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"The Black Cat Crimes": Catwoman escapes from prison, then threatens three wealthy men. When the men won't pay her, Catwoman causes black cats to cross their path. She then robs the men. Batman and Robin try to stop her, but Robin is captured. He is taken to Catwoman's hide-out where he uses his



Appearing in "The Black Cat Crimes"

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  • John Ross (Single appearance)
  • Sam Slade (Single appearance)
  • Bill Drew (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Black Cat Crimes"

Catwoman escapes from prison, then threatens three wealthy men. When the men won't pay her, Catwoman causes black cats to cross their path. She then robs the men. Batman and Robin try to stop her, but Robin is captured. He is taken to Catwoman's hide-out where he uses his belt-radio to summon Batman. Batman then rescues his partner. Catwoman flees and is presumed dead after her car jumps off a bridge.

Appearing in "The Crazy Customers"

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  • A Gang of Counterfeiters

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Synopsis for "The Crazy Customers"

While in a department store, Shorty and Slam witness several kids buying adult items. They also see several men buying children's toys. Puzzled, they investigate. Shorty disguises himself as one of the kids. Slam doesn't recognize him and follows. Thugs then slug Slam and give Shorty cash. When Slam and Shorty get back together to compare notes, they find that the cash is counterfeit. Slam deduces the crazy customers were acting strange to distract clerks from noticing the phony money. The detectives locate the crooks' hide-out and apprehend them.

Appearing in "The Uncandid Camera"

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  • Static the Parrot

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  • Slug Meeker and his Gang (Single appearance)

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  • Andy Philips (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Uncandid Camera"

Escaped convict Slug Meeker visits the studio of photographer Andy Philips to take photos with European backgrounds. He then sends the photos to the police to make them believe he is hiding in Europe. Larry Jordan realizes the photos have been faked, so he searches for Meeker as Air Wave. He finds the gang in Philips's studio. Though the gang wins the first round and captures Air Wave, he escapes with the aid of Static. Air Wave then apprehends the gang.

Appearing in "Four Swords for a King"

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  • Duke De Gatz (Only appearance; dies)
  • The Duke's Lady and Men (Single appearance)

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  • Alexander Dumas (Single appearance)
  • Porthos
  • Athos
  • Aramis
  • D'Artagnan
  • Jean Vernet (Single appearance)
  • Constance (Single appearance)
  • King Louis XIII (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "Four Swords for a King"

After reading the story of the Three Musketeers, the Boy Commandos envision themselves as the famous French heroes. 17th century scientist Jean Vernet brings the Commandos back in time to fill the roles of the Musketeers and D'Artagnan. The boys then help stop a plot by the Spanish Duke De Gatz to start a war between France and England. After defeating the Duke, Vernet returns them to their own time. Later Alexander Dumas changes the story, so the Musketeers are men rather than boys.

Notes

  • "The Black Cat Crimes" is reprinted in Batman Archives #6.
  • D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers were last seen in Batman #32.
  • First appearance of Catwomans Kitty Car.


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