- Aah, a nice warm grave! I yearn for its everlasting peace... but evil will not allow me my rightful rest!
- -- Jim Corrigan
Appearing in "Grasp of the Killer Cult"
- Dirty 'Dozers (Possessed by the Thugs) (Single appearance)
- Henry Barnes (John T. Weaver) (Single appearance)
- James Wilson (Mr. Valentine) (Single appearance)
- Mr. Jennings (Only appearance; dies)
- Mr. Forbes (Only appearance; dies)
- Lola Lalanna (Only appearance; dies)
Synopsis for "Grasp of the Killer Cult"
When a series of strange murders happen, where men with clean records suddenly strangle their victims to death, Batman is called in by Commissioner Gordon to investigate. The case also attracts the attention of Jim Corrigan, who feels a super-natural force drawing his Spectre persona. As Corrigan he tries to get in on the case, telling Gordon and Batman that all the murders are copy-cats of the Thuggies of India.
With the help of the Spectre, Batman learns that each men were in the military during World War II as a group called the Dirty 'Dozers, a road building crew that helped build roads in India for the war effort.
As Batman tracks down this groups meeting place as worshipers of Kali, the Indian goddess, the Spectre learns that the men bulldozed over an ancient Thuggee cemetery, and have been possessed by the spirits of the men buried there. Learning the truth, the Spectre rushes back to the States where he saves Batman by posing as the goddess Kali and convincing the spirits to leave the bodies of the men.
After the battle, them men return to normal, however are fully aware of the crimes they committed while under the control of the Thuggee spirits, as such they willingly turn themselves over to the authorities hoping that justice will be fair to them.
Appearing in "The Dimensional Caper!"
- Chet Walters
- Mr. Walters
- Mr. Farnum
- Aliens from Dimension X
- Leader One (Mr. Downs)
- Highsdale High
Synopsis for "The Dimensional Caper!"
Story reprinted from Teen Titans #16.
Appearing in "Knight for a Day!"
- Lady Celia
- Sir Grot
- Sir Duncan
- Slasher (hawk)
- Silent Knight's sword and armor
Synopsis for "Knight for a Day!"
Story reprinted from Brave and the Bold #2.
Appearing in "In the Coils of Copperhead!"
Synopsis for "In the Coils of Copperhead!"
Story reprinted from Brave and the Bold #78.
- "Grasp of the Killer Cult" is reprinted in Showcase Presents: The Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups #3.
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