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"Batman Versus the Vampire, Part 1": The Batman patrols New York City at night. He spots a beautiful woman about to kill a man, and saves the man's life. Batman realizes that this woman is Julie Madison, Bruce Wayne's fiancee. Batman


Quote1 I have been sent to you by the Master Monk! Quote2
-- Julie Madison



Appearing in "Batman Versus the Vampire, Part 1"

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  • Doctor Trent (Single appearance)

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  • Batgyro (First appearance)
  • The Lunar Lady (cruise ship)

Synopsis for "Batman Versus the Vampire, Part 1"

The Batman patrols New York City at night. He spots a beautiful woman about to kill a man, and saves the man's life. Batman realizes that this woman is Julie Madison, Bruce Wayne's fiancee. Batman takes Julie home, and tells her to explain everything to Bruce Wayne in the morning. Bruce takes her to a doctor, who explains that she was a victim of hypnosis. The doctor suggests an ocean voyage to somewhere like Paris and then later Hungary. Bruce worries that the doctor seemed like he was under hypnosis also. Despite this, he decides to let Julie go. Bruce plans to follow her as Batman in his flying Batgyro. He also takes his newest weapon, the batarang.

Batman drops out of his plane to visit Julie on the boat. They are interrupted by a hooded villain known as the Monk. The Monk tries to hypnotize Batman, and Batman throws a batarang at him. The batarang misses, but Batman jumps onto his rope ladder and escapes into the plane.

They land in Paris, and Batman scours the city for Julie. When he finds her lodgings, he is attacked by a giant gorilla. The gorilla chases him into a room with no floor where he falls into a giant net. The net pulls him up to a room where the Monk is sitting on a throne. The Monk pulls a lever, and Batman is lowered into a pit with snakes. He manages to throw his batarang at a lever and shatter some glass. This allows him to break out of the net and pursue the Monk. The Monk runs through a doorway, and drops another cage on Batman when he follows. Then the gorilla is dropped into the cage. Batman dashes up the rope that lowered the gorilla, and takes down the guard who lowered him. Then he escapes through a door which leads him to the outside. Batman climbs back into the hovering Batgyro. He spots a car speeding away, and leaps down on top of it. The car crashes into a tree, and Batman drags Julie from the wreckage. Julie is safe, but the Batman wants revenge. He travels to Hungary to pursue the Monk.

Appearing in Buck Marshall: "Killer's Bait"

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  • Pepper
  • Sheriff

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  • Joe Turner (Single appearance)
  • Barbage (Single appearance)
  • Jeff Turner (Single appearance)
  • Bart Rice (Single appearance)

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  • Jim Murray (Single appearance)

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  • Sage City

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Synopsis for Buck Marshall: "Killer's Bait"

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Appearing in Bart Regan, Spy: "The Mystery Plane"

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  • "Mechanic" (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Bart Regan, Spy: "The Mystery Plane"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Larry Steele: "Mrs. Velvet"

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  • Williams (Single appearance)

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  • Mr.Velvet (Single appearance)

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  • Doctor Taylor (Single appearance)
  • Sergent Britt (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Larry Steele: "Mrs. Velvet"

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Appearing in Speed Saunders: "The Mammoth Mystery"

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  • Elkins (Single appearance)

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  • Rosita (Single appearance)
  • Joe (Single appearance)
  • Samson (Single appearance)
  • Bushland Bill Mercer (Appears only as a corpse)

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Synopsis for Speed Saunders: "The Mammoth Mystery"

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Appearing in Bruce Nelson: "Friday the Thirteenth"

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  • Frederic Pearce (Single appearance)

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  • Colonel Lonsdale (Single appearance)
  • Carol

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Synopsis for Bruce Nelson: "Friday the Thirteenth"

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Appearing in Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "Dr. Dupre"

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  • Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise

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  • Doctor Dupre (First appearance)

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  • Doctor Crane (Single appearance)
  • Jose Sierra (Single appearance)
  • John Vanderman (Single appearance)
  • Miss Page (Single appearance)
  • J. Brigg (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "Dr. Dupre"

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Appearing in Slam Bradley: "The Zoo Murder"

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  • Dugan (Only appearance; dies)

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Synopsis for Slam Bradley: "The Zoo Murder"

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Notes

Trivia

  • "Batman Versus the Vampire" was re-imagined by writer/artist Matt Wagner for the 2006-07 limited series Batman and the Mad Monk.
  • This issue introduces the character of Julie Madison. Madison makes infrequent appearances throughout the Golden Age era as Bruce Wayne's fiancée. The character was later re-imagined for the modern Post-Crisis continuity, and is largely seen in flashback stories.
  • The Mad Monk (referred to here as the Master Monk) is Batman's first masked, super-powered adversary.



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