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"Death Flies the Haunted Sky!": Batman becomes aware of a man's revenge desire against three pilots and he starts investigating the case after one of them is attacked by a mysterious white plane. Batman is assisted by Eve, the suspect's sister and they work together t


Quote1 My God! Daddy, you're... shoot? Your own daughter? If that's what it takes to be a force in the Council... better do it. Because I'm jumping off this train now. Quote2
-- Christine St. Clair



Appearing in "Death Flies the Haunted Sky!"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Eve Dancer (Single appearance)

Villains:

  • Doug Garth (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Ben Dancer (Single appearance) (Dies in flashback)
  • Benjy Dancer (Single appearance)
  • Mason Terrell (Only appearance; dies)
  • Rick Halstrom (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "Death Flies the Haunted Sky!"

Batman becomes aware of a man's revenge desire against three pilots and he starts investigating the case after one of them is attacked by a mysterious white plane. Batman is assisted by Eve, the suspect's sister and they work together to save the two remaining pilots from the vengeance-seeking killer in a biplane. Batman and Eve manage to bring down the pilot of the mysterious plane and discover that it was in fact one of the pilots, who wanted to frame Eve's brother but his plan was thwarted by Batman.

Appearing in "The House Where Time Stood Still"

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  • Hector Presby
  • Julius Presby

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Synopsis for "The House Where Time Stood Still"

This story is reprinted from Star-Spangled Comics #21.

Citizens are very concerned that the Presby brothers haven't been seen in over 25 years, so the boys and the Guardian investigate, only to learn that they locked themselves in their home to avoid contact with World War 1 and now World War 2. Which plays right into the hands of a couple of Nazi spies who intend to use their home as a secret Nazi radio station to contact submarines.

Appearing in "The Magic Mirror Mystery!"

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Villains:

  • Robert Sorel (Single appearance)
  • Pete (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • "Scoops" Handley (Single appearance)
  • Harry Winsor (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Magic Mirror Mystery!"

This story is reprinted from Hawkman #10.

After 10 long years, Robert Sorel stands to inherit the priceless jewels that his late father left for him after his death. Having been sealed in an room for the past ten years, the commissioner and Hawkman are on site to insure that none of the jewels were taken. Although the room has been untouched for 10 years, some how the diamonds are missing. Prompting Hawkman to try and figure out how the diamonds could have been stolen. He tells all gathered that the mirror in the room was once owned (apparently) by Cogliostro, and that anything that was reflected on it's surface can be seen again if the conditions are right.

This proves to be a trick on Hawkman's part to try and lure the real thief who would try and destroy the mirror before the truth got out. Hawkman catches the real thief: Robert Sorel himself. Taking him into a court of law, it's revealed that he stole the gems before they were to be locked into the room (and therefor not legally his at that time) and replaced them with mock up gems that would dissolve in the case.

Sorel tries to get out of it, by citing that the statute of limitations is long over, however the judge and Hawkman correct him that statute of limitation only starts AFTER a crime is discovered, not from the point it was actually committed. Sorel is then found guilty for his crimes and taken into custody.

Appearing in "The Huntress of the Highway!"

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  • Unnamed Female Hijacker (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Huntress of the Highway!"

This story is reprinted from Flash Comics #92.

Appearing in "The Robbery That Never Happened!"

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Villains:

  • A Jewel Thief (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Richard Bell (Single appearance)

Locations:

  • Unnamed City
    • Bentley Hotel
    • Richard Bell's Watch Repair Shop

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Synopsis for "The Robbery That Never Happened!"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #333.

Appearing in "Vanishing Village!"

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  • Knuckles Donegan (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Slick (Single appearance)
  • Weasel (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "Vanishing Village!"

This story is reprinted from Batman #31.

Batman and Robin learn of a village in Florida that has simply vanished. Following the trail of a well known criminal of Gotham City, Batman arrives at Florida and poses as Knuckles Donegan to be allowed to enter the vanished village, which is run by several criminals and has been hidden on purpose by them, to operate undetected. Once inside, Batman contacts Robin, who in turns notifies to the local authorities about the trick and a short time later, the police arrives and arrests the entire gang. Batman and Robin are almost victims of a deadly trap involving carnibore plants, but they managed to escape and on their way back to Gotham, they capture the real Knuckles Donegan.

Appearing in "Murders in Baranga Marsh"

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  • unnamed evil scientist (Dies)
  • Nasha, a servant

Other Characters:

  • Serge Roltavich
    • his butler
  • policeman (Dies)

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Synopsis for "Murders in Baranga Marsh"

This story is reprinted from More Fun Comics #68.

Appearing in "To Duel the Master"

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Synopsis for "To Duel the Master"

Asano Nitobe, the martial artist who trained Manhunter, now goes against his pupil in a fight to the death.

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