Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 98
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It didn’t take long for Iron Man to emerge from the hole in the ground and arrive at the place where Pamela saved Mathison.
“They shouldn’t have gone far, Jarvis. Pull up all the surveillance records around the area within ten minutes, and list everyone who appeared as a suspicious target.”
Tony circled around the neighborhood and found no trace of Phantom Kid.
On the other side, Chief George also dispersed his police officers out, searching every corner of Corona Park in Flushing Meadows.
He is very angry now, because, in his opinion, the reason why Phantom Kid managed to escape this time is because of the reckless pursuit of Iron Man and Batman. If the police were the ones to take charge, Kid would not have escaped.
God knows where his confidence comes from.
But people should always strive to be confident, huh?
At least George’s police career is very hectic, this is why he behaves very energetically every day.
George thought to himself that it’s no wonder That chief Gordon designated Batman as a wanted criminal eight years ago. As for how he knew the circumstances of the case eight years ago? Gordon has some suspicion, but the truth isn’t important anymore.
The decline in Gotham’s crime rate over the years is obvious to all, and George’s focus is obviously different from that of ordinary people. He doesn’t think Dent Act really played any role.
George firmly believes that it is because of Gotham being without Batman for eight years. Without the masked vigilante, social order has become better than before.
Of course, the facts and his speculation are not that different. After all, most of the patients in the Arkham Asylum have committed various inexplicable crimes in order to challenge Batman.
And all in all, George couldn’t have a good impression on a creature like vigilantes.
As for Batman, It’s unknown where he went after talking to Iron Man. Even his Batcycle had disappeared, leaving no trace at all.
Not even on surveillance cameras.
If Phantom Kid is relying on his exquisite disguise techniques, so that one doesn’t know who he is, even if he faces a monitoring camera, then Batman has a hardcore surveillance signal that interferes with everything, and no surveillance camera can capture him.
At this point, the opening ceremony of the Stark Expo is completely over, and all citizens have left the Expo one after another under the supervision of the police.
Bruce Wayne is naturally one of these people.
“What did you say?”
In the parking lot of the fair, Bruce looked at the security guard with a weird look.
“Mr. Wayne, I swear everything I just said is true. I saw you and your wife drive away together.”
The young security guard swore in a bewildered manner. At this moment, he couldn’t figure it out. Mr. Wayne had already left, so why is he here again now?
Needless to say, it must be Phantom Kid in disguise. He actually dared to come back. He is so courageous. Isn’t he afraid of Batman’s revenge?
And more importantly–
“Is the person helping Kid a woman? Not necessarily, it’s not difficult to dress up as a woman with Kid’s disguise skills…”
A few hours later, Alfred came to pick up Bruce in Wayne’s private helicopter.
“Master Wayne, I heard someone stole your car.”
Alfred couldn’t help but joke with Bruce when he got off the plane.
“That’s the latest model just released this year, Lamborghini LP700, sir. You lost a lot today.”
Bruce laughed unconcernedly, “Stop trolling me, Alfred, I’m already sleepy, it’s time to go back and get a good night’s sleep.”
“Oh yes, I hope you really want to go back to sleep.”
Alfred spoke quietly.
After a few more hours, Bruce and Alfred returned to Gotham.
Then, they saw the Lamborghini LP700 that Kid had driven away safely and steadily stopped at the gate of Wayne Manor.
And there was a message from Kid on the car window.
“Dear Mr. Wayne, I sincerely thank you for lending me such a luxurious car for a drive. I must admit that the latest Lamborghini feels really great when it is driven. There is just a little problem, that is, I used up all the gasoline in the car. I think Mr. Wayne will not care about such a small detail, right?
“Haha, Master Wayne, I’m starting to like this Phantom Kid a little bit.”
Bruce grinned, he opened the car door with one hand, sat in the driver’s seat, and was about to drive the Lamborghini into the manor.
However, when he stepped on the gas pedal, the car did not start, and there seemed to be something under the gas pedal, against it, to keep him from stepping on it. There was a clear sense of obstruction.
Bruce’s eyes condensed. If those old “friends” from the past touched his car, then he must be stepping on a bomb under his feet, but Phantom Kid obviously wouldn’t do it.
But this does not mean that Bruce will unconditionally trust Kid.
Bruce opened the car door at the speed of lightning, leaped from the car, and jumped out of it to lay down on the ground.
“What are you doing, Master Wayne? Did Kid put a bomb in the car?”
The sudden change surprised Alfred.
However, the imagined explosion did not happen.
“It seems that I was overthinking.”
Bruce stood up calmly and patted the dust on his hands.
He walked back to the car door and squatted down, reached under the throttle, and touched some kind of cylindrical solid.
Bruce thought of something in an instant and immediately pulled the object out.
It turned out to be the first-generation Arc Reactor!
“Is this reactor real, Master Wayne?”
Alfred asked in surprise.
“Yes, it is not fake.”
Bruce answered in the affirmative.
“Why is Phantom Kid putting the reactor in your car? I think it’s impossible for him to forget to take it.”
Alfred was puzzled.
“It doesn’t matter what the reason is, the question now is… how do we deal with it?”
Bruce looked at the Arc Reactor in his hand, a little surprised.
“Hehe, you have to return it back to Tony Stark.”
Seeing Bruce like this, Alfred laughed inexplicably.
“Master Wayne, I think you must want to study this reactor properly and then return it, right?”
Bruce didn’t answer, it was acquiescence in Alfred’s view.
“I have to say, Phantom Kid knows you well. He knew you would be interested in the reactor, so he deliberately gave it to you.”
“What do you mean?”
“Master, you always act like you know everything, but in many ways, you are actually inferior to me.”
“I think that phantom Kid will definitely release the news that the Arc Reactor is in our hands. If we don’t return it immediately, the reputation of the Wayne family will be ruined.”
“But he knows that Bruce Wayne, no, that Batman will study the mystery of the reactor carefully.”
“So, Kid giving you the reactor is equivalent to putting a delicious cake in front of you, a cake that you can only watch but not eat.”
After hearing Alfred’s words, Bruce couldn’t help laughing.
“So I have to take the initiative to return the reactor, and I have to do it as soon as possible. He is really stingy.”
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