Fandom

DC Database

Detective Comics Vol 1 437

97,088pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.


"Deathmask!": An ancient mask of a South American god of death is being held in exhibition at the Gotham Museum. The legend behind the mask leads a series of men to wear the mask and they are all driven by it to kill, leaving Batman to learn the secret behind the myst



Appearing in "Deathmask!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Unnamed Art Thief (Only appearance; dies)
  • Judd Thaxton (Only appearance; dies)
  • Austin Spires (Only appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Marcus Wingate (Only appearance; dies)

Locations:

Items:

Synopsis for "Deathmask!"

An ancient mask of a South American god of death is being held in exhibition at the Gotham Museum. The legend behind the mask leads a series of men to wear the mask and they are all driven by it to kill, leaving Batman to learn the secret behind the mysterious mask. After investigating the background of some of the Museum's employees, Batman finally deduces the identity of the killer, who has used the mask as a mean to frame his colleagues and seize control of both the mask and and the museum, all for himself. In the final confrontation with Batman, the criminal tries to escape, but is crushed by a giant replica of the mask and the murder mystery ends as his life is claimed by the curse of the mask.

Appearing in "The Himalayan Incident"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Cult of Thieves (Single appearance)
    • Master of Thieves (Only appearance; dies)
    • Master's Bodyguards (Only appearance; dies)
  • Group of Sherpas (Single appearance)
  • Dharmata (Single appearance)

Other Characters:


Locations:

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "The Himalayan Incident"

Christine St. Clair, an Interpol agent, seeks a mysterious vigilante called Manhunter, aka Paul Kirk, a former big-game hunter. She learns from a man in Nepal of how Manhunter protected an idealistic anti-tyrant from assassination by a group of clones of Manhunter's, and then leaves, not knowing that the man she spoke to was Manhunter himself in disguise.

Notes

  • This is the first issue of Detective Comics under the editorial command of Archie Goodwin, who also started writing the stories in the book. In the letter page "Batman's Hot Line", Archie introduces himself and explains that Detective has been "off on sales"; which was the reason why its publication was changed from monthly to a bi-monthly schedule.
  • This issue also marks the return of the original logo for the book, which was designed by Ira Schnapp and was first featured in Detective Comics #2. The logo was removed at the start of Julius Schwartz's run in the title, in favor of a modern logo designed by Gaspar Saladino in Detective Comics #327.
  • The Batman stamp was also featured in the early days of the book until the introduction of Robin in Detective Comics #38. It was reintroduced with a new design for this issue, featuring a modern version of Batman's face.

Trivia

  • No trivia.



See Also


Recommended Reading


Links and References

  • No external links.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki