"Count to Ten... And Die!": When Bruce Wayne hires retired boxer Ted Grant to coach the US Team that will be competing in the World Youth Games in Vienna, Austria, Bruce helps bring a new sense of pride in the down-and-out former boxer. As Br
Appearing in "Count to Ten... And Die!"
- Koslov "the Hammer" (Single appearance)
- Kurt Schimmerling (Single appearance)
- Major Anderson (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Count to Ten... And Die!"
When Bruce Wayne hires retired boxer Ted Grant to coach the US Team that will be competing in the World Youth Games in Vienna, Austria, Bruce helps bring a new sense of pride in the down-and-out former boxer. As Bruce aids the Anglo-American Military Intelligence to stop the selling of information to Russians as Batman, Ted is challenged by the Russian World Youth Coach, Koslov, the Hammer - a former boxing opponent of Ted -- to a boxing match to determine which nation has the best fighter.
As Batman tracks down the informant trying to sell the information to the Russians, Ted tries to help Batman out as Wildcat, but bungles and has to help Batman out in his civilian guise in order to maintain his secret identity.
Later, during the boxing match, Ted manages to defeat Koslov in the ring, while Batman manages to nab the informant and his buyer and turn them over to the authorities. After, Ted and Bruce enjoy the rest of the World Youth Games, Ted with a restored sense of worth for himself, and potentially Wildcat as well.
- This book was first published on December 23, 1969.
- Issue is reprinted in Showcase Presents: The Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups Vol. 2.
- This issue features two short suspense stories titled; "Death Turns the Dial!" and "Killed With Kindness!", written by Murray Boltinoff and illustrated by George Tuska.
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