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"Startling Secret of the Devilish Daughters!": Congresswoman Barbara Gordon’s award plaque from Hudson University is stolen, and to regain it, Batgirl and Robin must face the supposed “daughters” of several Batman villains, all o
Appearing in "Startling Secret of the Devilish Daughters!"
- Frank McDonald
- Lt. Rick Tatem (First appearance)
- Dan Raynor (Single appearance)
- New Carthage Airfield
- Hudson University
Synopsis for "Startling Secret of the Devilish Daughters!"
Congresswoman Barbara Gordon’s award plaque from Hudson University is stolen, and to regain it, Batgirl and Robin must face the supposed “daughters” of several Batman villains, all of whom turn out to be the Joker’s Daughter. While posing as The Riddler's Daughter, the mischievous lady discovers Robin’s secret identity. However, Robin finds out that she isn’t the daughter of the Joker, but of Two Face and her real name is Duela Dent.
While Robin takes care of Duela, Batgirl finds the criminal who stole her plaque and she can finally resume her official activities at Hudson University.
Later, Robin talks to Duela, who reveals that she really wants to be a hero, and asks Robin to petition her for membership into the Teen Titans.
Appearing in "Recipe For Revenge"
- Pierre (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Recipe For Revenge"
This story is reprinted from Batman #26.
Alfred goes to the market for ingredients to cook dinner. He doesn’t realize that he has forgotten his wallet at home, and thinks that a pick-pocket has stolen it! On his attemp to retrieve his wallet, Alfred saves the life of the "thief" who in fact is innocent and then he captures a real criminal.
Alfred couldn't buy anything to cook for dinner, but the man he saved was a chef and offered his services to help Alfred solve his problem.
Appearing in "The Blockbuster Breaks Loose!"
- Roland Desmond (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "The Blockbuster Breaks Loose!"
This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #349.
Following his last conflict with Batman and Robin, the massive creature known as Blockbuster had sought refuge in an undersea cave. However, some months later while Batman and Robin are breaking up a bank robbery, suddenly Blockbuster breaks through the floor and attacks.
While Robin handles the crooks, Batman attempts to appease the creature by removing it's mask, hoping its memories of Bruce Wayne would calm it down. However, his cowl some how sticks itself to his face, leaving Batman at the mercy of the Blockbuster until he is knocked unconscious.
Tracking down Blockbuster to another location later with Robin, they had devised an special flashlight that when shined on Batman's cowl it would resemble that of Blockbusters brother, Roland. However, the plan also fails when a mysterious attacker interferes with the battle and attempts to trap Batman in a coffin. However, Blockbuster attacks the mystery man, who then flees. Batman manages to break free of the trap and knock out the Blockbuster.
Later, it is revealed that the mystery attacker was the Outsider, who had orchestrated the whole event from the beginning.
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