"And Hellgrammite is His Name!": Newsman Jack Ryder (secretly the Creeper) approaches Batman with information that the criminal Hellgrammite is in Gotham City. This revelation leads to Batman and the Creeper
Appearing in "And Hellgrammite is His Name!"
- Hellgrammite (First appearance)
- Turk Trask (mob lord) (Single appearance)
- Bronk Boyle (Single appearance)
- Gotham City Police Department
Synopsis for "And Hellgrammite is His Name!"
Newsman Jack Ryder (secretly the Creeper) approaches Batman with information that the criminal Hellgrammite is in Gotham City. This revelation leads to Batman and the Creeper working together to stop the mammoth crook from his bid to eliminate prominent gang members. Unfortunately, Creeper is a wanted criminal and this proves troublesome when the Gotham City Police Department starts hunting down the Creeper.
Battling the Hellgrammite throughout Gotham, the duo locate him in the Gotham subway system where they down Hellgrammite with a combination of a fire extinguisher and the electrified third rail. After the Hellgrammite's defeat, the Creeper makes his escape to avoid his own arrest at the hands of the Gotham PD and Hellgramite is brought to justice by an amazed Commissioner Gordon.
- This is the first meeting between Batman and the Creeper. The status of Creeper as hero or outlaw will be brought up by Batman with the Justice League in Justice League of America #70.
- Issue is reprinted in Best of the Brave and the Bold #4 and Showcase Presents: The Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups Vol. 1.
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