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"The Death Cheaters of Gotham City!": This story is reprinted from Batman #72.



Appearing in "The Death Cheaters of Gotham City!"

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  • James Gordon
  • Death-Cheaters Club
    • Gregory Orrick (Single appearance)
    • Hack Dawes (Single appearance)
    • Jim Sawyer (Single appearance)
    • John Hedges Grant (Single appearance)
    • Stanley Duff (Single appearance)
    • Tom Weaver (Single appearance)

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  • Jeff Sievers (Single appearance)

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  • Gotham City Police Department
  • Alfred (Mentioned only)
  • Mrs. Dawes (Single appearance)
  • Mrs. Weaver (Single appearance)
  • Little Dougy (Single appearance)
  • Joey the Rod (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Death Cheaters of Gotham City!"

This story is reprinted from Batman #72.

On Gotham City, there is a strange "Death Cheaters Club," and a wanted criminal, who fits the qualifications for membership, is denied the same and vows vengeance against all the members. As some of the members start dying, the prime suspect is the criminal, but after Batman starts investigating the mystery, the real killer is found and it is revealed as one of the prime members of the club.

Appearing in "The Other Bruce Wayne"

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  • Varrell (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Other Bruce Wayne"

This story is reprinted from Batman #111.

Commissioner Gordon calls to Wayne Manor to summon Bruce Wayne, not Batman, to the GCPD Headquarters. There Bruce finds an unexpected newcomer, his father's cousin and his own namesake, Bruce N. Wayne. Bruce N. is a detective from "out on the coast," and is one of the top private investigators in the country. He and Bruce have never met before, but a case has brought him to Gotham City. Besides meeting Bruce, he wishes to consult Batman for help. Bruce N. is dismayed that Bruce appears to be a social butterfly, with no profession and seemingly no ambition. He resolves to "make a man" of Bruce by training him to be a detective. Reluctantly, Bruce comes along with Bruce N. as they set upon the track of Varrel, a "scientific thief" who specializes in stealing new inventions.

Batman aids Bruce N. in an encounter with Varrel, but the thief escapes. Later, when Commissioner Gordon calls Bruce N. and lets drop the info that he has not yet told Batman of the Varrel case, the detective begins to suspect his relative of being Batman. In a final encounter with Varrel, Batman kayos the thief, makes him up as Bruce Wayne, and then lets Bruce N. see the both of them together, throwing him off track. After Varrel is jailed, Bruce N. says his goodbyes to Bruce, despairing of ever teaching him to be a detective, and wondering how he could ever have suspected him of being Batman.

Appearing in "The Murder of Bruce Wayne!"

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  • Roger Keep (Single appearance)
  • Rogle (Single appearance)
  • Stagg (Single appearance)

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  • Detective Kelly (Single appearance)
  • Donald Penn (Single appearance)
  • Holmes Caffrey (Single appearance)
  • Keith Dudley (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Murder of Bruce Wayne!"

This story is reprinted from World's Finest #58.

A member of the International Chemical Company's Board of Trustees is severely injured after an unfortunate accident and is unable ever to walk again. The man decides to get revenge on the other members of the board, including Bruce Wayne, with plans to kill them all in such a way that he could see the moment from his bed. Batman is unable to stop the murders as the trustees die one by one until only Bruce Wayne is left. As Batman, Bruce Wayne tricks the killers in their attempt on his life, and locates the secret hideout of the crippled man, thus capturing him and ending his criminal spree. After all is said and done, Batman reveals that each trustee's death was carefully staged, so their killers would believe them dead and to make it easier for Batman to capture the killer.

Appearing in "Bruce Wayne's Aunt Agatha!"

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  • Rotor Robbers (Single appearance)
    • Raven (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "Bruce Wayne's Aunt Agatha!"

This story is reprinted from Batman #89.

Bruce and Dick receive the unexpected visit of Aunt Agatha, who intends a long stay. Her presence complicates their activities as Batman and Robin, but they gladly accept her in their home.

The old woman's belief that Bruce is a meek and fragile young boy threatens to compromise his and Dick's secret identities. When they go out as the Dynamic Duo, Agatha thinks they're heading towards a masquerade party and they play along to keep their secret. When Batman and Robin encounter some criminals and confront them, they are accidentaly captured by the criminals, who are about to eliminate them until the intrusion of the Joker. When the thugs are distracted, Batman and Robin take the chance to break free and capture the criminals and later the "Joker" removes his mask, revealing Aunt Agatha in disguise. She removes Bruce's cowl and tells the criminals that they have been captured by a fragile young boy who was heading to a masquerade party, which she was attending to as well.

After their successful feat, the trio return home and soon enough, Aunt Agatha returns to her home, leaving the Dynamic Duo free to roam the streets of Gotham once again identities safe from prying eyes.

Appearing in "The Crime of Bruce Wayne"

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  • Collector (Single appearance)
  • Squint Neely (Only appearance; dies)

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Synopsis for "The Crime of Bruce Wayne"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #249.

Bruce Wayne agrees to impersonate the Collector and go to jail as part of Commissioner Gordon's plot to capture the masked criminal. But Wayne is framed for a thug's death in the Big House, and Batwoman and Robin must clear his name before he can be executed.

The Dynamic Duo of Batwoman and Robin confront the Collector and his gang on several occassions, most of which the criminal manages to escape. The heroes decide to trail the criminals as they get away with some of the loot from the Gotham Museum and they are led to the Collector's hideout, where they capture the criminal during a final confrontation.

Batwoman and Robin arrive in time to stop the execution of Bruce Wayne, bringing with them the real Collector. When Bruce is released, he shows his gratitude for Batwoman and her excellent detective work.

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