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"This One'll Kill You, Batman!": The Joker breaks out of his cell in Arkham Asylum by poisoning the guards with his Joker Venom. Once free, he tries to escape but is confronted by Batman. However, Joker has released several inmates of the


Quote1 Save 'em Joker! As Queen Victoria remarked... "we are not amused"! Quote2
-- Batman



Appearing in "This One'll Kill You, Batman!"

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Villains:

  • Marcus (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Al
  • Pete

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  • Comedy Manor, a boarded-up London music hall

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Synopsis for "This One'll Kill You, Batman!"

The Joker breaks out of his cell in Arkham Asylum by poisoning the guards with his Joker Venom. Once free, he tries to escape but is confronted by Batman. However, Joker has released several inmates of the Asylum, forcing Batman to fight them instead of concentrating on capturing the main criminal. While Batman is fighting the inmates, Joker drugs him with a special variation of the Joker Venon, which causes Batman to laugh uncontrollably during times of horror, leaving him helpless in battle. Joker is able to escape and Batman is assisted in the fight against the inmates by Two-Face, who acted after the clean side ofhis coin came up. Batman also learns that it was Two-Face who gave the anonymous tip about Joker's escape, which is why Batman was able to reach Arkham in order to stop the Joker, even though he failed.

A few hours later, Batman is informed that withing the next 72 hours, the drug will make him laugh himself to death unless he can find the one doctor who can save his life before the Joker does. Batman tries to reach one doctor in Gotham City, but the man is murdered by the Joker, forcing Batman to travel to England to find the only other doctor capable of curing him.

Unfortunately, the Joker has reached the doctor first and he forces Batman to struggle against the forced laughter as he tries to save the doctor from being murdered by the Joker, with him as witness. Batman manages to overcome the urge to laugh by thinking of different situations from murder or death and he ultimately manages to stop the Joker and save the doctor. With the Joker captured, the doctor creates an antidote for Batman, curing him of the compulsive laughter.

Appearing in "The Grade A Crimes!"

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  • John Winthrop (Single appearance)
    • Sparks (Single appearance)

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  • A Farm

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Synopsis for "The Grade A Crimes!"

This story is reprinted from Batman #16.

An "Early Bird" crime wave hits Gotham City during the eerie hours before dawn. As Batman and Robin investigate the crime scenes, they find a pattern; the crimes happen between 3 to 4 a.m., the guard is taken by surprise and shot in the back and only valuable gems are stolen. When the dynamic duo find a white button torn from a white suit at the next heist, they realize the master criminal behind the spree are a group of jewel thief disguised as a milkmen delivery drivers.

Following the criminals to their secret barn hideout, Batman and Robin defeat them and put an end to their crime ring.

Appearing in "The Perfect Crime .. Slightly Imperfect!"

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  • Fern Hunter (Single appearance)
  • Joe (Single appearance)
  • Chuck (Single appearance)

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  • Nancy Owens (actress) (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Perfect Crime .. Slightly Imperfect!"

This story is reprinted from Batman #181.

When Kaye Daye, member of the Mystery Analysts of Gotham City is to receive a Sherlock Award for her latest book "The Stars Do Kill", the Mystery Analysts soon become involved in an mysterious attempt on Kaye's life. However, Batman with the help of the others manage to foil this plot and save Kaye before her cousin's hired thugs can murder her and she could cash in on the family inheritance.

Appearing in "The Case Without a Crime!"

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  • August (Single appearance)
  • Corinne (Single appearance)
  • Eddie (Single appearance)
  • Papa Brugel (Single appearance)
  • Bobo the Bruiser (wrestler) (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Case Without a Crime!"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #112.

Batman and Robin recall the events that happened once when there was a misunderstanding and they tried to solve a nonexistent crime.

Appearing in "The Pearl of Peril!"

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  • Pistol-Packin' Pete (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Pearl of Peril!"

This story is reprinted from Batman #27.

Alfred captures two criminals who operated in restaurants after they pick Alfred's paying check from the table.

Appearing in "The Riddler's Prison-Puzzle Problem!"

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  • Mr. Morland (a coin collector) (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Riddler's Prison-Puzzle Problem!"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #377.

The Riddler attempts to stop leaving clues for Batman and Robin by hiring crooks to attempt to either hide or booby-trap the clues that he leaves behind. This fails and the Riddler is recaptured, but is bailed out soon after. Knowing that the Riddler would have left a clue in his jail cell regarding his next crime, Batman and Robin are locked inside Riddler's cell and manage to find the hidden clue, which ultimately leads to the Riddler's next crime and eventual capture.

Notes

  • In the same story, even though Joker dosed a couple of guards with Joker venom, it is unclear if they are actually dead.

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