“Charlie, can you… fly a helicopter?”
Mathison asked solemnly.
The next night.
Stark Expo is a grand technology exhibition that lasts a whole year, and countless people come to visit it almost every day.
The huge tree roots created by the Poison Ivy have now become a new attraction in the Expo.
Since the news of Tony broke out, our Chief George’s temper has exploded. He forcibly sent a large number of police officers to the fair.
In addition, dozens of police helicopters have been arranged to patrol back and forth in the sky, which is much larger than GCPD.
“Are you sure that Phantom Kid will come? I feel like it was a foolish move to declare war on him publicly. Anyone with an average IQ knows that the Mountain of Light is a bait. This is a trap against him.”
“If I were Phantom Kid, I wouldn’t care about it at all.”
Backstage at the center pavilion, Tony complained to Pepper.
“No, you will! And you will run to the challenger as soon as possible because you value your own face just as you value your own life.”
Pepper poked him mercilessly.
“This is not the point. I mean, tomorrow is the time for the Mountain of Light to be exhibited, but now the Phantom Kid still has made no response, the… uh… the teaser letter or whatever he calls it!”
“Every time he commits a crime, he definitely sends that thing, but now that he didn’t, doesn’t it mean that he won’t come?”
Tony’s idea is not unreasonable, and Pepper is also a little uncertain.
“Ladies and Gentlemen!”
Suddenly, there was a gentle male voice from outside, it was the voice of Phantom Kid!
Tony and Pepper looked at each other and ran outside at the same time.
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