"Superman & Batman: "The Super Bat-Man!"": After being tipped off to the location of criminal scientist Professor Pender, Batman and Robin would race off to apprehend the criminal. Deciding they need a helping hand, they would call in t
Appearing in Superman & Batman: "The Super Bat-Man!"
- Professor Pender (Single appearance)
- Daily Planet
Synopsis for Superman & Batman: "The Super Bat-Man!"
After being tipped off to the location of criminal scientist Professor Pender, Batman and Robin would race off to apprehend the criminal. Deciding they need a helping hand, they would call in their friend Superman to help with the capture. Superman would arrive on the scene first and get blasted with a new Kryptonite ray. However, feeling no ill effects, Superman would attempt to fight off the crooks and find that his super strength had failed him. Just then Batman and Robin would arrive and when Pender would attempt to blast himself with the ray, Batman would get in the way instead. When the crooks grab the an important component to the device and try to flee the scene, Superman would jump out the window after them and find that his ability to fly has also failed him. To Superman's surprise, he's saved by Batman who has apparently inherited Superman's powers.
Realizing that without an important vacuum tube, the device is cannot be worked to reverse the problem and so Batman and Robin and Superman agree to work together to find it. While Batman takes advantage of his newly gained super-powers, he converts the Batmobile into a Supermobile for Superman's use to get around. While Superman has to get used to fighting crime without powers, Batman finds that he doesn't have quite the same control over his powers as his friend. While tracking down Penders accomplices, Lois Lane becomes suspicious as to why Superman isn't using his powers.
Eventually, 24 hours later Batman, Superman, and Robin track Pender down to an abandoned mine in the South Hills. During the fight, Superman reveals that he never lost his powers, but Pender's ray had coated his suit with Kryptonite dust, weaken him, but the effects disappeared once he changed costumes. Meanwhile Batman's powers start to fade. Easily rounding up Pender and his gang, Superman smashes the device to insure that it can never be used again. Later when they are relating the story to Lois Lane, she finds the story ridiculous and decides to publish a story about how Superman and Batman swapped costumes to play some sort of trick with her. Unable to convince her otherwise, the two heroes allow Lois to publish whatever story she wants to believe and have a good laugh at her expense.
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- The Super Bat-Man! is reprinted in Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told and World's Finest Comics Archives #1.
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