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"The Menace of False Face": False Face is a master of disguise, and uses his skills to impersonate several wealthy citizens of Gotham City to rob them. Batman and Robin investigate the case and bait False Face into a trap, where
Appearing in "The Menace of False Face"
- False Face (Single appearance)
- Parker (Single appearance)
- Pebbles (Single appearance)
- Arthur Crandall (Single appearance)
- P.S. Smithington (Single appearance)
- Wally Weskit (Single appearance) (Behind the scenes)
- Wembley Hepplewhite (Single appearance)
- GCPD Headquarters
- Gotham Explorers Club
- Gotham Jewelry Store
Synopsis for "The Menace of False Face"
False Face is a master of disguise, and uses his skills to impersonate several wealthy citizens of Gotham City to rob them. Batman and Robin investigate the case and bait False Face into a trap, whereupon they quickly expose him.
Appearing in "Batman Meets Fatman"
- Fatman (Single appearance)
- Red Mask Gang (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Batman Meets Fatman"
Batman and Robin meet Fatman, a circus clown who dresses in a mock Batman costume. Impressed by Fatman's antics, they offer him a ride in the Batmobile. As they drive around Gotham, news about a crime in progress reach the Dynamic Duo and they get ready to capture the criminals. Unfortunately they are outmatched and they need Fatman' aid to stop the group of criminals known as the Red Mask Gang. Fatman starts clowning around the thugs, pretending to be clumsy until he finds the perfect time to free the heroes. Afterwards, Fatman is considered a hero among his peers at the circus and his dream has finally come true.
Appearing in "Batman - The Superman of Planet X"
- Batman of Zur En Arrh (First appearance)
- Robot Invaders (Single appearance)
- Dick Grayson (Cameo)
- Bat-Radia (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Batman - The Superman of Planet X"The Batman of the planet Zur-En-Arrh teleports the real Batman to Zur-En-Arrh, where Batman/Bruce Wayne has powers equivalent to Superman's. Batman assists the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh fight off a horde of robot invaders. Using his newfound super powers, Batman manages to defeat the enemies without trouble. When the invaders starts using special technology to fight Batman, the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh uses his own special device, the Bat-Radia and counters the effects of the invaders' weapons, making it easier for Batman to crush the enemy. After the robots are destroyed, the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh gives Batman his Bat-Radia device as a keepsake, and returns him to Earth.
- "The Menace of False Face" is reprinted in Batman #198.
- "Batman meets Fatman" is reprinted in Batman Family #4.
- "Batman - The Superman of Planet X" is reprinted in Batman Annual #2.
- James Gordon appeared last in Detective Comics #251. He appears next in the first story in Batman #114.
- The Red Mask gang has no connection, and should not be confused, with the Red Hood Gang.
- Wally Weskit does not make an appearance in this issue, and is featured only as one of False Face's many disguises.
- When Grant Morrison took over the Batman series in September 2006, he immediately began referencing classic moments from the character's career, including utilizing a version of Bat-Mite and reusing a costume and dialogue from issue #156. Among the references was "Zur En Arrh," which appeared as a phrase of great importance on the "Batman R.I.P." story arc.
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