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"Batman: "The King of the Jungle"": The Penguin runs towards a moving train and manages to get inside one of the wagons, where a group of men were traveling. They threaten Penguin, but after realizing that they are all wanted criminals, they decide to join Pengui


Quote1 Is no lie what you say with mouthful of words. Quote2
-- Wing



Appearing in Batman: "The King of the Jungle"

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  • Previous Penguin Next
  • Lefty Larry (Single appearance)
  • Bignose Murphy (Single appearance)
  • Mike the Tramp (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Batman: "The King of the Jungle"

The Penguin runs towards a moving train and manages to get inside one of the wagons, where a group of men were traveling. They threaten Penguin, but after realizing that they are all wanted criminals, they decide to join Penguin in his master plan. Penguin comes up with the idea of delivering each one of the criminals to the police department they are wanted from, in order to claim the bounty and later he would release them from prison to split the money.

After the first succesful scheme, Penguin gathers his henchmen to plan the next score. It is then that Penguin is spotted by Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, who are travelling by train on vacation. The duo change into their crime fighting suits and they try to stop Penguin and his gang. The criminals start running towards the moving train and the dymaic duo catch up with them. However, when they enter the train, they are both attacked by the thugs and tied upside down. In one of the train stations, Penguin and his thugs get out, leaving Batman and Robin trapped. Batman manages to free himself and helps Robin, but without a clue of Penguin's next target, the duo retreat to Wayne Manor to analyze the evidence.

In the meantime, Penguin keeps going from city to city, delivering criminals to their respective states and claiming the reward, just to turn them free afterwards. When Batman and Robin analyze Penguin's henchmen backgrounds, they deduce that Penguin is going to Arkansas to deliver the next criminal. Riding the Batplane, Batman and Robin arrive at the Police Station, just in time to prevent Penguin and his thugs from tricking the police.

Penguin and his henchmen stall the duo for a while and then, they reach the nearby river on their car before leaping to a river boat that was crossing. Batman and Robin catch up with them fast enough using the Batplane and after a long struggle, Penguin decides to leave his gang and escape from a certain defeat. Batman and Robin capture the wanted criminals, but Penguin has yet again avoided capture.

Appearing in Bart Regan, Spy: "Next Stop - Panama!"

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Synopsis for Bart Regan, Spy: "Next Stop - Panama!"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Larry Steele: "The Case of the Gangster Gauchos"

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Synopsis for Larry Steele: "The Case of the Gangster Gauchos"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Cliff Crosby: "The Carlin Emeralds"

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  • Kay Nevers (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Cliff Crosby: "The Carlin Emeralds"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Crimson Avenger: "The Career of the Spurious Scribe"

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  • Gregory Van Ashley
    • Slugger (Dies)
    • Smitty
    • Butch Morgan
    • at least three more thugs

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  • bank president

Locations:

  • "Ye Old Windmill" restaurant

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Synopsis for Crimson Avenger: "The Career of the Spurious Scribe"

Gregory Van Ashley, portly, middle-aged restaurateur and crime boss, dupes a bank president by posing as a mystery writer and interviewing him, at length and in detail, about bank security. While the president is conducting a tour of the bank, Van Ashley cuts the alarm system’s wires. Soon, at his hideout, Van Ashley, in a tuxedo, reviews the robbery plan with this gang. One hood, Slugger, complains that the gangsters should get bigger shares of the loot, so Van Ashley puts on a pair of white gloves then pulls out a revolver and shoots him.

The next morning Van Ashley and his gang arrive to rob the bank, and start by locking all the real bank employees in the vault. Then they have to do some stalling before the time locks will open, so they pose as tellers and try to conduct normal bank business. (Which, wait, the vault door was open until they locked the staff inside it ... this might not be the world's cleverest bank robbery plan after all.) Young publisher Lee Travis shows up to make a withdrawal, notices a few things wrong, goes back to his car, and alerts Wing How. Travis and How change into their fighting togs and go into action; some chandelier-swinging and fisticuffs ensue. Crimson and Wing disrupt the bank robbery badly enough, and the police arrive loudly and quickly enough, that the remaining crooks flee. One of them goes upside the Avenger’s head with a tommy-gun barrel, but this fails to knock him unconscious. Shortly afterward, between panels, this thug is knocked out, probably by Wing. They drag him outside and prop him up behind the wheel of Travis’s car.

The Crimson Avenger has brought along his make-up kit, and quickly disguises himself as the portly middle-aged gang boss (dressing in a fatman-fitting suit from one knocked-out gangster), then waits for the driver to wake up, and orders him to drive them to the hideout, which is Van Ashley’s restaurant, “Ye Old Windmill,” out in the country, built in the shape of an old-fashioned windmill, with a large, motorized set of blades. Ashley and a large number of thugs are here. Badly outnumbered, and absolutely outgunned, the Crimson Avenger and Wing lose their second fistfight of the story, and are left trussed up in a back room of the restaurant, in an overly complicated deathtrap involving a bag of gunpowder, a trail of gunpowder, and a candle. Van Ashley puts on his white gloves before leaving the unguarded pair behind.

But in the same room is a fan, which the Avenger manages to turn on, dispersing the powder trail, and buying them time to work loose from their ropes. Crimson & Wing then race to the hospital, where they interrupt Van Ashley’s attempted theft of some radium, by winning a third fists-versus-guns melee.

Appearing in Steve Malone: "Murder of the Judge"

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Synopsis for Steve Malone: "Murder of the Judge"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Slam Bradley: "The Case of the Talking Dummy"

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Synopsis for Slam Bradley: "The Case of the Talking Dummy"

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