A villain named Dr. Death has created a deadly toxin that he intends on releasing upon the city's wealthy elite. But he is concerned that the Batman may cause him some trouble. He writes a classified ad in the Daily Globe beckoning Batman to meet him at an arranged location. Batman, recognizing that it is a trap meets him anyway. Dr. Death's goons try to kill Batman, but he manages to beat them down and escape.
Sometime later, Dr. Death sends his bodyguard Jabah out to poison one of Dr. Death’s entrepreneurial enemies. Batman saves the man’s life and trails Jabah back to Dr. Death's hideout. The two get into a fight and during the scuffle, Dr. Death’s laboratory catches fire. The flammable chemicals explode and Batman presumed that Dr. Death died in the blaze.
Less than a week later Bruce Wayne read an article in a newspaper about the strange death of a man, and he deduced that only Dr. Death could be behind that crime, when he interviewed the widow of the dead man he confirmed his suspicions, he had managed to escape the fire trough a secret door, but his face had been horribly destroyed, he had also lost all his fortune and was blackmailing millionaires trying to reestablish his funds. His plans were once again foiled by Batman, who discovered that Dr. Death was hiding behind the identity of Ivan Herd, a diamond seller, Batman trapped Dr. Death and left him to be arrested by the police.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Doctor Death does not possess any known superhuman powers or capacities.
- This version of Karl Hellfern (Earth-Two), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the Multiverse in the 1985-86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series and is now considered apocryphal.
He is considered to be the first Batman supervillain.
- 2 Appearances of Karl Hellfern (Earth-Two)
- 1 Images featuring Karl Hellfern (Earth-Two)
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