"Batman -- Hunted or Haunted?": Records from the 20th century have been destroyed in the null-nuclear war of the 22th century. People from the future do not know if Batman was a myth or a real person. A group calling themselves the Batmaniacs aim to prove that Batman
Appearing in "Batman -- Hunted or Haunted?"
- Yo-Yo Yates (Single appearance)
- Harve Pelley (Single appearance)
- The Batmaniacs (Batman enthusiasts from the future) (Single appearance)
- Tomas Wayne (Bruce's descendant) (Single appearance)
- Chronoplast (a time traveling power substance)
Synopsis for "Batman -- Hunted or Haunted?"
Records from the 20th century have been destroyed in the null-nuclear war of the 22th century. People from the future do not know if Batman was a myth or a real person. A group calling themselves the Batmaniacs aim to prove that Batman is real, so they send one member, Tomas back in time.
Tomas arrives in the 20th century where he exists only as a ghost. He then watches as Batman and Robin help Commissioner Gordon solve a case. Gordon had some important evidence stolen from his car. Batman identifies the thief and tracks him down. He then recovers the evidence. During the entire adventure, Batman believes he is being watched by a ghost.
Tomas returns to his own time period with evidence that Batman was real. However, he doesn't learn that the Caped Crusader is really his ancestor.
Appearing in "The Demon-Doll Doom!"
- Harry Hanson (Single appearance)
- Marty Dillingham (Single appearance)
- an Obeah doll (type of voodoo doll)
Synopsis for "The Demon-Doll Doom!"
Art collector Marty Dillingham is convinced that a voodoo doll that was left at his house is linked to his health. If harm befalls the doll, he believes that the same thing will happen to him. When the Elongated Man comes to town, Marty enlists his aid to break the curse. Ralph convinces Marty that his superstition is a fantasy, but before he can prove it, the doll is stolen. The Elongated Man traces the doll to Dillingham's rival Harry Hanson. Hanson had actually planted the doll and placed a bug on it. The doll then led him to Marty's secret collection. While the Elongated Man apprehends Hanson the doll is destroyed. Since nothing happened to Marty, the collector is finally convinced that the voodoo doll was a fake.
- This book was first published on April 30, 1968.
- "Hunted or --Haunted?" is reprinted in Showcase Presents: Batman Vol 4.
- On the "Batman's Hot-Line" letter column, a letter by future comic book writer Mark Evanier is printed, in which he explains how he believes that Gardner Fox and John Broome are the same person using different pseudonyms. To this letter, editor Julius Schwartz replies that Evanier is wrong and that believing such thing would be like believing that Schwartz is the same person as Stan Lee.
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