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"Bat-Murderer!": The Gotham City Police Department is on the lookout for Scrag Donovan, a dangerous criminal who poses a threat to society. Commissioner Gordon gives Batman the task to investigate the case and find the criminal's where


Quote1 Can what they say be true--? Am I really just an inhuman instrument of violence--? Quote2
-- Batman



Appearing in "Bat-Murderer!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Scrag Donovan (First appearance)
  • Huey (Single appearance)
  • Talia (Apparent Death)

Other Characters:

  • Specs (Single appearance)
  • Roger Barton (Single appearance)
  • Elizabeth Baylor (Single appearance)

Locations:

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Synopsis for "Bat-Murderer!"

The Gotham City Police Department is on the lookout for Scrag Donovan, a dangerous criminal who poses a threat to society. Commissioner Gordon gives Batman the task to investigate the case and find the criminal's whereabouts. Batman proceeds to interrogate members of the underworld of Gotham City and he is given a clue about Donovan's possible location. Batman goes to the place and finds that Donovan has joined a mysterious gang lead by a woman, who is planning a big crime in Gotham. Batman infiltrates the gang by posing as one of the crooks and he joins them the night of the crime.

During the gala premier of a movie, the criminals strike in order to steal valuable jewels from a famous actress. In that moment, Batman reveals himself and tries to stop the gang, only to be stopped when he learns that their leader is none other than Talia, the daughter of the criminal mastermind Ra's al Ghul. For a brief moment, both of them stare at each other, without knowing what to do and they are startled at the sound of the police sirens. Talia explains that she must escape for her father's sake and she tosses her gun to Batman, who catches the firearm in mid-air. Unfortunately, as Talia starts running away, Batman fires the gun in his hand and the bullet hits Talia, ending her life. By the time Commissioner Gordon and the GCPD arrive at the scene, they find Batman holding the dead body of his troubled love.

Back at the GCPD Headquarters, Gordon examines the evidence and comes to the conclusion that Batman killed Talia on purpose and he gives orders to arrest Batman on the charge of murder on the first degree. Batman manages to escape from the police and he leaves the building with the promise to find the culprit responsible for this unexpected framing.

Afterwards, Commissioner Gordon commands that the Bat-Signal is never to be turned on again, but right then, Batman delivers Scrag Donovan to the police, true to his last promise.

Appearing in "Dick Grayson, Detective!"

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Villains:

  • Peg-Leg Baxter (Single appearance)
  • Biff (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Mary Collins (Single appearance)
  • Roger Willet (Single appearance)
  • Miriam Colt (Single appearance)
  • Dave Wilson (Single appearance)

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  • None

Synopsis for "Dick Grayson, Detective!"

This story is reprinted from Star-Spangled Comics #111.

Appearing in "The Case of the Martian Witness!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Ilda (robot secretary) (First appearance)

Villains:

  • Qar-Mig (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Krikee (First appearance)
  • Charl Scott (Single appearance)

Locations:

  • Vesta City
  • The Red Jungle of Vesta

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • Space-Ship

Synopsis for "The Case of the Martian Witness!"

This story is reprinted from Strange Adventures #114.

Private Investigator, Star Hawkins goes on a manhunt, searching for a missing Martian in the Red Jungle of Vesta.

Appearing in "The International Sky Police!"

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Synopsis for "The International Sky Police!"

This story is reprinted from Star-Spangled Comics #109.

Appearing in "The Man Called Unknown"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Dude Rich (Only appearance; dies)
  • Stogie (Only appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

Locations:

  • Unknown

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "The Man Called Unknown"

This story is reprinted from Kid Eternity #10.

Appearing in "The Good-Luck Prophet"

Featured Characters:

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Villains:

  • Provo the Prophet (Single appearance)
  • Jonas (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Dirk (Single appearance)

Locations:

  • Unknown

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • An Experimental Aircraft

Synopsis for "The Good-Luck Prophet"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #285.


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Appearing in "The Case of the Haunted Horse!"

Featured Characters:

  • Sierra Smith

Supporting Characters:

  • Nan

Villains:

  • Sam Brack (Single appearance)
  • Morg (Single appearance)
  • Eddie (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Scotty McLeod (Single appearance)
  • Sandra McLeod (Single appearance)

Locations:

  • Midland City

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "The Case of the Haunted Horse!"

This story is reprinted from Dale Evans Comics #9.

Appearing in "Circus Beat"

Featured Characters:

  • Walter Parker

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain John Mills (Single appearance)

Villains:

  • Hercules the Strongman (Single appearance)
  • Bobo the Clown (Single appearance)
  • Joey (Flashback only)

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Barton (Single appearance)

Locations:

  • Unnamed City

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "Circus Beat"

This story is reprinted from Gang Busters #48.

Appearing in "The Magical Mystery Mirror"

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Villains:

  • Dennis Fell (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Janice Fell (Single appearance)
  • Amos Fell (Single appearance)
  • Lt. Jacobs (Single appearance)
  • Ron (Single appearance)

Locations:

Items:

  • A Gimmicked Mirror

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "The Magical Mystery Mirror"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



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