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"The Bat Witch! - That Old Bat Magic - Trial and Treachery!": An anonymously-donated bust of Mad Anthony Wayne, the famed Revolutionary War general, resembles Bruce Wayne to an astonishing degree. When the bust is smashed into pieces, Bat
Appearing in "The Bat Witch! - That Old Bat Magic - Trial and Treachery!"
- Black Cat
- British Major Nichols
- Tad's Tavern
Synopsis for "The Bat Witch! - That Old Bat Magic - Trial and Treachery!"
An anonymously-donated bust of Mad Anthony Wayne, the famed Revolutionary War general, resembles Bruce Wayne to an astonishing degree. When the bust is smashed into pieces, Batman calls Superman to reconstruct the bust and they are both shocked to see that when all the pieces are placed back together, the bust resembles Batman.
Superman and Batman decide to solve the mystery by traveling back in time to the American Revolutionary War. Upon arriving, the heroes confront Anthony Wayne, who believes them to be enemies. When the fight is over, Anthony leaves the place defeated and the heroes switch back to their outfits. They start going towards the nearest town and they save a woman accused of witchcraft from being drowned on a ducking stool. Superman is responsible for keeping her afloat, but Batman swims to her and takes her to shore. The woman introduces herself as Sylvia Ward and she gives Batman a kiss as a reward for saving her. When Superman comes out of the water, he tries to introduce himself to the lady, but he is rudely interrupted by Batman, who then takes Sylvia to the town's bar.
Superman feels something odd in Batman's attitude and he decides to frame his friend. By posing as Batman, Superman performs acts that could only be explained as witchcraft in front of the townsfolk, leading to Batman's capture and incarceration. In the town's plaza, Batman stands trial for his acts of witchcraft and he is found guilty, much to Sylvia's dismay. With Superman as the leader of the trial, Batman has no chance and is sentenced to be burned at the stake. When a sudden thunderstorm starts, the crowd dissipates and only one man remains close to Batman. The name of the man is Benjamin Franklin and he tries one of his experiments using a kite to free Batman. Unfortunately, the elecric current from the lightning bolts is always stopped from reaching Batman's locks by Superman and when the storm passes, Franklin has no option but to cease his efforts. Finally, Batman demands to know why is it that Superman has framed him, but the Man of Steel refuses to answer and tells Batman to figure it out by himself.
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- Bull Barton (Only appearance; dies)
Synopsis for "The Human Hot-Rodders!"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #202.
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