And now, that modern version makes a surprise (well, to me, anyway) appearance in Lucky's Dixie Squad title.
Lucky Comics unique super hero team title featuring dynamic Southern Heroes destined to save America from ALL threats!
In this issue:
Dixie Squad is finally given a new commander named Colonel Hobbs!
The Squad's next mission: Capture the BAT!
Johnny Rebel, Mountain Man, Superfortress, Virginia Dare, Whistlin' Dixie
With a fantastic cover by Oscar Suyama, Cássia Alves & Daniel VardiThe treatment of the character is consistent with his appearances in Beetle Girl. His harsher methods create a perception that he's a menace that needs to be controlled and so the DS sets out to do that very thing.
That being said, a recent issue of the Beetle Girl book saw her chased by Dixie Squad as well. Could the Beetle and Bat end up on the same side? Let's wait and see.