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"Challenge of the Cat-Man!": Tom Blake, a playboy and big-game hunter, is inspired by the memory of the Catwoman and his pet black panther to become the Cat-Man, a costumed thief, using cat-gimmicks and cat-motifs in his robberies. Batman
- Imagine what I with my knowledge of cat lore can do! Yes-- cats will be my category of crime! I shall become-- The Can-Man!
- -- Thomas Blake
Appearing in "Challenge of the Cat-Man!"
- Cat-Man (First appearance)
- "Legs" Danton (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Challenge of the Cat-Man!"
Tom Blake, a playboy and big-game hunter, is inspired by the memory of the Catwoman and his pet black panther to become the Cat-Man, a costumed thief, using cat-gimmicks and cat-motifs in his robberies. Batman, Robin, and Batwoman stand against Cat-Man and they confront the criminal on a couple of occasions until Batman is able to deduce Cat-Man's secret identity. When the Dynamic Duo find Cat-Man's lair, they fall into a trap, but Batman finds a way out after which Cat-Man tries to escape, but falls to a nearby river and is dragged away by the current.
Appearing in "The Invaders from the Space Warp"
- Unnamed Alien Criminals (Single appearance)
- Martin (store clerk) (Single appearance)
- R'ell(alien bounty hunter) (Single appearance)
- unnamed alien scientist (Single appearance)
- Jade Island Resort
Synopsis for "The Invaders from the Space Warp"
Two red-skinned aliens pull a robbery in a general store on Jade Island, drawing the attention of vacationing Diane Meade, who calls Captain Harding. Harding assigns John Jones to the case. Jones becomes the Martian Manhunter, but, by the time he reaches Jade Island, finds another type of alien...a short, orange-hued, antennaed creature called a Zook, who can emit heat or cold waves at will. J’onzz rescues the Zook from pursuing townspeople, and later encounters and captures the two alien thieves. R’ell, another alien of their race, appears and tells the Manhunter that the thieves are his enemies and have fled from their world, in a parallel dimension, to Earth thru a scientist’s experimental space-warp. He adds that the crooks have stolen plans for a weapon that could enable them to conquer Earth, and tells J’onzz that the Zook is “a mischievous little animal” from their world that must have sneaked through the warp. The alien thieves break loose, capture Diane, and hold her hostage, but the Zook helps J’onzz and R’ell free her and nab the two. J’onzz tosses the thieves and R’ell through the space warp just before it closes. But the Zook remains behind, and crawls into J’onn J’onzz’s arms. Diane remarks that the Manhunter now has a pet.
- This book was first published on November 29, 1962.
- "The Invaders from the Space Warp" is reprinted in Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter Vol 2.
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