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"The Crimes of the Catwoman": This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #203.



Appearing in "The Crimes of the Catwoman"

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  • Cats
  • Horace Braham (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Crimes of the Catwoman"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #203.

After reading an article in the Gotham Gazette about Batman's greatest cases, an infuriated Selina Kyle resumes her life of crime as Catwoman. She commits a number of cat related crimes until Batman and Robin intervene, capturing her gang but she manages to escape.

Appearing in "Batman's Greatest Thrills"

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  • Joe Hardy (Single appearance)
  • King Zabot of Morbania (Flashback only)
  • Janie (Flashback only)
  • Johnny Taylor (Flashback only)

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  • Gotham City Opera House

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Synopsis for "Batman's Greatest Thrills"

This story is reprinted from Batman #87.

Batman is surprised and honored that a TV station is presenting his life story and recounting some of his greatest feats. Commissioner Gordon, Vicki Vale and many other guests are part of the show and they tell their own unique experiences with the Caped Crusader; however, Batman is worried that soon, Bruce Wayne has to make his appearance on the TV Show. Batman finds the perfect distraction to switch places with Alfred, his trusted butler, when the Joker breaks out of prison and interrupts the TV broadcast. The Dynamic Duo make short work of the Clown Prince of Crime and the TV show ends up with Bruce going on stage along with Batman and the other guests. Afterwards, Bruce, Dick and Alfred return to Wayne Manor after successfully tricking everybody with their swapped identities.

Appearing in "The Invisible Batman"

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  • Big Jack Baker (Single appearance)
  • Verne Lever (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Invisible Batman"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #199.

During a fight with some criminals, Batman is exposed to a radioactive dye and the next day, he realizes that the chemical has turned him invisible. His new invisibility grants Batman an advantage on his crime-fighting career, but it complicates his life as Bruce Wayne. In order to avoid detection, Bruce goes on public wearing a rubber mask, but even his clothes start turning invisible.

When Batman has to testify in court against a notorious criminal, the criminal's lawyer tries to stop Batman's testimony by claiming that since nobody can see him, he couldn't be the real Batman. After a series of test, it is proven beyond doubt that Batman is the person in court and the jury finds the criminal guilty of all charges. When the thug tries to get away with Robin as a hostage, Batman stops him and shortly after this, a solution comes to his mind. Pouring some orange juice over himself, Batman becomes visible again and he tells Robin that he deduced that the citric acid could nullify the effects of the radioactive dye.

Appearing in "Rustling on a Reservation"

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Appearing in "Bride of Batman"

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  • Eloise Leach (Single appearance)

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  • Shah of Nairomi (Single appearance)
  • Ali Khedun (Single appearance)
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Synopsis for "Bride of Batman"

This story is reprinted from Batman #79.

The Shah of a foreign nation arrives in Gotham City to discuss important international matters, but he is helplessly attacted to Vicki Vale, who is the photographer assigned to cover the Shah's activities. When the Shah expresses his desire to marry Vicki, she can't think of a better way out of such predicament than announcing a fake engagement with Batman, who agrees to play along reluctlantly.

Batman's crime-fighting activities are somewhat affected by his public relation with Vicki as she also becomes target for many thugs trying to get to Batman. The situation gets worse when a jealous co-worker of Vicki sends out invitations for Batman and Vicki's wedding to the most important people in Gotham. Vicki couldn't be happier that this chain of events happen, but Batman starts thinking of a way to end the charade. Soon, a rumour that indicates that any person who marries Batman must undergo plastic surgery to protect their lives, spreads across Gotham and the Shah stops the wedding from taking place as he couldn't bear the thought of Vicki changing her face. Batman later tells Robin that he started that rumour, which proved useful to get out of this tight situation.

Appearing in "The City of Ancient Heroes"

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  • Gimmick Gang (Single appearance)
  • Stilts (Single appearance)
  • Duke (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The City of Ancient Heroes"

This story is reprinted from Batman #116.

Batman and Robin, on the trail of the Gimmick Gang, finds one book in the fireplace of one of their deserted hideouts and save it from burning: History of Mythology and Legend. The illustrations of Thor, Cyclops, and Pan are missing. From this Batman deduces they have gone to Legend City, "where, once a year, people dress up like legendary characters"--such as Robin Hood, Ulysses, or King Midas--"and hold a big celebration!" Once there, Batman and Robin go after the disguised trio of crooks, have a brief encounter with them, and are stopped by "Thor's" exploding hammer. When they catch up with the gang again, they are paralyzed at the sight of "Medusa," who has thrown a capsule of paralyzing gas at them.

The two heroes are laid within the belly of a phony dragon "Fafnir," which is to be "slain" by "Siegfried" in a parade. Batman manages to move enough to reach a flare capsule, making the dragon appear to breathe fire. The maneuver catches the attention of "Siegfried", so that he investigates and frees Batman and Robin. Later, "Zeus" robs "King Midas" of his gold with a "thunderbolt,"and the Gimmick Gang takes off in a jet-propelled Sun Chariot. Batman and Robin follow on a mechanized "Pegasus", drop into the Chariot, and subdue them. The evildoers are placed in the dungeons of the "Sheriff of Nottingham," and Batman and Robin are feted at a Round Table banquet in their honor.

Appearing in "The Man Who Shadowed Batman"

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Synopsis for "The Man Who Shadowed Batman"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #209.

An ingenious criminal known only as the Inventor discovers a way to project the movements of Batman on a giant monitor, so that he can complete his crimes with no interference. Batman and Robin are unable to capture the criminals, as they are always one step ahead from the crime-fighters. When Batman gets rid of his Utility Belt, he finally learns how is that the thugs have predicted their actions and managed to escape. Without the advantage of the projected image, the criminals are confronted by the Dynamic Duo, but the Inventor tries to escape on a desperate attempt only to be stopped by Alfred, who happened to know about Batman's situation.

Notes

  • The fourth story, "Rustling on a Reservation" was originally printed in the Batman Sunday newspaper comic strip, #73-78 (3-25-45 - 4-29-194545).

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