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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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Villains:

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

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Vehicles:

  • 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 the 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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Villains:

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

Other Characters:

  • 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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Supporting Characters:

  • Pepper
  • Sheriff (Behind the scenes)

Villains:

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

Other Characters:

  • 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 Bomb Steamer"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Jack Steels (First appearance)

Villains:

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

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

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in The Crimson Avenger: "The Bagilan Ruby"

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Villains:

  • Lara Fay (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Miss Blaine (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for The Crimson Avenger: "The Bagilan Ruby"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

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

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Supporting Characters:

  • Ed Lane

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Other Characters:

  • 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"

Featured Characters:

  • Denis Nayland Smith

Supporting Characters:

  • Dr. Petrie

Villains:

Other Characters:

  • 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"

Featured Characters:

  • Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise

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Villains:

  • Fisher (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • 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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Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • 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"

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