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"The Bat-Man: "Frenchy Blake's Jewel Gang"": There is a series of daring jewel robberies that leave the police baffled. Bruce Wayne impersonates Commissioner Gordon to get information from a stool pigeon named Gimpy. Gimpy reveals that the


Quote1 I want a complete written confession from you about those jewel robberies, or else I'll cut this rope. Quote2
-- The Bat-Man



Appearing in The Bat-Man: "Frenchy Blake's Jewel Gang"

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  • Frenchy Blake (Single appearance)
    • Gloves (Single appearance)
    • Ricky (Only appearance; dies)
    • Slick (Single appearance)

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  • Bruce Wayne's Automobile

Synopsis for The Bat-Man: "Frenchy Blake's Jewel Gang"

There is a series of daring jewel robberies that leave the police baffled. Bruce Wayne impersonates Commissioner Gordon to get information from a stool pigeon named Gimpy. Gimpy reveals that the culprits are a gang run by Frenchy Blake, and their next target is the wealthy Vandersmiths.

That night, the Bat-Man waits on the Vandersmiths' rooftop. Two jewel thieves named Gloves and Ricky leave the apartment with their loot. The Bat-Man glides down and attacks Gloves with a flying kick. Ricky runs at the Bat-Man with a knife, so the Bat-Man kicks him off a roof to his death. Gloves draws a gun, so Bat-Man punches him out and takes the jewels. Two police officers arrive to investigate the dead body. The Bat-Man makes it seem as though he is trying to grab the jewels, so the police will think he is a criminal. They try to shoot at him, and he dives off the roof. The Bat-Man does a somersault in mid-air and lands on a rooftop below. Then he takes out a silk rope from his belt and lassos a nearby flagpole. The police are amazed to see the Bat-Man easily swinging to safety.

Newspapers announce that the Bat-Man is head of the gang of jewel thieves. Frenchy Blake believes this is a good thing, as the police will be watching for the Bat-Man instead of him. Blake begins planning his next move. It's revealed that the Bat-Man is listening outside. He made the police think he was a criminal so Frenchy Blake would act like he wasn't being watched.

Frenchy sends Slick and two other henchman to rob the Norton household. The Bat-Man swings through an absurdly large open window and knocks one of them out with a kick. The second one tackles him from behind, and he throws him off. Then he knocks out Slick with a punch to his stupid face. The Bat-Man calls Commissioner Gordon to leave a tip, and leaves using his rope again.

The Bat-Man arrives at Frenchy Blake's apartment, where Frenchy is playing solitaire. Frenchy mistakenly believes he is Slick and lets him in. The Bat-Man gives Frenchy a right jab, then ties him up with the rope and hangs him outside the window. The Bat-Man demands a written confession, otherwise he will cut the rope and let Frenchy fall to his death. Frenchy agrees and signs a confession. Frenchy tries to attack the Bat-Man one more time, but the Bat-Man beats him until he's begging for mercy. Then the Bat-Man puts Frenchy in his car and drops him off in front of the police station. He is picked up by an Officer Kelly, who finds the stolen jewels and a note on Frenchy's body. Commissioner Gordon reads the note from the Bat-Man, which explains that this was a favor to the police department.

Appearing in Speed Saunders: "The Dope Ring"

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  • Hawkins (Single appearance)
  • Ina Marcy (Single appearance)
  • Policy Pete (Only appearance; dies)

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  • George Casson (Only appearance; dies)
  • Lieutenant Gregory

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Synopsis for Speed Saunders: "The Dope Ring"

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Appearing in Buck Marshall: "Killing by Proxy"

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  • Pepper
  • Sheriff (Behind the scenes)

Villains:

  • Spot Sawyer (Single appearance)
  • Billings Zell (Single appearance)

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  • John Mason (Single appearance)
  • Marshall (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Buck Marshall: "Killing by Proxy"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Bart Regan, Spy: "Saboteurs Bob Steamer"

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  • Jack Steels (First appearance)

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  • General (Single appearance)
  • Baralian Captain (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Bart Regan, Spy: "Saboteurs Bob Steamer"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in The Crimson Avenger: "The Bagilan Ruby"

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  • Lara Fay (Single appearance)

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  • Miss Blaine (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for The Crimson Avenger: "The Bagilan Ruby"


When the Bagilan Ruby is stolen, police suspect the gem's owner Lara Fay. Ms. Fay visits the office of Lee Travis claiming the ruby was stolen by a man in a turban. Then thugs break into the office and kidnap Fay and Travis's secretary Miss Blaine. Travis tries to follow them, but he fails.

That evening, Lee searches Fay's apartment as the Crimson Avenger. When Fay turns up unharmed, he begins following her. She leads him to Miss Blaine, but the Crimson is caught by the bandits. Fay is working with the crooks and leaves a snake to finish off the pair. The Crimson turns the snake against his captors, then he flees as police arrive to arrest the men.

Appearing in Bruce Nelson: "The New Orleans Mardi Gras Murder, Part 2"

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  • Ed Lane

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  • House keeper (Flashback only)
  • Don Hernandez Covina (Flashback only)
  • Boris Manganoff (Mentioned only)
  • Maria Tonelli (Flashback only)
  • Lili Gravet (Flashback only)

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Synopsis for Bruce Nelson: "The New Orleans Mardi Gras Murder, Part 2"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu"

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  • Denis Nayland Smith

Supporting Characters:

  • Dr. Petrie

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  • Greba Eltham
  • Rev. J. D. Eltham
  • Vernon Denby

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Synopsis for "The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "The Truxon Hall Fox Hunt"

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  • Fisher (Single appearance)

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  • Colonel Carrington-Bayle (Single appearance)
  • Elaine (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "The Truxon Hall Fox Hunt"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Slam Bradley: "The Whitethorne Inheritance"

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  • Ronald Whitethorne (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Caleb Whitethorne (Single appearance) (Behind the scenes)
  • Fornsby (Single appearance)
  • Higgins (Single appearance)
  • Lucy Wentworth (Single appearance)
  • Sadie Whitethorne (Only appearance; dies)

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Synopsis for Slam Bradley: "The Whitethorne Inheritance"


Slam Bradley is summoned to the home of the late Caleb Whitethorne for the reading of a will. Slam is named the sole heir to Whitethorne's estate providing he survives a night in the house with Whitethorne's family. Several attempts are made to murder Slam and Shorty. Caleb's sister Sadie is killed by an unknown assailant. Slam eventually proves that Caleb's son Ronald killed poisoned his own father, murdered Sadie to silence her, and was attempting to kill Slam. Following his success at catching the killer, Slam donates the inheritance to charity.

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