A PETTY thug from Gotham with unreasonably high self-esteem is confident he can take Batman in a scrap.
Tom Logan, who makes his living as a burglar, mugger, and doing occasional goon shifts for Gotham’s various villains, believes he has what it takes to handle the crime-fighting vigilante and could easily deck the Dark Knight if he was on good form.
Logan said: “Batman isn’t all that tough. Yes, I’ve witnessed him beat the hell out of a dozen armed henchmen without breaking a sweat, but everyone gets lucky.
“And yes, he’s a six-foot-two brute with a selection of deadly weapons and a fancy car with guns on it, but I recently took up kickboxing lessons at my local gym, so I’d say we’re pretty evenly matched, actually.
“People say to me, ‘Tom, you’re being ridiculous. The Batman wears a billion-dollar suit of Kevlar body armour capable of withstanding bullets.’ But they forget my secret weapons: an aluminium baseball bat and a gang of fellow criminals as pathetic as I am.”
Mr Logan was speaking while recovering in a prison hospital after Batman caught him stealing a purse and broke 80 per cent of the bones in his body during a three-second altercation.