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"The Bizarre Polka-Dot Man": Batman and Robin confront a new costumed criminal in Gotham under the alias of Mr. Polka Dot who has started a crime wave based on spots and dots. To conceal his identity, Polka D
Appearing in "The Bizarre Polka-Dot Man"
- Mister Polka-Dot (First appearance)
- Dagar (a spotted leopard) (Single appearance)
- Ran Jafir (a foreign dignatary) (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Bizarre Polka-Dot Man"
Batman and Robin confront a new costumed criminal in Gotham under the alias of Mr. Polka Dot who has started a crime wave based on spots and dots. To conceal his identity, Polka Dot wore a bizarre costume covered in spots, the point of which soon became apparent - once removed from the costume, the spots could be used for a variety of purposes, creating deadly weapons and a bizarre escape vehicles. Perhaps surprisingly, he succeeded in capturing Robin, but Batman was nonetheless able to save his crime fighting partner and bring Krill's crime spree to an end.
Appearing in "The J'onn J'onzz Museum"
- Unnamed Criminals (Single appearance)
- Aloysius Bean (Single appearance)
- Martian Manhunter Dummy
Synopsis for "The J'onn J'onzz Museum"
Aloysius Bean opens a J’onn J’onzz museum, complete with a life-size plastic dummy of the Martian Manhunter and newsreel footage of some of his cases. But crooks who watch the films notice J’onzz avoiding fire, and conclude that fire is his secret weakness. The gang equip themselves with fire-throwing helmets and bulletproof clothing in their next robbery. However, when they face what appears to be J’onn J’onzz, their flames seem to have no effect on him. The crooks are swiftly caught and turned over to the police. Later, J’onzz takes back the fireproof plastic statue of himself, which he had hidden behind to avoid the flames, back to the museum.
Appearing in "The Mystery of the Undersea Safari"
- Jeffers (Single appearance)
- Professor Peters (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Mystery of the Undersea Safari"
While coming to shore, Aquaman and Aqualad are greeted by a number of men, these men explain that they are colleagues of Professor Peters, who may well be doomed. They explain that the Professor was locating the sacred Idols of Idora that were stolen by pirates but were hidden at sea by a powerful wizard that set up traps to protect them so that no man may own them. Going with the men, they follow the map to the location of the idols, getting past each trap with Aquaman's help. Arriving in the secret cave of the idols, they find Professor Peters. Suddenly, the men who accompanied Aquaman reveal that they are crooks seeking to steal the idols. They tie up Aquaman, Aqualad and Peters at gun point, and as they are stealing the idols the entrance to the cave is sealed shut.
Agreeing to help the crooks get out of the cave only if they are untied, they are quickly defeated by Aquaman and Aqualad, who reveal that it was all a trick done with an abandoned raft and the help of their undersea friends. With the crooks defeated, they leave to turn them into the police and so Peters can bring the Idols to his museum.
- This is the last Aquaman story to appear in Detective Comics, other than appearing in his own monthly comic, Aquaman also has regular features in World's Finest Comics starting with issue #125
- "The J'onn J'onzz Museum" is reprinted in Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter Vol 1.
- "The Mystery of the Undersea Safari" is reprinted in Showcase Presents: Aquaman Vol. 1.
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