Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 109
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Receiving Bruce’s order, Alfred immediately accelerated, and Batman quickly got close to Phantom Kid.
Alfred kept Unit No. 12 he was piloting parallel to Unit No. 7, then turned around and flew synchronously with it.
Phantom Kid still walked unhurriedly, even his facial expression did not change in the slightest.
Suddenly a bad feeling arose in Batman’s heart. He untied the wire that was hanging himself with and lunged towards Phantom Kid’s position.
A shocking scene occurred! When Batman reached Phantom Kid’s body, he could not make contact with it as an entity, but passed through it!
Batman grabbed the wire hoisted from Unit No. 7 and found that the wire did not hang on the shoulders of “Phantom Kid”.
Instead, it was separated by a few centimeters.
This also led to Batman’s body and “Phantom Kid’s” to overlap at that moment.
“Could it be a hologram? No, there is no relevant equipment detected here.”
It doesn’t matter what method Phantom Kid used to create such a realistic phantom.
The important thing now is where did the real Phantom Kid go?
Also, who is the helicopter pilot that assists Phantom Kid? Is the person piloting the helicopter now an accomplice of Phantom Kid?
Batman got hold of the wire and kept climbing it.
However, when he climbed up into the Unit No. 7’s interior, there was actually no one on it!
Not even a dog!
The pilot seat was empty!
How did Unit No. 7 fly?
Batman quickly looked at the pilot seat, only to see the helicopter’s lever tightly tied by a thin wire at one end, and the other end was fixed to the helicopter door.
The lever was bolted to a small extent, so it can maintain the helicopter at a low-speed flight without any crash.
There was no need for any other mechanism to be installed, since Mathison didn’t need the helicopter to take any turn.
As soon as Batman glanced in the cabin, the fuselage of Unit No. 7 suddenly shook, as if it might crash at any time.
Because of Batman’s intrusion, the helicopter’s hatch was opened, causing the wire holding the lever to loosen instantaneously, and the overall balance instantly broke.
In desperation, Batman could only jump into the pilot’s seat to control the helicopter, which allowed the helicopter to remain stable again.
All Batman’s plans to bring Phantom Kid to desperation have turned against him…
At the same time, the crowd watching Phantom Kid below were also shocked by the scene in front of them.
“Oh! God! What just happened?”
“I saw Batman pass through the body of Phantom Kid, who can tell me what is going on?”
“Could it be that Kid is not a human being, he is a ghost?”
“This is crazy!”
“Hey, I don’t believe that there are ghosts in this world! This must be one of Kid’s magic tricks again, maybe he just used some high-tech imaging technology to create a projection.”
A Stark Expo of the University of Nova Scotia was originally built to stimulate scientific and technological exchanges around the world, but at this time it was overshadowed by the noise and screams of countless people.
No one cares what technology is displayed on the stage.
In the VIP table, a dozen army generals sat inside, with a displeased expression on their faces.
They really came here for some high-tech weapons that might be available. They didn’t care about Phantom Kid or Batman.
Originally, most of the military’s weapons orders were from Stark Industries. For decades, the U.S. military used Stark’s sophisticated weapons on the battlefield.
Unfortunately, Tony suddenly announced that he would withdraw from the arms business. Over the past few years, the update frequency of the US military’s cutting-edge weapons has decreased a lot, although Hammer Industries has filled this vacancy in time.
However, the failure rate of the weapons produced by Hammer… is simply indescribable.
Therefore, these military leaders can only pin their hopes on the Stark Expo, hoping to discover some potential weapons providers.
But now that the technology exhibition seems to have been disturbed, how can they look for new weapons?
Those who want to buy weapons are worried, and those who want to sell weapons feel uncomfortable and even more annoyed.
Because in the arms sales’ domain, the military’s orders are the largest among any other ones.
The income of smuggling arms is actually not as high as imagined.
In fact, most of the time, only after the military purchases the large amount of weapons they want, the remaining scraps enter the smuggling market.
Take Ulysses Klaue, the largest arms smuggler in the Pacific Ocean for example. His annual profit is about a billion dollars, but most of it comes from smuggling vibranium.
Additionally, the gains from munitions account for only a small part.
This is the case for smugglers, there is no need to talk about the formal arms companies. Smuggling arms is a felony no matter which country it is in. Once detected, it is a dead end.
So there is only one way for them to survive, and that is to compete for a share of the military orders.
The annual military budget is limited, and whoever can get the most orders is the king of arms this year.
If they can’t get the military orders, they will have to wait until next year to start again, and they will have to endure a year of losses.
Therefore, Justin Hammer, who is actively preparing to replace Tony Stark, is obviously the last person who wants to see the fair being disturbed.
“Good lord! This damned Phantom Kid…!”
Hearing the screams around, Hammer gritted his teeth and shouted.
“I perfectly planned to show my mechanical army today, but it seems now that I have no other option but to postpone it…”
Hammer thought reluctantly. In the previous opening ceremony, when Phantom Kid had issued a teaser letter first, Hammer Took the initiative to leave a buffer time of one week.
Thinking about it, he speculated that the mess Phantom Kid created will be over in a week, but the idiot Tony actually jumped out to challenge Kid.
Is his brain flooded with stupidity?
Kid stole the Arc Reactor from him, and now he is offering him the Mountain of Light?
Hammer was upset, hereby, he dialed someone’s phone.
“Ivan, I decided to cancel today’s show.”
On the other side of the phone, Ivan Vanko, who was fiddling with precision tools at Hammer Industries, stopped his work.
“Hah, why? Very good question! If you had taken the trouble to watch the news or inquire about what’s going on in the outside world instead of teasing that bird of yours all day, you would have known…”
“That damn Tony Stark you hate is going to challenge Phantom Kid tonight, and when Kid shows up, it’s Batman who is going to deal with him.”
Hammer was not in a good mood.
“Where is Tony?”
Hearing this, Ivan grinned and said to himself, «Cancel the show? No, no, now is the best time to put up the show.»
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