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"The Combo Caper!": Batman and Robin investigate the mystery of a neighbor’s cracked safe and the combination for it which was found on a soda pull-tab. Unfortunately, Robin only manages to punch the thief once before he could escape, l
Appearing in "The Combo Caper!"
- Aristide Naxos (Single appearance)
- Deena Winslow (Single appearance)
- Skeet Callum (Single appearance)
- Mr. Winslow (Deena's father) (Single appearance)
- Mrs. Winslow (Deena's mother) (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Combo Caper!"
Batman and Robin investigate the mystery of a neighbor’s cracked safe and the combination for it which was found on a soda pull-tab. Unfortunately, Robin only manages to punch the thief once before he could escape, leaving the Duo without much information to continue the investigation.
The next day, Bruce, Dick and Alfred get going to Bruce's house on the beach as part of their yearly vacation, knowing that it would be the last time they all go together. On their way to the beach, they pick up a young boy, who Bruce decided to help reform as part of a special rehabilitation program.
Upon arriving to the beach, Dick and the young boy meet their neighbors' daughter, Deena, who has a black eye. She invites them to the party at her parents' house. That night, Bruce, Dick and the boy attend the party and they become aware of another crime similar to the previous one in their neighbor's home. Following the clues, the first suspect is the young boy, but Bruce and Dick believe in his innocence and find a trace to the real thief by investigating further.
Using the clues they find, Batman and Dick deduce that the thief is Deena, who has access to the house at all times. Batman rounds up the thugs that used Deena in their crimes and captures them with Dick's help. Once the crime is cleared and the young boy is exonerated, everything returns to normal, except for the fact that the team of Batman and Robin is bound to separate.
Appearing in "Downfall of a Goliath!"
- Chips (Final appearance)
- Topper (Final appearance)
- Gotham City
- Gotham Square Garden
- Gotham Square Garden
Synopsis for "Downfall of a Goliath!"
Continuing from last issue... Barbara Gordon and Jason Bard stumble upon a the suspect of a mugging/murder involving a basketball player named Topper while on a date as Topper. As Batgirl, she and Bard find that the evidence proving Topper is guilty is possibly in his locker, the two are determined to find a way to break their date in order to investigate further. Bard breaks off the date feigning a headache and pretends to leave in a cab, while Barbara switches back to Batgirl and hides in a locker, Bard soon returns to the locker room and hides in one of the shower stalls.
After the game, Topper is informed by his goons about their previous confrontation with Bard and Batgirl. Topper then returns to his locker room where he is attacked by Batgirl, who he easily defeats. Bard is unable to stop him because his lame knee ends up giving out. Topper reveals that what he stole from the person he murdered was a book of information on the cities numbers rackets.
When debating what to do with Batgirl, Bard arrives to save the day, but slips and topples on the crooks, giving Batgirl the distraction she needs to get free and defeat them herself. The two commend each other for their teamwork after the crooks are turned over to police.
- "Downfall of a Goliath!" is reprinted in Showcase Presents: Batgirl Vol. 1.
- The storyline featuring Batman and Robin continues in Batman #217.
- A Casey the Cop humor strip is found in this issue.
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