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Appearing in Superman & Batman: "The New Team of Superman and Robin"
- The Purple Mask Mob
Synopsis for Superman & Batman: "The New Team of Superman and Robin"
When Commissioner Gordon turns on the Bat-Signal to call Batman and Robin, he's surprised that Superman and Robin are the ones who answer the call. They explain to the Commissioner that Superman is covering for Batman: They explain how the night before when Batman and Robin answered a call to the Gotham Research Laboratory where the Purple Mask Mob was attempting to steal platinum that was being used for research. During the fight, Batman is doused in the face with a chemical as the criminals flee the scene. Attempting to go out after them, Batman would jump out of a window. He would injure himself and wake up to find Superman and Robin standing over him, telling him that he has broken his leg.
While Batman is down with a cast on his leg, Superman (who is on reporter exchange in his civilian guise of Clark Kent at the Gotham Gazette) tells the Caped Crusader that he will cover for him while he's on the mend. Working as a team, Superman and Robin would easily capture some of the Purple Mask Mob as they are making an escape with a stolen armored car. However, when they are turned over to the Gotham police, they refuse to talk, leading Superman and Robin into a dead end. In the meantime, Batman begins clearing a place in the Batcave for trophies from Superman and Robin's exploits together and begins to worry that Robin will leave him to be Superman's side kick.
Despite this, he asks them to collect for them a wrist watch the next time they smash up another one of the Purple Mask Mob's operations. He next asks them to collect a shoe from the next attempted robbery. When Superman and Robin comply, Batman deduces that the crooks are hiding out at the south bank of Pine Hill. He explains that by examining dust on the wrist watch and mud on the shoes, he was able to pin-point the unique location of the crooks hideout. Batman's theory proves correct, and Superman and Robin smash up the Purple Mask Mob and turn them over to the police. After the caper is over, Superman breaks open Batman's cast and they explain that he never really had a broken leg. They explain that when Batman and Robin were at the research laboratory, Batman was doused with a slow acting poison that would have killed him had he as abnormally active and that the only way for his body to fight off the poison would be to remain inactive. Superman would go on to explain that the broken leg ruse was to insure that Batman did not go into action as they knew that nothing would have stopped Batman from his tireless war on crime unless he was laid up.
With the case over and Batman safe, Superman says goodbye to the Dynamic Duo and departs. Later, Robin confides in Batman that while working with Superman was fun, he much prefers working with Batman any day.
Appearing in Green Arrow: "The World's Most Famous Arrows"
Synopsis for Green Arrow: "The World's Most Famous Arrows"
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Appearing in Tomahawk: "Battle of the Medicine Men"
Synopsis for Tomahawk: "Battle of the Medicine Men"
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- The New Team of Superman and Robin is reprinted in World's Finest Comics Archives #1.
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