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"The Valley of the Giant Bees!": Batman and Robin trail a gang of sugar thieves into a secluded jungle, but during the chase, the Batplane crashes against a mountain and the Dynamic Duo are knocked unconscious in the wilderness. Bat
Appearing in "The Valley of the Giant Bees!"
- Harry (Single appearance)
- Slug (Single appearance)
- Bats (In dream sequence only)
- Giant Bees (In dream sequence only)
Synopsis for "The Valley of the Giant Bees!"
Batman and Robin trail a gang of sugar thieves into a secluded jungle, but during the chase, the Batplane crashes against a mountain and the Dynamic Duo are knocked unconscious in the wilderness. Batman has an hallucination that the thieves are actually drones working for a race of giant bees and that Robin is kidnapped and enslaved by the bees. When Batman wakes up, Robin informs him that the gangsters are taking the sugar to a liquor still and shortly after, they capture the criminals. However, Batman doesn't seem to get over the giant bees dream.
Appearing in "The Sleeping Beauties of Gotham City!"
- Nancy Brooks (Single appearance)
- Diane Olson (Single appearance)
- Bobby Shawn (Single appearance)
- Simone Turner (Single appearance)
- GCPD Headquarters
- Museum of Music
- W. Ross Cosmetic Co.
- Kitty Car (In a photograph only)
Synopsis for "The Sleeping Beauties of Gotham City!"
Catwoman announces her return to Gotham, and soon Selina Kyle enters a beauty contest, succesfully preventing Batman from arresting her without proof of her being the Catwoman. When she later succumbs to a strange illness, even Batman is baffled by the appearance of the Catwoman while Selina rests in a coma. One by one, the contestans of the beaty pageant become ill just like Selina, and when all of them are incapacitated, Selina recovers miraculously. Batman's suspicion increases as Selina becomes the winner of the contest by default and he discovers that the prize are in fact stolen jewels. After this, Batman is able to deduce the trick behind Catwoman's apparent illness and the Queen of Crime is finally arrested.
Appearing in "Ten Nights of Fear!"
- Harry Shepherd (Single appearance)
- Inspector Graybridge (Single appearance)
- Rocky (In dream sequence only)
Synopsis for "Ten Nights of Fear!"
By the end of an apparently normal day, Batman starts having horrible nightmares after getting his Utility Belt radio inspected by a detective from Scotland Yard. With time, the nightmares become worse and Batman starts to lose his sanity and has to be locked in an insane asylum. However, once given some time to think, Batman deduces the truth behind the nightmares and he calls Robin to get him out of the mental hospital. Batman realizes that his belt radio has been tampered, which is the cause of his nightmares and when Batman confronts the detective from Scotland Yard, he realizes that the man is in fact a notorious criminal who has kidnapped the real detective. Batman captures the criminal and he finally is able to sleep well at night.
- Because the history of the Catwoman of Earth-Two given in Superman Family #211 makes it clear that she never returned to crime after she reformed in Batman #62, then "The Sleeping Beauties of Gotham City!" must be an early Earth-One story featuring the Eath-One versions of Catwoman, Batman, etc.
- On the second story, there is a reference to the song "Kitten on the Keys" by Zez Confrey.
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