King Tut

King Tut
Cover art from Batman Confidential #26
Real NameVictor Goodman
AliasWilliam Omaha McElroy
Team AffiliationsN/A
Base of OperationsGotham City

King Tut is a character that was created for the Batman television series, which started in 1966. Years later, in 2009, he was brought into the DC Universe by way of a three issue story starting in Batman Confidential #26.


[edit] History

[edit] A New Dawn

DC introduced King Tut into the comics with the 3 part story arc A New Dawn, as seen in issues 26-28 of Batman Confidential. The Story was written by Christina Weir and Nunzio DePhilippis, with pencils by José Luis García-López. DC's King Tut is considered a complete reimagining of the character, since he bears little resemblance to the original.

[edit] Appearences In Other Media

[edit] Batman TV Show

In the Batman TV Show, Tut was a mild mannered college professor whose real name was William Omaha McElroy. One day, during a student peace rally at Yale, he is bumped on the head, and starts to beleive he is a reincarnation of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. For some reason, he felt compelled to go to Gotham City and defeat Batman and Robin. The character is always able to be defeated by a simple blow to the head, which returns him to his normal mental state. King Tut appeared in ten episodes of the series, more than any other character created for show. He was portrayed by Victor Buono in every appearance.

Last edited by Kudzuka on 28 July 2009 at 20:36
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