Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 135
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No one knew about the upcoming storm that would erupt Gotham.
At first, Mathison didn’t want to come to New York, but now, he finds it is actually pretty good.
At least in terms of size, New York is several times larger than Gotham, and there are many places to visit.
As a result, Mathison’s daily life is majorly spent on exercising his ability and shopping with Barbara and Pamela. Throughout his everyday life, these two activities were his main focus.
Self-disciplined men are often like this…
As for the reason he accompanies Pamela, sometimes Barbara would invite her, and other times she just invites herself in.
Mathison knew that Pamela hadn’t given up on him yet, despite him repeatedly hinting that she should stop insisting, but to no avail.
Instead, the people who saw them together suspected that there was something fishy going on between them and one of them even snitched to Barbara.
Fortunately, Barbara did not believe such empty talk and taught the snitch a lesson.
Over time, Mathison had to pretend that nothing happened.
Pamela never took the initiative to talk to Mathison in front of Barbara. After all, they had an agreement that Pamela would help Mathison conceal his identity.
Oh, yes, Mathison also needs to buy Charlie clothes regularly!
Since having Charlie, Mathison has found that his wallet is becoming less and less full.
It is not a matter of Charlie being a large dog.
His demand for clothes surpassed Mathison’s himself, and the clothes Charlie saw suitable were obviously not available in any store.
Mathison can only go to a store that customizes pet clothes to make Charlie a special set, which is very expensive.
Not long ago, Tony successfully managed to create the new elements, and as a result, Mark VII was manufactured.
For a long time, Tony will not upgrade his suit but will focus on the field of new energy for civilian development.
He no longer wants to be in charge, but Stark Industries can’t stand as tall as before.
Although the sign of Iron Man will be able to ensure that Stark Industries’ stock price is steadily rising, the company itself has no serious main business. For now, it is as empty as a haunted attic.
With the closure of the weapons department, Stark Industries directly lost nearly 60% of its business, so it must find alternatives.
Otherwise, Stark Industries will sooner or later follow in the footsteps Wayne Enterprises had taken a few years ago.
Tony has taken a fancy to the new energy industry, but unfortunately, the early Arc reactor had many defects, and it was difficult to apply it to people’s livelihood in many aspects.
It wasn’t until the emergence of new elements that Stark Industries finally rejuvenated, and even had the potential of surpassing its past level.
Planting new energy sources in society has led to the rapid development of a large number of industries.
However, traditional energy industries such as coal, oil, and natural gas have been hit hard. With Stark Industries taking the lead, these polluting old energy industries will be completely eliminated soon…
New York University.
“Why are you acting weird lately?”
Mathison asked Barbara, who was sitting with him around the same table.
“What’s weird about me?”
Upon hearing this, Barbara was taken aback and then asked in confusion.
Mathison silently put a mirror in front of Barbara’s eyes.
Only to see dark bags under her eyes, apparently from staying up late for several days.
“You didn’t have such heavy dark circles when we went out shopping in Brooklyn last time. What have you been doing these nights?”
Mathison stared at Barbara with a sharp look.
Barbara’s eyes flickered.
“Nothing, it’s just that lately I’ve been hooked on staying up late watching movies.”
Mathison looked at Barbara with suspicion.
“Then why did Pamela tell me this morning that you keep tapping on your notebook every night, and the sound of your typing is so noisy that she can’t sleep?”
“I wonder if you need to do any typing while watching a movie, huh?”
“And whenever she wants to see what you are doing, you won’t let her see?”
“If it weren’t for today’s class, I really wouldn’t have discovered what happened to you these past few days!”
Mathison shot his questions at her, one after the other, putting much pressure on her.
A few drops of sweat slipped down Barbara’s forehead… Pamela actually snitched on her!
Well, not really!
Was it that, as soon as Mathison entered school today, Pamela went over to report this to him?
What was Pamela trying to do?
But again, they are still good girlfriends!
Barbara, who had figured this out, gathered her courage and was about to ask why Mathison and Pamela were meeting without her knowledge.
However, when she saw Mathison’s cold expression, she was immediately discouraged.
She didn’t really doubt the relationship between her and Mathison.
More importantly, she and Mathison are not yet a couple, and even if one of them really had something romantic going on, the other has no right to oppose it.
Moreover, Barbara really hopes that Pamela will come out of the influence of Phantom Kid.
“Are you thinking that Pamela might be actually back-biting you?”
Mathison said at once.
“No, nothing of this sort!”
Barbara said with a twist of her head.
“Okay, then tell me why did you lie to me just now?”
Mathison said sternly.
In fact, he knew what Barbara was doing, and Pamela told him everything.
Even if Barbara didn’t allow Pamela to see her computer screen, the latter is Poison Ivy; she could share plants’ perspectives.
So she got a glimpse of what Barbara was doing through a branch by the window.
In recent days, she has been in contact with an organization called “Rising Tide”!
Pamela did not know the specificities of their contact, because of her narrow field of view
All she knew is that Barbara seems to want to join the Rising Tide organization and is still using a virtual identity.
She also gave herself a code name, called the Oracle.
Before and after each contact, Barbara spends a lot of time jumping to her virtual email address, to ensure that the other party will not find her real email.
The Rising Tide Organization really failed to do this.
When he heard the news, Mathison was shocked.
As Batgirl, Barbara is completely unrelated to the Rising Tide organization and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, they are from two different worlds.
Can they even get in touch with each other? Also, how could Oracle emerge even before passing from the Batgirl stage?
Moreover, the Battle of New York has not yet begun, and the Rising Tide has not yet organized a large number of activities.
In other words, is it possible for Barbara to become one of the veteran members of the Rising Tide organization?
Facing Mathison’s eyes, Barbara didn’t know whether to confess or not.
Although based on the existing information, the Rising Tide organization should not have been established for a long time, and it is only a hacking organization.
It’s not even as dangerous as the gangs in Gotham.
But in Barbara’s perception, Mathison is an ordinary person, the kind that can’t even handle street fights!
Moreover, the fact that the Rising Tide can dig up those superhuman data proves that there must be quite a few capable people among them, and the organization is not as simple as it may seem.
So, she didn’t want Mathison to be involved in the incident of the rising tide organization.
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