- Poor Gordon! He really is getting too old! They did him a favor...retiring him before he becomes decrepit! Hope someone does the same when my time comes!
- -- Batman
Appearing in "The 50-Story Killer!"
- One Arm (Single appearance)
- Charles Morgan (Single appearance)
- John Higgins (Single appearance)
- Miss Walters (Single appearance)
- Ed (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The 50-Story Killer!"
After winning the election, the new mayor of Gotham City forces Batman to retire in favor if instating the Metal Men as his replacement under the idea that the six robots could better defend Gotham City. Indignant, Batman refuses to retire, however after Batman bungles a truck robbery (which is stopped by the Metal Men) the mayor is forced to place a court order preventing Batman from acting in the city. Deciding to accept reality, Batman decides that he should retire and resume his daily life as Bruce Wayne.
The next day at work at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce is surprised when armed men break into the office (led by a man named One Arm) and hold him and the entire building hostage. They are threatening to kill everyone with a special gas if their demands are not met, which is a ransom of the entire Wayne Enterprises net value. The Metal Men are sent in to sneak around and try to find the gas and destroy it before it can kill the hostages, but they are found out and ordered to leave.
With no place left to turn, the mayor concedes to Jim Gordon's request to call Batman for help. With One Arm and his men elsewhere, and spotting the bat signal, Bruce changes into Batman and tries to find the gas himself. His search is cut short when he notices One Arm's men returning to his office, so he returns and changes back to Bruce Wayne. Forced to give away the ransom, Jim Gordon agrees to do it. However, One Arm shoots Gordon in cold blood, when Wayne tries to stop them from getting away, they tie him to the Y of the Wayne Enterprise building's sign. Bruce then realizes where the gas is hidden because it's the only part of the sign not lit up.
Alerting the Metal Men, who break Bruce free and destroy the gas, Bruce sneaks off and changes into Batman and goes after One Arm in his Whirly-Bat. He easily causes them to crash their copter into a tree where they are arrested. Resuming his Bruce Wayne guise, he later returns to the Metal Men where he learns Jim Gordon is expected to recover. He tells them that One Arm targeted Wayne Enterprises because One Arm was once captured by Batman, and sought revenge through Wayne due to their close connections.
Appearing in "The World's Three Most Dangerous Arrows"
- Unnamed Crooks (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The World's Three Most Dangerous Arrows"
Story reprinted from Adventure Comics #248.
Appearing in "Creature of a Thousand Shapes!"
- George Emmett (First appearance historically)
- Joe Tracy (First appearance historically)
- Mavis Trent (First appearance historically)
- Byth Rok (First appearance historically)
- Krotan (Single appearance)
- Thanagarian Wingmen (Cameo) (flashback only)
- Ed Emmett (Behind the scenes)
- Thanagar (First appearance historically) (flashback only)
- Skartaris (unnamed)
- Absorbascon (First appearance historically)
- Anti-Gravity Belts
- Changeling Pill (First appearance historically)
Synopsis for "Creature of a Thousand Shapes!"
Story Reprinted from Brave and the Bold #34.
Thanagarian police officers Katar and Shayera Hol travel to Earth in their space vessel in pursuit of a criminal named Byth Rok. Byth, having consumed a pill that grants him the ability to alter his shape, comes to Earth to commit bold new crimes simply for the thrill of the challenge. Katar and Shayera use the electric brain on their ship to learn about Earth's cultures and languages. Landing in Midway City, they introduce themselves to Midway's police commissioner George Emmett. Emmett is fascinated by the fact that they are alien police officers and uses his influence to provide them with Earth identities. Katar and Shayera take the names Carter and Shiera Hall and become the new curators for the Midway City Museum. As curators they meet one of the Museum's patrons, naturalist Mavis Trent. Mavis is instantly attracted to Carter Hall and persists in trying to charm him despite the fact that he is already married. They also meet the Museum's press agent Joe Tracy.
Byth meanwhile, uses his shape-shifting talents to commit a string of thefts. He soon discovers that Katar and Shayera are on Earth and are looking to bring him in. When their paths finally cross, Byth assumes the shape of a Thanagarian Kasta Bird and attacks them. They trap him inside of a throwing net, but Byth changes shape again and transforms into a fly that slips through the interstices of the net.
Later, Byth decides to rob the Bi-State Tunnel. Not satisfied with merely stealing money, he decides to steal the entire tunnel itself. Transforming into a giant Thanagarian Brontadon, he crawls through the tunnel and begins wreaking havoc. Katar and Shayera engage him in battle and eventually subdue him by striking at the Brontadon's twin brains simultaneously. Once captured, Byth returns to his normal form whereupon he is placed inside of a hibernation chamber and rocketed back to Thanagar.
Appearing in "The Man Who Conquered the Challengers"
- Multi-Man (First appearance historically) (Origin)
- Dr. Charles Ferriss
- Mrs. Landreau
- Island of Ruins
- Challenger Jet
Synopsis for "The Man Who Conquered the Challengers"
Story reprinted from Challengers of the Unknown #14.
Appearing in "The Figurehead of the Burning Sea"
- Princess Asa
- Jarl Eric the Axe (Single appearance)
- King Harold (First appearance)
- Wooden Statue of Asa
- Jarl Eric's Ship
- Jon's Boat
Synopsis for "The Figurehead of the Burning Sea"
Story reprinted from Brave and the Bold #23.
- "The 50-Story Killer!" is reprinted in Showcase Presents: The Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups #3.
- Includes a biography page on DC Comics writer Bob Haney.
- Includes a three-page piece titled "The Brave and the Bold Co-Stars" narrated by Batman.
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