"The Princess and the Vagabond": Batgirl tries to protect a princess from MAZE, while Robin tries to do the same for a visiting poet from her kingdom.
Appearing in "The Princess and the Vagabond"
Synopsis for "The Princess and the Vagabond"
Batgirl tries to protect a princess from MAZE, while Robin tries to do the same for a visiting poet from her kingdom.
Appearing in "Ace the Bat-Hound!"
- Bert Bowers (Single appearance)
- Orvie (Single appearance)
- John Wilker (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Ace the Bat-Hound!"
This story is reprinted from Batman #92.
Batman and Robin rescue an injured dog from a nearby stream. While they are trying to find his owner, they are chagrined to find that the dog runs after the Batmobile. They are forced to take him along, with a black mask to cover a distinctive mark on his forehead. After the dog helps them take down escaped con Bert Bowers, who calls him “Bat-Hound”, the Dynamic Duo accept that as a working name for their new pet. Bat-Hound helps Batman and Robin track down his owner, John Wilker, an engraver held captive by counterfeiters. They learn that Bat-Hound’s real name is Ace and after the case is closed, they take him back to his rightful owner.
Appearing in "The Signs of the Signalman"
- Miss Lanor (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Signs of the Signalman"
This story is reprinted from Batman #124.
Phil Cobb breaks jail and returns to the Gotham underworld as the Signalman. He hopes to acquire a gang, now that he has one battle with Batman under his belt, but the Gotham crooks refuse, since Batman has outsmarted him before. Accordingly, Signalman begins a new solo crime campaign, sending clues to Commissioner Gordon and Batman. The symbols of theater masks and a short voyage sailing symbol indicate his first raid will be on an old showboat's box office; Batman and Robin confront Signalman on board, but he brings down a smokestack with an explosive and forces the heroes to stop the resulting fire as he escapes.
Later, the heroes receive the astrological symbol for Sagittarius, the archer, and the chess symbol for a castle. They deduce correctly that Signalman intends to rob a priceless borrowed diamond necklace from a actress portraying the queen of England in a Robin Hood movie being filmed nearby; the Signalman flings down a checkered flag and escapes in a racing car. Finally, Batman receives a flashlight with a Bat-Signal fixed to it. He realizes that the Signalman plans to rob the police exhibit at a nearby hall, heisting a display of the many honorary police badges sent to Batman. During the confrontation, Signalman attempts to escape by climbing a giant microscope, but Batman climbs a giant safety patrolman's statue, reaches Signalman, and knocks him onto a giant scales of justice.
- "The Signs of the Signalman" was originally titled "The Return of Signalman".
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