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"Batman: "The Experiment of Professor Zero"": Using a reducing ray Professor Zero shrinks wealthy businessmen and extorts them for money. When Batman and Robin begin investigating, Professor Zero shrinks them and imprisons the Dynamic D


Quote1 This is a dream! We'll wake up later and find it's all been a bad dream... won't we, Batman? Quote2
-- Robin



Appearing in Batman: "The Experiment of Professor Zero"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Professor Zero (Only appearance; dies)
  • Beefy (Only appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Carlyle (Single appearance)
  • Gresham (Single appearance)
  • Parnell (Single appearance)
  • Joe (Single appearance)

Locations:

Items:

Synopsis for Batman: "The Experiment of Professor Zero"

Using a reducing ray Professor Zero shrinks wealthy businessmen and extorts them for money. When Batman and Robin begin investigating, Professor Zero shrinks them and imprisons the Dynamic Duo in a bird cage. They escape and try to rescue the captured businessmen. Professor Zero tries to kill them, but he accidentally kills himself.

The shrunk men then seek Zero's antidote to restore themselves to normal. Batman discovers that the antidote is fake. The effects of the ray wear off automatically after three days. Batman then finds the reducing ray which Zero had hidden inside the Bat-Signal and destroys it, closing the case for good.

Appearing in Robotman: "The Metal Man's Sportsathon"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Villains:

  • Barnum Bane
  • Barnum's Gang

Other Characters:


Locations:

  • Sports Stadium

Items:

  • Various Athletic Equipment

Vehicles:

  • Crook's Getaway Car

Synopsis for Robotman: "The Metal Man's Sportsathon"

Robotman agrees to put on a sports show for charity. The show's promoter Barnum Bane hires a gang to rob the box office during the show. Robotman stops them, but Bane helps them escape to try again. Before the crooks return, Bane disables Robotman's legs. When the crooks strike the second time, Robotman still defeats them even without his legs. One of the crooks fingers Bane as his employer, and the promoter is sent to prison.

Appearing in Slam Bradley: "A Bicycle Built for Sleuths"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Joe Mully (Single appearance)
  • Mully's Gang (Petey & Slugger named) (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Tully (Single appearance)
  • Contestants in a bicycle race

Locations:

  • Tandem Town

Items:

  • Scale Model of a Town

Vehicles:

  • Various Tandem Bicycles
  • Horse & Buggy

Synopsis for Slam Bradley: "A Bicycle Built for Sleuths"

Slam and Shorty a hired to locate 30 pairs of twins to compete in a bicycle race. The race is part of a publicity stunt to promote tandem bicycles. Joe Mully's gang uses the race to escape after a bank robbery. The crooks are disguises as twins in the race. Slam and Shorty chase down the crooks and bring them in riding a tandem bike.

Appearing in Boy Commandos: "The King of the Animals"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • King of the Animals
  • The King's Gang (Trigger named)

Other Characters:

  • Buster (The King's Dog)
  • A Trained Mynah Bird
  • A Trained Monkey
  • A Trained Raccoon
  • Charlie (A Trained Chimpanzee)
  • Tiny (A Trained Elephant)
  • Sgt. Mike (Policeman)
  • Watch Company Security Guard
  • Parade Spectators

Locations:

Items:

  • Mechanical Mouse

Vehicles:

  • Crook's Getaway Sedan
  • Rowboat
  • Police Cruisers
  • Fire Engine

Synopsis for Boy Commandos: "The King of the Animals"

A Criminal who calls himself the King of Animals, uses various trained animals to help him and his gang on a crime spree. Capt. Carter and his Boy Commandos take on the task of figuring out how the crook is pulling off such puzzling capers. It is not until a heist goes awry that The King is caught. It turns out his elephant, Tiny, did not perform as he was trained, due to his getting scared by a small mechanical mouse.

Notes

Trivia

  • "The Experiment of Professor Zero" is listed as Case #1042: "The Pigmy Plot" in Batman's Case Book.



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