"A Caper a Day Keeps the Batman at Bay!": The Calendar Man is back in Gotham and committing one grand robbery a day for a week, with a new costume to symbolize what mythical god or planet for which the particular day of the week was named. On Monday, he dresses in a mo
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Synopsis for "A Caper a Day Keeps the Batman at Bay!"
The Calendar Man is back in Gotham and committing one grand robbery a day for a week, with a new costume to symbolize what mythical god or planet for which the particular day of the week was named. On Monday, he dresses in a moonman outfit and steals handfuls of postage stamps cancelled by astronauts on the moon. On Tuesday, as Tiw, god of war, he robs Ulysses S. Grant's Civil War medals from a military museum. On Wednesday he robs another museum as Woden (or Odin), riding an eight-wheeled cycle to symbolize Woden's eight-legged steed Sleipnir, and uses a laser-blast lens over one eye to blast Batman's Whirly-Bat out of the sky. On Thursday, dressed as Thor, the Calendar Man steals a painting entitled The Storm King and damages Batman's inner ear with a sonic "thunder" blast. As it is, the only way that Batman survives this encounter is that the police were approaching before Calendar Man can finish him off and is forced to flee
While Batman rests up as per doctor's orders firmly enforced by Alfred, the Calendar Man spends Friday, named for the wedding-goddess Frigga, robbing a wedding reception, and steals the money from an ecology benefit on Saturday, dressed as Saturn, god of agriculture. On Sunday, a day of rest, the Calendar Man plans to take the Sun Express and escape with his loot, but Batman has anticipated his move and captures his foe at the railroad terminal.
Unaware to the public during Calendar Man's crimes, intruders break into a defense installation, gas the on-duty personnel unconscious, and take a binary code for America's new defense system from a computer. On Sunday night, the gang demands $22,000,000 for its return, and sends a similar offer to the enemy governments. The double-cross is suited to the nature of the gang's leader, Two-Face.
- This book was first published on March 8, 1979.
- This issus is reprinted in Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told and Tales of the Batman: Len Wein.
- This comic is the first instance where the cape of the Batsuit is used as a makeshift glider. In modern times, this has been adapted to almost every iteration of the character.
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