A T.V. show from the 1960’s Bat Manuel tells the adventures of the titular superhero, aided by his compatriot Captain Liberty. He has never found the need for a secret identity; he is all hero all the time. Bat Manuel struggles to balance his egotistical craving for fame and attention against his desire to help do good in The City. Most episodes put these two aspects of Bat Manuel character in direct conflict, though Bat Manuel’s cowardice nature usually prevails and is bailed out by Captain Liberty.
Bat Manuel survived on the air for 3 seasons followed by 1 movie with the original cast. The arch villains of The United Underworld – Apocalypse Cow, The Terror, Chairface Chippendale and El Seed- combine forces to dispose of Bat Manuel and Captain Liberty as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. The movie was made famous by its tagline, “MEN DIE! WOMEN SIGH! Beneath that cape – he’s all man!”