"You Only Die Twice!": After a near death experience, Batman is visited by Adam Strange, who explains to him that after a freak accident involving the Zeta-Beam, Adam was transported to Earth at sometime in the future and found Batman'
Appearing in "You Only Die Twice!"
- Brian T. Fassett (Single appearance)
- "Big" John Jarrett (Single appearance)
- Ed Gibbs (Single appearance)
- Mike Morrison (Single appearance)
- Charlie (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "You Only Die Twice!"
After a near death experience, Batman is visited by Adam Strange, who explains to him that after a freak accident involving the Zeta-Beam, Adam was transported to Earth at sometime in the future and found Batman's obituary. However, as Adam grabbed for the newspaper, he was transported back to modern day Rann, only taking part of the obituary with him, so that the year of Batman's death is unknown.
Giving this information to Batman leads the caped crusader to become paranoid of his coming demise, and leaves Earth with Adam Strange in the middle of solving a crime involving a contracting scheme and contractor Mike Morrison. However, when viewing Gotham City via a machine on Rann, Batman observes Alfred being taken hostage by the mob over gambling debts. Snapping out of his paranoid, Batman returns to Earth with Adam Strange and the duo travel to Liberty Island where they rescue Alfred and break up the crime syndicate. Batman finally resolves that he will no longer run from his fated demise, whatever and whenever that may be.
- This book was first published on April 23, 1970.
- This issue also features a one-page story titled Spirit in the Seance, written by Murray Boltinoff and illustrated by George Tuska.
- "You Only Die Twice!"
- This story is reprinted in Showcase Presents: The Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups Vol. 2.
- At this point in history, the Adam Strange of Earth-One was not traveling between Rann and Earth -- in fact, he would die if he visited Earth. (This change in status quo started in Hawkman #18.) The Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium therefore established that the story detailed events that took place on Earth-Thirty-Two.
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