- Robin, your corny English slang is awful!
- -- Batman
Appearing in "The Secret Life of the Catwoman!"
- Giant Cash Register
Synopsis for "The Secret Life of the Catwoman!"
The gang czar Mister X terrorizes Gotham City, and decides he wants to work with Catwoman. Batman and Robin are shocked to hear from Commissioner Gordon that Catwoman has been broken out of jail with dynamite. Mister X offers to plan heists and have Catwoman commit them so they can share the loot. Catwoman works with X's henchman Dipper, and they make fun of a wannabe crook named Mousey.
When Catwoman leaves her hideout, she finds Batman and Robin waiting for her. They try to give chase, but she throws a box at them with angry cat inside it. Batman runs towards falling debris, and Catwoman realizes he will be killed. Instead of escaping, she leaps to save Batman's life and gets hit in the head by a brick.
They wake her up in the Batcave, where she feverishly screams about airline rules. It's revealed that Selina Kyle was a stewardess, who fell out of a crashing plane and got amnesia. Kyle is horrified to hear that she's become a criminal in her amnesiac state. Batman asks about her obsession with cats, and she explains that her father used to own a pet store. He taught her all about cats, and she subconsciously remembered that through her amnesia.
Gordon asks Kyle to go undercover and help them take down Mister X. Mousey is brought into the station and hears their scheme, so Gordon has him put in jail. Mousey breaks out with a hidden file, swearing revenge on Catwoman.
Catwoman pulls several heists for Mister X, although crime now disgusts her. This includes distracting a record company with cats while she steals gold-plated records, and opening a bank vault with cats. Batman and Robin fight her on a Giant Cash Register, but this is a ruse so they can fake being captured. Catwoman takes them back to Mister X, who locks them alone with a time bomb. Mister X tells Catwoman he knows about her treachery, and has her dragged off a cliff via tractor. Batman and Robin escape in time to rescue her and punch out Mister X's thugs. It's revealed that Mousey was Mister X all along. He wore a bulky costume to make other crooks respect him.
In the aftermath, Selina Kyle officially retires from her career as Catwoman. However, Batman insists that the police may still need her as an operative -- sooner than she thinks.
Appearing in "The Batman of England!"
- Matt Thorne (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Batman of England!"
The amazing adventures and heroical feats of Batman and Robin have reached an old town in England called Wordenshire, where a wealthy man and his son have decided to emulate the famous Dynamic Duo and adopt the identities of Knight and Squire.
When a criminal from Gotham City relocates to England, Batman and Robin travel to the island where they meet their English counterparts, Knight and Squire. Having much to learn of the crime-fighting trade, Batman and Robin decide to train them to improve their skills and while doing so, they are able to capture the criminal at large.
Appearing in "The Mystery of Millionaire Island!"
- Fielding Ecker (Single appearance)
- Professor Hendrix (Single appearance)
- Martin (Single appearance)
- Barton Hughes (Single appearance)
- West Porter (Single appearance)
- Alfred (Cameo)
- Wayne Manor
- House of Tomorrow (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Mystery of Millionaire Island!"
Bruce Wayne and several other millionaires are summoned to an special event in an undisclosed island. Upon arriving, it is revealed that they have all been brought to a trap and the only way out of the island is to reveal their most important secret of their financial success. When some of the millionaires refuse to give away their secrets, they are killed and their bodies taken away. Desperate for help, the wealthy men craft a make-shift Bat-Signal, which allows Bruce to change into Batman and start investigating the case. Robin arrives soon after watching the Bat-Signal and together they uncover the responsible behind the millionaire island. The criminal was one of the wealthy men, the first one to apparently die. He had prepared the place to convince the others that he was killing them, when in reality, he was just knocking them unconscious and taking them to a cellar.
- "The Secret Life of the Catwoman!" is reprinted in Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told Vol 1.
- This story is also the first time that Catwoman is given the name Selina Kyle.
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