Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 161
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At the end of the passage is a door, which has been separated from the pipes that discharge the sewage; it was more like the outlet of the sewer network.
Pushing the door open, one finds a small circular space, and a long red ladder comes into view.
Blake climbed up first, followed by Mathison and Pamela.
Charlie was lying on Mathison’s shoulders.
After climbing out of the wellhead, their eyes suddenly opened up to a vast space, and the surrounding space was no longer as narrow as in the sewer.
But this space wasn’t on the surface.
“Is this a subway tunnel?”
Mathison asked after looking around.
There was no light source here. One can’t even see their own hand! Even with Mathison’s sharp eyesight, he can barely see objects at night.
The rail in the center of the tunnel naturally came to Mathison’s line of sight.
Blake turned on the flashlight and guided Mathison’s group to move forward.
“Another two minutes walk will bring us to one of our strongholds.”
Mathison very keenly caught the statement “one of our strongholds,” which means that they have many strongholds in the underground network of Gotham City.
Sure enough, after two minutes, Blake stopped and pointed the flashlight at a door beside the tunnel.
“Wait a moment.”
Blake first stopped Mathison and Pamela, then knocked on the door himself.
A man’s voice came from behind the door. Mathison heard it before; it was Aaron Cash’s voice.
“It’s me, John Blake.”
“Rookie, you’re back from your inspection tour! How’s the situation outside…”
As soon as Aaron heard Blake’s voice, he immediately opened the door and asked him.
However, when he saw Mathison and Pamela, his expression suddenly changed.
“Who are they?”
“Lupin III and Fujiko Mine, they claim to be agents sent by S.H.I.E.L.D. to investigate Bane.”
“They want to meet the director and get some information.”
At this time, Mathison and Pamela took out their forged documents and waved them around.
Old Sheriff Aaron is obviously not as ignorant as Blake, who has been interning for less than a year. He had heard of S.H.I.E.L.D. a long time ago.
“Looking at their appearance, they really don’t look American. If they are not Bane’s subordinates, they can only be people from S.H.I.E.L.D., come in.”
Aaron opened the door completely and let Mathison and others walk in.
Then locked the door tightly.
After Mathison got past the door, he found that there was a long circular tunnel inside, which had been abandoned for a long time and was now used as a corridor.
The group rushed deeper into the corridor.
“Sir, do you know the department of S.H.I.E.L.D.?”
Blake asked curiously behind Aaron.
“Not really, I just heard about it.”
Aaron told the truth.
“They have mastered many technologies that are beyond the times, but because they are a secret international organization, they have no law enforcement power in various countries, so they often intervene in various supernatural events as local police officers in various countries.”
“For example, ICPO, FBI, MI6… they only come up with their own credentials in special events of great impact.”
“Just like now, the FBI or the CIA group don’t have the ability to hide from Bane and infiltrate Gotham at all.”
“Jim knows more about S.H.I.E.L.D. than I do.”
Aaron implicitly released a message.
That is, Gordon has a certain understanding of S.H.I.E.L.D. If Mathison and his partner are only pretending, it would be easy for Gordon to see through them.
Mathison understood what Aaron meant, but it wasn’t a problem for him.
After a while, the group of people got past the corridor and reached another large space.
This large space is connected to many abandoned pipes. It used to be a gathering place for homeless people, but now, it is the temporary headquarters of the GCPD.
Aaron brought Mathison’s group to where Gordon was.
Mathison was overwhelmed with emotion when he saw Gordon, who he hadn’t seen in months.
Gordon’s current condition was very bad.
With professional treatment, the gunshot wound he received before should no longer affect his normal movements.
But many days of unhealthy eating made Gordon’s recovery questionable.
His face was morbidly pale and weak.
Not to mention that he cannot defeat any enemy in such a state… hell if he can even walk.
“Who are they?”
Gordon looked at Mathison and Pamela and asked breathlessly.
“They claim to be agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Aaron only said this sentence, which made Gordon’s pupils shrink.
“S.H.I.E.L.D., I once worked with one of your agents, and he left a deep impression on me. I remember his name is… Phil Kelson, do you know him?”
Gordon laughed and asked the two kindly.
Mathison smirked inwardly, Gordon’s temptation seemed to induce the other party by deliberately saying the wrong name, but in fact, it was not the case at all.
Because the whole story of how S.H.I.E.L.D. and Gordon cooperated in handling the case was clear!
The one who cooperated with Gordon was not Coulson at all, but another agent!
“It’s Phil Coulson, Director Gordon. It seems that you’re not as impressed as you thought.”
“Oh, yes, that’s probably my memory, but I still remember…”
“I’m sorry, Mr. Gordon, you may have misremembered more than that.”
Mathison interrupted Gordon.
“I have read the report of the incident in Bahrain. The agent with you at that time was not Coulson, but Melinda May. She also has a title in S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Cavalry’.”
“May and Coulson are good friends, and she should have told you Coulson’s name.”
Hearing this, Gordon was stunned, because what Mathison said was correct.
It is impossible to know this information if he wasn’t a member of S.H.I.E.L.D.
As for how Mathison knew, thanks to Rising Tide and Skye.
The Rising Tide Organization was able to obtain detailed information on the Bahrain Island incident, which is really a big thing.
At that time, Gotham was in the second year of the Dent Act, and all the criminals that should have been caught were caught, and a short-term peace came.
Then the Gotham City Council did an extremely foolish thing. They added the Joker’s case in the police academy textbook.
Of course, Gordon tried to stop them in every possible way, but he was ordered to take a six-month vacation, and he was also forced to travel at public expense.
In short, they didn’t let Gordon undermine the New Deal.
At that time, Gordon had nothing to do. In any case, there were basically no murders in Gotham. He really had nothing to do, so he was sent on a public trip.
So, Gordon deliberately went to the extremely remote island of Bahrain, and the cost of sailing alone cost a lot of public funds…
Finally, predictably, he collided with the S.H.I.E.L.D. unit and was involved in a bizarre incident.
“Sorry, I was only testing you just now. I hope you understand our current situation.”
Gordon reached out to Mathison with an apologetic face.
“It’s okay, I would have done the same.”
Mathison shook Gordon’s hand conventionally.
“Let me introduce myself formally, I’m Jim Gordon, Chief of the Gotham Police Department.”
“I’m Lupin III, a level 7 agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. This is my assistant Fujiko Mine.”
“Now, it’s time for us to get down to business.”
Mathison looked solemn.
“About where Bane might have hidden the nuke ……”
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