Gorilla City (1976)

This appearance of a Batplane comes from record/comic combination published in 1976. The story involves Batman travelling to Africa where he fights super-villain Grodd in the Gorilla City. The comic was created by Cary Bates and Elliott Maggin.

The Batplane in Gorilla City is a unique design that appears to be large and is equipped with four jet engines slung under the wings as with most commercial jets of the period.
This Batplane was capable of "cruising at 1,243 miles per hour." But not for long. It has engine trouble and crashes in the jungle.




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