"The Signalman of Crime": This story is reprinted from Batman #112.
Appearing in "The Signalman of Crime"
- Signalman (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Signalman of Crime"
This story is reprinted from Batman #112.
Phillip Cobb is a low-profile crook who dresses up as Signalman in order to gain a reputation and starts committing clue-related crimes in Gotham City. Signalman delivers intricate clues to the Police and Batman, as a way to taunt the authorities. However, Batman is able to solve most of the clues and he confronts Signalman, stopping his crimes and ultimately capturing him.
Appearing in "The Crimes of the Clock King"
- Clock King (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Crimes of the Clock King"
This story is reprinted from World's Finest #111.
A new costumed criminal known as the Clock King is terrorizing Star City, successfully committing crimes with clock like efficiency. Always a step ahead of Green Arrow and Speedy, the Clock King remains uncaptured. Later after a few successful heists, the Clock King tricks Green Arrow and Speedy into following him back to his base, where he traps them in a giant hour glass. However, the two ace archers manage to break free and capture the Clock King.
Appearing in "Menace of the Giant Puppet!"
- Puppet Master (First appearance)
- Biffy (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Menace of the Giant Puppet!"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #1.
As Carol laments over yet another date with the Green Lantern ending with the Lantern saving a man who is drowning, the Lantern is presently participating in the annual Coast City parade. His mind is also elsewhere, but instead of romance like Carol, he's thinking about a series of bizarre crimes that have been plaguing the city. In each case, a law-abiding citizen tries to rob a place and is captured by the Green Lantern. In each situation the person caught claims to have been controlled as if like a puppet. After a series of "puppet master" crimes, Green Lantern is convinced that there is somebody controlling other people. Hal is suddenly snapped out of his thoughts when one of the balloons in the parade -- made to look like a puppet -- suddenly comes to life and starts shooting at him with a giant gun. Hal however, easily defeats the puppet with his power ring.
Later while taking Carol to a dance, the Puppet Master uses his hypno-ray to bring Green Lantern to his secret hideout. The Emerald Crusader manages to free himself and the Puppet Master is no match in battle against him and he easily captures him and turns him over to the police.
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