"I Died... A Thousand Deaths": Batman appears to have been killed in a watery fight with gangster Angles Moore, but Moore and his boss Scap Scarpel are plagued by ghostly reminders of Batman everywhere they go. Unable to get rid of the Bat-haunting, Scap plans to elim
Appearing in "I Died... A Thousand Deaths"
- Scap Scarpel (Single appearance)
- Angles Moore (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "I Died... A Thousand Deaths"
Batman appears to have been killed in a watery fight with gangster Angles Moore, but Moore and his boss Scap Scarpel are plagued by ghostly reminders of Batman everywhere they go. Unable to get rid of the Bat-haunting, Scap plans to eliminate Angles in order to stop the spirif of Batman from haunting them. However, Scap is unable to eliminate Angles and finds himself locked in his own safe room with Angles, who turns out to be Batman.
The Dark Knight explains that he faked his death and took Angles' place during their confrontation. In the subsequent days, Batman set a series of traps in order to make it appear like his ghost was haunting the thugs and when the time came, he nabbed the leader of the largest gang in Gotham.
Appearing in "A Clue -- Seven-Foot Tall"
- Jason Bard (First appearance)
- Topper (First appearance)
- Chips (First appearance)
- Gotham Goliaths
- Stella (a librarian) (Single appearance)
- Gotham City
- Gotham Public Library
- Gotham Square Garden
Synopsis for "A Clue -- Seven-Foot Tall"
On her way to work Barbara Gordon spots a spectator of a mugging in Gotham Park. Later when this individual shows up at the library, he introduces himself as criminologist Jason Bard. Finding his background in criminology interesting she goes with him back to the scene of the crime where he points out that the mugger must have been seven feet tall. Piecing the crime together with the available evidence, Barbara is so interested in Bard that she asks him out on a date to a basketball game. There they notice that one of the players, known as Topper, has a bandage on his forehead. When Bard asks about it, and that he spotted Topper jogging in Gotham Park that morning, Topper quickly dismisses it.
During the game, both Jason and Barbara are secretly interested in pursuing things further, when Jason excuses himself he goes to check out the locker room and finds himself attacked by thugs. He is soon rescued as Barbara who has also gone there to investigate in her Batgirl guise. She quickly fights off the crooks, and tells Bard that she is going to stake out Topper's locker to find out what may be inside and insists that Bard return to his date, allowing her time to quickly switch back to her civilian identity. Continuing to watch the game, the couple secretly try to think of a plan to ditch each other so that they can pursue their case.
- This book was first published on August 28, 1969.
- "A Clue... Seven-Foot Tall!" is reprinted in Showcase Presents: Batgirl Vol. 1.
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