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"The Bat-Man Meets Doctor Death": In his study, Doctor Death announces to his servant Jabah that he has completed his laboratory experiments. His method of death by pollen extract will be used to hold the world's wealthy hostage, until they pay


Quote1 Who sent you, may I ask? Your choice, gentlemen! Tell me! Or I'll kill you! Quote2
-- The Bat-Man



Appearing in "The Bat-Man Meets Doctor Death"

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  • John P. Van Smith (Single appearance)

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  • Bruce Wayne's Automobile

Synopsis for "The Bat-Man Meets Doctor Death"

In his study, Doctor Death announces to his servant Jabah that he has completed his laboratory experiments. His method of death by pollen extract will be used to hold the world's wealthy hostage, until they pay tribute to him. Doctor Death knows that this crime will attract attention from the Bat-Man. He decides to kill the Bat-Man preemptively. Nobody knows the Bat-Man's secret identity, so they place a personal ad in the newspaper. Bruce Wayne reads this ad, which tells him to pick up a letter from the post office under the name John Jones. The letter announces the time and location of a murder Doctor Death plans to commit that night.

Returning home, Bruce Wayne gathers the equipment he needs to become the Bat-Man. He puts glass pellets of choking gas into his belt compartment. He also carries suction gloves and knee pads to help him climb the building. The Bat-Man drives to the crime scene in his automobile and scales the side of the building with his rope and suction cups. When he enters through the window, two thugs ambush him with guns. They underestimate his agility and he knocks a statue over on top of them. Then while they're both on the ground, he punches them a whole bunch of times... in the face! They refuse to give up their employer, and the Bat-Man threatens to murder them if they don't talk. Jabah enters with a gun and shoots the Bat-Man in the chest. Despite this wound, the Bat-Man is able to escape by throwing a pellet of choking gas and leaping out the window.

Bruce Wayne places an ad in the newspaper, announcing that the Bat-Man accepts Doctor Death's challenge. He visits the family doctor, who is surprised to see him with a bullet wound. Bruce laughs off the doctor's questions and does not explain how he got it.

Doctor Death is furious that his underlings have failed him. He sends Jabah to kill a man named John P. Van Smith who refuses to pay his tribute. Bruce Wayne coincidentally sees Jabah while driving down the street, and follows him. Jabah blows poison at Smith and escapes, but Bruce Wayne saves the man's life. Bruce follows Jabah back to Doctor Death's hideout, and returns as the Bat-Man.

The Bat-Man breaks through Doctor Death's window with a glass cutter. He instantly takes down Jabah by choking him with his lasso. Doctor Death escapes through a trap door in the ground, but the Bat-Man follows him through it. Doctor Death runs back upstairs, and realizes that he is cornered. Returning to his laboratory, Doctor Death grabs his chemicals, to throw at the Bat-Man, but Bat-Man grabs a fire extinguisher and throws it at Doctor Death, which makes his chemicals fall on the floor, where they ignite a terrible blaze, and the entire laboratory goes up in flames. Doctor Death stands in the fire and laughs at the Bat-Man for being a fool. The Bat-Man remarks that Doctor Death is the poor fool, having gone completely mad. Doctor Death dies in the fire, or so it seems.

Appearing in Larry Steele: "The Murder of Ace Mullins"

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  • Jake (Single appearance)
  • Unnamed crook (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Ace Mullins (Only appearance; dies)

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Synopsis for Larry Steele: "The Murder of Ace Mullins"

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Appearing in Bart Regan, Spy: "Colonel Walsh and the Coastal Defense Plans"

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  • Jack Steels

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  • Chief (Only appearance; dies)
  • Rita Mason (Single appearance)

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  • Colonel Francis Walsh (Single appearance)
  • Major General Criley (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Bart Regan, Spy: "Colonel Walsh and the Coastal Defense Plans"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in The Crimson Avenger: "The McNeal Kidnappers"

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  • Lou (Single appearance)
  • Joe (Single appearance)
  • Hymie (Only appearance; dies)
  • 2 unnamed bandits (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Jed (Single appearance)
  • Jed's wife (Single appearance)
  • McNeal (Single appearance)
  • Ed
  • Hank

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Synopsis for The Crimson Avenger: "The McNeal Kidnappers"

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Appearing in Speed Saunders: "The Perfect Crime"

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  • Oldbourne (Single appearance)

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  • John Brent (Only appearance; dies)

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Synopsis for Speed Saunders: "The Perfect Crime"

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Appearing in "Bruce Nelson"

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  • Ed Lane

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  • Anthony (Single appearance)

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  • Don Hernandez Covina (Final appearance)
  • Maria Tonelli (Final appearance)
  • Lili Gravet (Mentioned only)

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Appearing in Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "The Avenger"

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  • Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise

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  • Professor Salvini aka The Avenger (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Dean Hollyday (Single appearance)
  • Inspector Grey

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Synopsis for Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "The Avenger"

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Appearing in Slam Bradley versus "Chang and Hiaroto"

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  • Chang (Single appearance)
  • Hiaroto (Single appearance)

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  • Betty Clark (Single appearance)
  • Charles Clark (Single appearance)
  • Hawaiian chief

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Synopsis for Slam Bradley versus "Chang and Hiaroto"

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