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"Highway to Nowhere!": Batman investigates the mystery of truckers who lose their rigs after seeing the highway before them burst into flames. Batman decides to go undercover as a truck driver and while on the road, he is unable to stop the truck to burst into flames.


Quote1 No use... in masquedaring any longer, dad! Because I want to run for Congress in your place! Quote2
-- Barbara Gordon



Appearing in "Highway to Nowhere!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Unnamed Big-Rig Manufacturer (Only appearance; dies)
  • Lori (Single appearance) (Cafe Owner)
  • Chuck (Single appearance) (Truck Hijacker)

Other Characters:

  • Buzz Riley (Single appearance)
  • Harman (Single appearance)

Locations:

Items:

Vehicles:

  • A Big-Rig Truck
  • Helicopter

Synopsis for "Highway to Nowhere!"

Batman investigates the mystery of truckers who lose their rigs after seeing the highway before them burst into flames. Batman decides to go undercover as a truck driver and while on the road, he is unable to stop the truck to burst into flames. However, Batman makes a mental effort and realizes that the whole fire is just an illusion and he then follows the trail of the crooks who created the fake imagery. During the final confrontation with the leader of the cirminal ring, Batman can't stop the man from killing himself as he drives his truck to a chasm on his escape attempt.

Appearing in "The Unmasking of Batgirl!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Gregg Wilson

Locations:

Synopsis for "The Unmasking of Batgirl!"

One day while working at the Gotham Library, Barbara is visited by Gregg Wilson, a former con-man who she turned in as Batgirl, but sponsored in prison in her civilian guise (not to mention a past relationship in high school). Telling her that he's gone straight he gives her a ring that he made in prison as thanks. He asks her to help him get a straight job, and she offers to take him him for dinner to try and get work with her father. Noticing that he has an appreciation for Edgar Allan Poe, Barbara then takes Gregg downstairs to see a rare and original manuscript of Poe's work that is locked away in a protected vault with a special key card. After leaving Barbara, we find that Gregg hasn't really gone straight and with a secret camera had taken pictures of the key card.

That night having supper at the Gordons', Gregg is offered a job as a helper for Commissioner Gordon's campaign to get into Congress, a position that Gordon is reluctant to accept.

Later working at the campaign office, Gregg rushes out to get everyone coffee, and Barbara soon finds a fake key card in his belongings. Realizing that she has been conned once again by Gregg, she chases after him as Batgirl and quickly stops him and some other thugs from stealing the original Poe manuscript.

Upset that the system didn't help rehabilitate Gregg, Batgirl returns home still in costume and reveals her true identity to her father, asking him to let her run for the position in Congress.

Appearing in "The Bush Trackers"

Featured Characters:

  • Inspector Jack (Single appearance)

Supporting Characters:


Villains:

  • "Slip" Halloway (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Mark Sawyer (Single appearance) (Chief Constable)
  • Officer Johnson (Single appearance) (Commonwealth Police Officer)
  • Officer Hamil (Single appearance) (South Wales Police Force)
  • Sgt. Major Nicky (Single appearance) (Australian Bush-Tracker)

Locations:

Items:

  • Counterfeit Currency Plates

Vehicles:

  • Camels
  • Helicopter

Synopsis for "The Bush Trackers"

This story is reprinted from World's Finest #59.

Appearing in "The Unseen Clue"

Featured Characters:

  • Sergeant Sam "Pop" Hook (Single appearance) (Police Detective)

Supporting Characters:

  • John Steiner (Single appearance) (Hook's Rookie Partner)

Villains:

  • Henry Craven (Single appearance)

Other Characters:


Locations:

  • Unknown

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • Craven's Car

Synopsis for "The Unseen Clue"

This story is reprinted from Gang Busters #54.

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