Ramsey first appears in Manhunter Vol 3 #2, and he spends most of his time the comic book as an six-year-old. Which means there’s a lot of him doing kid things like playing with his robot dog Thor, hanging out with his great-grandparents who are conveniently metahumans and still alive, and wanting to spend more time with his mother, Kate aka Manhunter.
Most of time, I’m not a huge fan of children in comics, but Marc Andreyko does a wonderful job at weaving him into the fabric of Kate’s story. A couple times he gets himself into trouble. One time, he finds out that he has enhanced strength, super speed, and bulletproof skin.
Overall, Ramsey makes a nice well-rounded addition to Kate’s world. In many ways, he serves as representation of her heart and her humanity. Yes, Kate may kill villains, but she’s not a soulless monster, nor is she detached from the world in a way say Bruce Wayne is.
But enough about Kate and more about Ramsey. The last issue of Manhunter takes place 15 years in the future, and #38 focuses on Kate’s family, which really means Ramsey. Ramsey’s having a party with his extended family to celebration his graduation from film school. He also brings along his live-in boyfriend, Justin. Despite his family being full of superheros, Andreyko writes Ramsey as a fully grown and well-adjusted man.
At the very end, Kate gives Ramsey a Manhunter costume and together, they go out to fight villains. I really hope that other writers use Ramsey in the future as he’s awesome.
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