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"Batman: "The Case of the Mystery Carnival"": Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson are going on a car ride, when they pull up to a Carnival and they decide to go inside. Bruce says he knows the owner, Colonel Dawes. After a fun afternoon, Bruce



Appearing in Batman: "The Case of the Mystery Carnival"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • John Dawes

Villains:

  • Mindy "Mouse" Docker
  • Mindy's gang
  • Charlie
  • Joe

Other Characters:

  • Caretaker
  • Henry

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Synopsis for Batman: "The Case of the Mystery Carnival"

Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson are going on a car ride, when they pull up to a Carnival and they decide to go inside. Bruce says he knows the owner, Colonel Dawes. After a fun afternoon, Bruce pays visit to Dawes, and realizes that he's an imposter. Bruce is even more surprised when he sees little kids being conned out of their money by slot machines in the park.

The following night, Batman and Robin show up and follow the men into the House of Wax Figurines, after hearing the men's cynical plan involving the new slot machines. The men find Batman and Robin and tie them up, where they find the real Colonel Dawes drugged and near death. When the night caretaker unties Batman and Robin, (thinking they are wax figures) Batman takes Colonel Dawes to the hospital, while Robin takes care of the goons, by leading them into the Funhouse, where he beats them all silly as Batman comes back. However, one of the thugs escapes and tries to outrun Batman by jumping on the Roller Coaster. Batman swings onto the car and throws the thug off the ride. By the end of the day, Bruce and Dick leave the carnival after solving the case.

Appearing in Bart Regan, Spy: "This is Sabotage"

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Synopsis for Bart Regan, Spy: "This is Sabotage"

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Appearing in Crimson Avenger: "The Kidnapping of Wilfred Van Dorn"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Wilfred Van Dorn (Single appearance)

Villains:

  • Kidnappers (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Wilkins (Single appearance)
  • Miss Tilson (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Crimson Avenger: "The Kidnapping of Wilfred Van Dorn"

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Appearing in Larry Steele: "The Adventure of the Sweet Scent"

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Synopsis for Larry Steele: "The Adventure of the Sweet Scent"

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Appearing in Speed Saunders: "The Phelps Twins"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Coroner

Villains:

  • William Phelps (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Joe Phelps (Only appearance; dies)
  • Mac

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Synopsis for Speed Saunders: "The Phelps Twins"

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Appearing in Cliff Crosby: "Racing with Death"

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Synopsis for Cliff Crosby: "Racing with Death"

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Appearing in Steve Malone: "Opening Night at the Broadview"

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Synopsis for Steve Malone: "Opening Night at the Broadview"

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Appearing in Slam Bradley: "Broadway Opening Night"

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Villains:

  • The Great Targetto alias Roberts (Single appearance)
  • Edna (Single appearance)
  • Edna's boyfriend (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Dean Dare (Single appearance)
  • Lester Pry (Single appearance)
  • Rastus (Single appearance)
  • Marla Prescott (Appears only as a corpse)

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Synopsis for Slam Bradley: "Broadway Opening Night"

Famous private detective Slam Bradley and his aide Shorty Morgan are attending the Broadway opening of a musical comedy when the show’s producer (Roberts) comes out into the house and asks him to come backstage; his star singer Marla Prescott has just been found in her dressing room, dead. Next to the body is an unopened bottle of poison. Shorty spots a guy hiding behind a curtain, it’s Rastus, who works for Dean Dare (another star of the same show), who had sent him there to retrieve a note. Then Dare shows up in person, wanting the same note. Bradley accuses Dare of killing Prescott; Dare denies it, and leaves the room but not the theater, under orders from Slam. Shorty finds a dart, clearly the murder weapon, and the two find a few more clues, and question Miss Prescott’s maid, Edna, before Slam goes to Marla’s apartment, and is finding new clues there, when a pair of unlucky burglars break in from the terrace, looking for some jewels. They have inside info, because they already know where the wall safe is. Slam wallops both of them, and one of them turns out to be the boyfriend of Edna. He brings them both back to the theater, just in time for the show to be ending, and the producer assembles everybody backstage for Bradley’s investigation. Slam also brings in a surprise informant, Lester Pry, the famous radio gossip columnist. Suddenly the lights go out; when they come back on, Lester Pry is splapped out on the stage with a heavy sand bag on top of him, unconscious, and lucky to be alive. Shorty spots a fleeing figure in the backstage rigging; Slam and Shorty give chase; they AND their quarry all tumble off the catwalk but luckily land on some gymnast mats. The guy they caught is Dean Dare, but one conversation later the guilty guy turns out to be Roberts the producer.

Notes

  • "The Case of the Mystery Carnival" is reprinted in Batman Archives Vol 2 and Batman Chronicles Vol 4.
  • This issue also features two text stories: "Killer's Mistake" by John Woodley, and "Scene of the Crime" by Clem Gordon.

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