Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Knight Watchman & Kid Galahad

Knight Watchman is the Batman of the Big Bang universe, with his young partner Kid Galahad by his side (Kid Galahad - wasn't that an old Elvis Presley movie?). Anyway, Knight Watchman and his partner are, in reality, Reid Randall and his nephew Jerry. When Reid's brother and wife (Jerry's parents) are killed by the mob, Reid (of course) decides to take matters into his own hands and assumes a secret identity as the Knight Watchman to avenge their deaths and bring the culprits to justice. Jerry eventually comes on board as Kid Galahad as the Twilight Paladin and Kid Whiz wage war on the forces of evil in Midway City. Instead of a Batcave they have the Watchtower, which is located in a water tower above their house, and instead of the Batmobile they have a Watchwagon. Later on Knight Watchman gets grittier, ala the Dark Knight. Knight Watchman was made from a Toy Biz Daredevil while Kid Galahad was made using a Toy Biz Robin with the legs from a Secret Wars Captain America. In different stories there were differences in how the emblem on his chest was depicted - I rather preferred the one outlined in yellow, making it stand out more.

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