"Batgirl Breaks Up the Dynamic Duo!": This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #369.
Appearing in "Batgirl Breaks Up the Dynamic Duo!"
- Catwoman (Cameo)
Synopsis for "Batgirl Breaks Up the Dynamic Duo!"
This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #369.
While out on a patrol, Batgirl learns of a robbery at the Gotham Gothic Arts Museum and chases after the crooks. During the fight, Batman and Robin arrive to help out. Batman lands in the swamp and after rounding up the robbers Batgirl notices that there is something wrong with Batman and asks Robin to help her out.
Later in her civilian guise of Barbara Gordon, she does research to learn that Batman has been infected with Swamp Fever, which after seven days causes a full body collapse. Barbara vows to act as Batman's guardian angel until the Swamp Fever runs it's course through Batman's system.
In order to keep a better watch and limit Batman's activies, Batgirl tells Robin what's going on and the two team-up, making Batman believe that Robin is leaving their partnership to fight crime with Batgirl instead. The two always remain a step ahead of Batman in stopping crimes until the fever finally takes effect and knocks Batman out. Finally, with the help of Robin, Batman get's the medical treatment he needs in his Bruce Wayne identity.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the city, Catwoman reads the recent news about Batgirl and decides to come back from retirement, thinking that Batgirl is competition for Batman's affections.
Appearing in "The Dynamic Trio"
- A Gang of Smugglers (Single appearance)
- The Mayor of Gotham
Synopsis for "The Dynamic Trio"
This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #245.
As the Dynamic Trio capture the criminals across Gotham, Vicki follows closely and she starts making guesses of who could Mysteryman be. At first she thinks he is a robot and later she deduces that Mysteryman is Superman. After a long investigation, Vicki finally learns that Mysteryman is Commissioner Gordon, who was forced to act in disguise following orders from the Mayor. When the truth is revealed, the Mayor apologizes for not letting Gordon act freely and Vicki is very grateful to Batman for allowing her to get the scoop.
Appearing in "The Cluemaster's Topsy-Turvy Crimes!"
- Cluemaster (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Cluemaster's Topsy-Turvy Crimes!"
This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #351.
Batman and Robin have to protect their secret identities on two fronts when Aunt Harriet and the criminal Cluemaster attempt to discover them. While foiling all of Aunt Harriet's attempts to learn the truth after finding the secret passage to the Batcave, they double stop Cluemaster's attempts to trace the Batmobile back to the Batcave.
After an extensive investigation, Batman and Robin manage to foil the Cluemaster, and as Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, they doctor film that Harriet made of them entering the Batcave to convince her that Batman, Robin, Bruce Wayne, and Dick Grayson are different people.
Appearing in "Alfred's Mystery Menu!"
- Duke Kelsey (Single appearance)
- Millionaire Mobster Club (Single appearance)
- Aunt Harriet (Cameo)
Synopsis for "Alfred's Mystery Menu!"
This story is reprinted from Batman #191.
While out on patrol, Batman and Robin come across a strange robbery: a gang of crooks that are attempting to steal high quality ingredients from the grocery store. After busting up the crooks, the two return home and soon become worried as Alfred had left earlier that day and has yet to return.
Alfred has been kidnapped by Duke Kelsey leader of the Millionaire Mobster Club, who has kidnapped the fame butler because he wants him to prepare a millionaires meal for his gang. Alfred agrees to do the work, and gives Duke a list of ingredients he needs. Duke is completely oblivious to the fact that Alfred has made choice selections that will act as clues in order to tip Batman and Robin off to his fate and location.
Realizing that the disappearance of Alfred and the strange theft must have a connection, Batman and Robin take Alfred's list of ingredients and go back to the grocery store to figure out specifically what the crooks had stolen in order to decipher Alfred's clues. Unfortunately they find that shop keeper had cleaned up since the robbery, the only remaining evidence left is a pile of sawdust sweepings of the mess left behind. With it however, Batman and Robin manage to figure out the location of Alfred.
They arrive just as the Millionaire Mobster Club is about to sit down for Alfred's prepared meal. With the help of their faithful butler, Batman and Robin manage to smash up Duke and his men and turn them over to the authorities. Afterward, back in their civilian guises, Bruce and Dick along with Aunt Harriet enjoy a nice meal prepared for them by Alfred.
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