Kite Man, a villain whose only ability is his proficiency with the huge kite he flies around with, has been one of the most consistently charming parts of Tom King's run on Batman Rebirth. In this week's issue, we finally learn the origins of his signature catchphrase and as is often the case in Gotham City, they're tragic.
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Tom King's run on Batman hasn't been afraid to dive deep into the darkest or weirdest aspects of the Dark Knight's mythos. But it's also been unafraid of poking some fun at the more goofy parts of Bat-canon. Case in point, a joke about one of Bruce's silliest villains that began a year and a half ago, and finally paid off this week, 17 issues later.