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"The Villain of 100 Elements": This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #294.



Appearing in "The Villain of 100 Elements"

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  • Elemental Man (Single appearance)
  • Two Hired Thugs (Single appearance)

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  • Molecular Alteration Machine

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Synopsis for "The Villain of 100 Elements"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #294.

Professor Higgins has designed an element-converter, but his assistant, John Dolan, is accidentally exposed to it. The exposure causes his body to change into different elements. The professor makes a control belt for him, but the power warps Dolan’s mind causing him to become a criminal.

While the professor works on a cure, Batman and Robin try to stop Dolan and his newly recruited gang. They lure Dolan to a location where the professor has built a machine to cure him. It doesn’t work, and Batman is exposed to the machine as well.

Fearing Batman will become a criminal as well, he is locked up. As he continues to transform, Batman's body eventually changes into liquid mercury, which allows him to escape prison. Once outside, he teams up with Dolan, but then leads his partner into a trap which removes the powers from both of them. Without the power, Dolan’s mind is restored to normal and the criminals who assisted him on his crimes are captured.

Appearing in "Batman, Junior and Robin, Senior"

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  • Wilton Winders (Single appearance)
  • Beetles (Single appearance)

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  • Telescope
  • Bat-Signal
  • Cylinders of Youth Gas
  • Movie Set Props

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Synopsis for "Batman, Junior and Robin, Senior"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #218.

Wilton Winders a criminal ex-scientist steals two newly invented gases from Dr. Richard Marsten. The gases cause people to become older or younger depending on which gas is applied. When Batman and Robin try to capture Winders, they are exposed to the gases. Robin becomes an adult, and Batman becomes a child with no memory of the last 10 years.

Hindered by their new age changes, the Dynamic Duo tracks Winders as he sells the gas to wealthy older men to restore their youth. When Robin and Batman catch up to Winders, the crook tries using the gas on himself as a disguise. The Caped Crusaders are not fooled and are able to catch him. Then using the remaining gas, restore everyone to their rightful ages.

Appearing in "Batman, Robot!"

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  • Night Owl Gang (Single appearance)
    • Eddie Chill (Single appearance)
    • Wedge Dixon (Single appearance)
    • Petey (Single appearance)
  • Gorman Gang (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "Batman, Robot!"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #281.

Batman prevents a crime by the Night Owl Gang and learns the identities of its two leaders. The gang gets away, but Wedge Dixon, one of the leaders is later found by police. Batman’s testimony is the only evidence against Dixon, so the gang plans a trap for him. Batman is apparently killed in an old mine.

Later, Batman appears to still be alive as he and Robin capture some other crooks. Dixon and the gang realize though that Batman has been replaced by a robot. When Dixon comes to trial, Batman is exposed as a robot, as a result Dixon is set free. Dixon meets up with Chill who was in hiding to recover their loot. The real Batman who has escaped the death trap is able to catch both men, the rest of the gang, and recover the loot.

Appearing in "The Experiment of Professor Zero"

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  • Professor Zero (Only appearance; dies)
  • Beefy (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Carlyle (Single appearance)
  • Gresham (Single appearance)
  • Parnell (Single appearance)
  • Joe (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Experiment of Professor Zero"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #148.

Using a reducing ray Professor Zero shrinks wealthy businessmen and extorts them for money. When Batman and Robin begin investigating, Professor Zero shrinks them and imprisons the Dynamic Duo in a bird cage. They escape and try to rescue the captured businessmen. Professor Zero tries to kill them, but he accidentally kills himself.

The shrunk men then seek Zero's antidote to restore themselves to normal. Batman discovers that the antidote is fake. The effects of the ray wear off automatically after three days. Batman then finds the reducing ray which Zero had hidden inside the Bat-Signal and destroys it, closing the case for good.

Appearing in "The Rainbow Batman"

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  • Marion Marley (Single appearance)
  • King of Zoronia (Cameo) (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Rainbow Batman"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #241.

Dick Grayson saves a girl's life during a robbery, and injures his arm in the process. He sees the crooks' faces, and begins searching for them as Robin. Meanwhile, Batman wears several different colored costumes. Eventually, Robin spots the thieves, allowing Batman to apprehend them. Afterwards, Batman goes back to his old costume. He explains that he wore the special ones to draw attention to himself and away from Robin, as people might realize Robin had an injured arm like Dick Grayson’s.

Appearing in "The Joker Batman"

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  • Previous Joker Next
  • Tiny Harper (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Joker Batman"

This story is reprinted from Batman #85.

When the Joker is paroled from prison, Batman keeps an eye on him, suspecting that the Clown Prince intends to return to crime. Batman follows his foe into a laboratory. By accident both Batman and the Joker are exposed to epsilon rays which cause them to exchange personalities.

While Robin seeks a cure for Batman's predicament, the Joker contacts the underworld. Since he has Batman's body he offers to expose the secret identity of the Caped Crusader for a million dollars. Batman, stuck in the Joker's own body, works to stop his foe. He befuddles police by catching crooks, then prevents the Joker from giving away his secret. Fortunately, Robin comes through with a cure. Then the two foes are restored to their own bodies.

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  • This book was first published on May 12, 1966.
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