Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 149
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Phantom Kid is going to steal the nuclear bomb!
At the same time, almost all public TVs in the United States displayed Phantom Kid’s teaser letter.
Everyone thought that Phantom Kid was crazy.
Let alone whether he can steal nuclear bombs from Bane, the Penguin, Black Mask, Scarecrow, Deadshot… and many other super-criminals.
Merely getting access to Gotham is almost a fantasy.
Phantom Kid’s hang glider can indeed not be detected via radar, but it is too conspicuous. As long as his flying altitude is low, Kid will be a live target.
Why would one still talk about stealing a nuclear bomb from a place he cannot even get access to?
“This is the New York Times. We are now in the middle of Times Square. You can see tens of thousands of citizens gathering here.”
A hostess broadcast excitedly, her eyes were full of a joy that cannot be hidden.
It is too easy to notice that she is also one of Phantom Kid’s fans.
“At twilight, a notice from Phantom Kid appeared on major shopping malls’ TV screens in Times Square!”
“He declared that he can steal the nuclear bomb in Bane’s possession at ‘the time when it all began!’ Yes, you heard it right, Kid is going to steal a nuclear bomb!”
“What a remarkable thing, merely seeing this teaser letter makes people’s blood boil from excitement.”
“As for when would ’the time when it all began’ be, from my personal understanding, it should be the time when Phantom Kid first appeared in front of the world.”
“That is, a week later on the night of the full moon!”
“To this day, we have witnessed Phantom Kid performing one miracle after another.”
On the top of a tall building in Times Square, Barbara looked at the notice letter on the TV screen of the opposite building with confusion.
“Unexpectedly, when there is a real disaster in Gotham, the first person to stand up against it is Phantom Kid…”
Since the prison outbreak, Gotham has been fermenting for a long time.
However, in addition to announcing publicly that “the United States will never accept threats,” the Department of Defense would only tell the media that “We are doing our best to protect the personal safety of American citizens from infringement.”
As for their real response plan, there still has been no constitution after discussion.
At some point in the past, if any people would have threatened to launch a nuclear bomb upon the U.S., The Department of Defense would simply purge the city by dropping a bomb on them.
In their perspective, Gotham city has long been rotten to the bones. It is a veritable city of sin, and it is already ruined anyway.
Saving it is no more than a loss of money.
But the current situation states that people have a nuclear bomb there.
It’s really impossible to say that “in order to prevent the nuclear bomb from detonating and destroying the city, let’s blow up the city with a nuclear bomb first”, right?
In short, the Department of Defense is corrupted, and the people have long lost hope for it.
As a criminal, Phantom Kid is able to stand up in times of crisis for his hometown.
Those politicians only care about their own interests anyway.
Even law enforcement agencies are embroiled in corruption and bribery. For example, although Gordon and George’s personalities are rigid, at least they are not willing to harm anybody. This is quite rare amongst officials.
“No wonder so many people worship Kid.”
Now, Barbara fully understands why Phantom Kid is so popular.
His popularity has even started to faintly surpass Iron Man’s.
“Even Kid is planning to fight against Bane, I can’t stand in my place doing nothing.”
After watching for a while, Barbara’s determination became firmer, and she took out her Batclaw and swayed among the tall buildings.
Her figure gradually disappeared into the sunset.
The notice letter from Phantom Kid made people all over the United States frenzy for a while.
However, what they didn’t know was that Kid was in the process of thinking about the plan of action right now.
“What are you going to do next?”
Charlie looked straight at Mathison and asked.
“I told you a long time ago that ordinary people like you can’t intervene in this matter. As a result, your head heated up and you rushed out to send out the notice letter. Are you finally aware of its difficulty?”
“What about Gotham? I don’t really care, but I cannot bail on the Gordon family.”
Mathison was only a ten-year-old child when he transmigrated into this world. It was absolutely impossible for him to survive alone in a city like Gotham.
Not far from him was his neighbor was Gordon. Although Gordon did not raise Mathison in name, the subsidy that allowed him to survive was actually deducted from Gordon’s salary.
The U.S. government does stipulate that orphans whose parents have died unexpectedly can receive basic insurance, but this kind of clause only exists on paper, and it may not be implemented in the most stable cities in society.
Ten years ago, in Gotham, if you are someone who wants insurance money, the government needs money first to help you.
And only police officers such as Gordon have a sense of charity and occasionally give some insurance money to needy families.
In addition, except for a house Mathison inherited from his original parents, he had basically nothing. Moreover, Mathison owed a large number of student loans.
In the United States, the most expensive yet necessary loan for everyone is not a house loan or a car loan, but student loans.
His original parents had already applied for Mathison’s student loans, a one-stop service from elementary school to university, regardless of whether he can get admitted to a university or not.
What’s more, is that Mathison couldn’t use his student loan for anything other than paying for his school tuition.
This meant that Mathison couldn’t afford what to eat at the time. Without Gordon’s help, he would have starved to death ten years ago and would have never made it alive now.
“Gordon may be dead or alive, and there is no news about James Jr., Charlie, do you want me to turn a blind eye to this?”
Mathison gently petted Charlie’s little head and said slowly.
“Now, I have enough power to stop Bane. What I lack is just a perfect plan.”
After listening to Mathison’s words, Charlie gave an imperceptible smile.
The current situation of Gotham is completely different from the plot in the original movie.
Arkham prisoners messed up. Not to mention, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Stark are also bound to intervene.
So, the place where Bane hid the nuclear bomb is probably not the place in the original plot.
At the time of Bane’s declaration, a strong fusion reaction signal could be detected within Gotham City. Hence, no one doubted that Bane had a nuclear bomb. It was defenitely not a bluff.
Unfortunately, Bane soon hid the nuclear bomb in a special container, and the outside world could only detect a very weak and unstable fusion reaction.
There is no way to accurately locate it.
To be able to steal a nuclear bomb, Mathison must know its location.
Most of the plot changed, but some of the most important points will definitely not change.
He knew that the remote control in Bane’s hand was mostly fake. The nuclear bomb had been set to a countdown from the very beginning, and it would automatically detonate within a month or two.
Batman hasn’t shown up so far. This could only mean that the battle of breaking his back had happened.
Only now there is no Angel of Death to replace Batman.
Infiltrating Gotham is too simple for Mathison. The question is what to do after entering…
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