"The Crimes of the Catwoman": This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #203.
Appearing in "The Crimes of the Catwoman"
- Horace Braham (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Crimes of the Catwoman"
This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #203.
With Gotham free of crime, an article is printed in the Gotham Gazette revisits Batman's conquest of Catwoman. Upon reading the article, Selina Kyle is infuriated, and resumes her life of crime. She commits a number of cat related crimes until Batman and Robin intervene. However, even though they capture her newly assembled gang, they cannot apprehend the "Princess of Plunder."
Appearing in "Batman's Greatest Thrills"
- Joe Hardy (Single appearance)
- King Zabot of Morbania (Flashback and main story)
- Janie (Flashback and main story)
- Johnny "Batman" Taylor (Flashback and main story)
Synopsis for "Batman's Greatest Thrills"
This story is reprinted from Batman #87.
Batman is surprised and honored that a TV station is presenting his life story and recounting some of his greatest feats. Commissioner Gordon, Vicki Vale and many other guests are part of the show and they tell their own unique experiences with the Caped Crusader; however, Batman is worried that soon, Bruce Wayne has to make his appearance on the TV Show. Batman finds the perfect distraction to switch places with Alfred, his trusted butler, when the Joker, who recently escaped from prison, interrupts the TV broadcast. The Dynamic Duo make short work of the Clown Prince of Crime and the TV show ends up with Bruce going on stage along with Batman and the other guests. Afterwards, Bruce, Dick and Alfred return to Wayne Manor after successfully tricking everybody with their swapped identities.
Appearing in "The Invisible Batman"
- Big Jack Baker (Single appearance)
- Verne Lever (Single appearance)
- Mechanical Dinosaur (Cameo)
Synopsis for "The Invisible Batman"
This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #199.
During a fight with some criminals, Batman is exposed to a radioactive dye and the next day, he realizes that the chemical has made him invisible. His new invisibility grants Batman an advantage on his crime-fighting career, but it complicates his life as Bruce Wayne. In order to avoid detection, Bruce goes on public wearing a rubber mask, but even his clothes start turning invisible.
When Batman has to testify in court against a notorious criminal, the criminal's lawyer tries to stop Batman's testimony by claiming that since nobody can see him, he couldn't be the real Batman. After a series of tests, it is proven beyond doubt that Batman is the person in court and the jury finds the criminal guilty of all charges. When the thug's lawyer tries to get away with Robin as a hostage, Batman stops him and shortly after this, a solution comes to his mind. Pouring some orange juice over himself, Batman becomes visible again and he tells Robin that he deduced that the citric acid could nullify the effects of the radioactive dye.
Appearing in "Rustling on a Reservation"
- John Red Feather (Single appearance)
- Feather Foot (Single appearance)
- One Wing (Single appearance)
- Chief Montak (Single appearance)
- Sheriff Alby (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Rustling on a Reservation"
While on holiday Batman and Robin aid a tribe of Pueblo Indians in fending off a group of cattle rustlers and discovering a hidden silver mine.
Appearing in "Bride of Batman"
- Eloise Leach, rival photographer (Single appearance)
- Shah of Nairomi (Single appearance)
- Ali Khedun, his personal secretary (Single appearance)
- Joe (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Bride of Batman"
This story is reprinted from Batman #79.
The Shah of Nairomi arrives in Gotham City to discuss important international matters, but he is helplessly attracted to Vicki Vale, the photographer assigned to cover the Shah's activities. When the Shah expresses his desire to marry Vicki, she can't think of a better way out of such predicament than announcing a fake engagement with Batman, who reluctantly agrees to play along.
Batman's crime-fighting activities are somewhat affected by his public relationship with Vicki as she becomes a target for many thugs trying to get to Batman. The situation gets worse when a jealous photographer working for a rival magazine sends out invitations for Batman and Vicki's wedding to the most important people in Gotham. Vicki couldn't be happier with these developments, but Batman starts thinking of a way to end the charade. Soon a rumor gets around, that any person who marries Batman must undergo plastic surgery to protect their lives. This story eventually reaches the Shah, who stops the wedding from taking place, as he couldn't bear the thought of Vicki changing her face. Batman later tells Robin that he started that rumor, which proved useful to get out of this tight situation.
Appearing in "The City of Ancient Heroes"
- Gimmick Gang (Single appearance)
- Little Willy (Single appearance)
- Stilts (Single appearance)
- Duke (Single appearance)
- Gotham City
- Legend City (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The City of Ancient Heroes"
This story is reprinted from Batman #116.
Batman and Robin, on the trail of the Gimmick Gang, find a book in the fireplace of one of the gang's deserted hideouts and save it from burning: History of Mythology and Legend. The illustrations of Thor, Cyclops, and Pan are missing. From this Batman deduces they have gone to Legend City, "where, once a year, people dress up like legendary characters"--such as Robin Hood, Ulysses, and King Midas--"and hold a big celebration!" Once there, Batman and Robin go after the disguised trio of crooks, have a brief encounter with them, and are stopped by "Thor's" exploding hammer. When they catch up with the gang again, they are paralyzed at the sight of "Medusa," who has thrown a capsule of paralyzing gas at them.
The two heroes are laid within the belly of a prop dragon "Fafnir," which is to be "slain" by "Siegfried" in town's parade. When the paralyzing gas's effects begin to wear off, Batman manages to move enough to reach a flare capsule, making the dragon appear to breathe fire. The maneuver catches the attention of "Siegfried", so that he investigates and frees Batman and Robin. Later, "Zeus" robs "King Midas" of his gold with a "thunderbolt,"and the Gimmick Gang takes off in a jet-propelled Sun Chariot. Batman and Robin follow on a mechanized "Pegasus", drop into the Chariot, and subdue them. The evildoers are placed in the dungeons of the "Sheriff of Nottingham," and Batman and Robin are feted at a Round Table banquet in their honor.
Appearing in "The Man Who Shadowed Batman"
- The Inventor (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Man Who Shadowed Batman"
This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #209.
An ingenious criminal known only as the Inventor discovers a way to project the movements of Batman on a giant monitor, so that he can complete his crimes with no interference. Batman and Robin are unable to capture the criminals, as they are always one step ahead from the crime-fighters. When Batman gets rid of his Utility Belt, he finally learns how is that the thugs have predicted their actions and managed to escape. Without the advantage of the projected image, the criminals are confronted by the Dynamic Duo, but the Inventor tries to escape on a desperate attempt only to be stopped by Alfred, who happened to know about Batman's situation.
- The fourth story, "Rustling on a Reservation" was originally printed in the Batman Sunday newspaper comic strip, #73-78 (3-25-45 - 4-29-194545).
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