Oscar Delgado, a hitman who goes by the identify Muscle, joins the Suicide Squad in Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Three #1 — and sucker punches the Dark Knight whereas he is at it.
Notorious for the variety of enemies he is made in Gotham’s organized crime scene, Oscar is the goal of quite a few makes an attempt on his life, even whereas incarcerated. The difficulty opens with him combating Killer Croc in a jail toilet, and regardless of Batman arriving within the nick of time, Oscar has no love for his savior, muttering to Gotham’s district legal professional: “I coulda taken him… The Bat should’ve stayed out of it.”
Oscar Delgado Versus Batman
Oscar’s grudge towards Batman is defined as a way of cussed delight that the hitman honed whereas working for the most important crime lords in Gotham, together with Esther Valestra — daughter of the late Sal Valestra, who appeared within the 1993 movie Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
Despite his huge ego, Oscar proves to be a significant determine for Gotham authorities, who hope that he’ll reduce a deal and communicate out in courtroom towards Esther. Oscar plans to take the deal and double-cross the police by escaping, however he in flip is double-crossed by his confederate, a jail chaplain employed by Esther, who desires to silence Oscar from talking out.
The finale of the difficulty sees a team-up of strange bedfellows with Batman arriving to guard Oscar from Lock-Up, who Esther has additionally employed to kill her former hitman. Despite Batman coming to his rescue as soon as once more, Oscar can not help however sucker punch the Dark Knight within the face, claiming that Batman regarded “weak” throughout their final encounter. Oddly sufficient, the Dark Knight appears to respect this show of power — however solely after he slugs Oscar again.