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Gotham City is flooded with reports of an imminent Martian invasion - in reality another convoluted scheme from the Joker, whose henchman Verdigris is posing as a Martian and creating disturbances around the city. Several more of Joker's underlings pose as frightened citizens to intensify panic, all

Quote1 Here we come, from another planet, terrorizing the inhabitants of Gotham City and forcing them and the rest of the world's population to their knees with the demands I shall issue from my awe-inspiring spaceship! Quote2
--Joker



Appearing in "The Joker's Flying Saucer"

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  • Joker
    • Chartreuse
    • Emerald
    • Mrs. Green
    • Professor Greenleaf
    • Shamrock
    • Verdigris
  • Dr. Cassandra (First appearance; unnamed) (Cameo)
    • Cabala (First appearance; unnamed) (Cameo)

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Synopsis for "The Joker's Flying Saucer"

Gotham City is flooded with reports of an imminent Martian invasion - in reality another convoluted scheme from the Joker, whose henchman Verdigris is posing as a Martian and creating disturbances around the city. Several more of Joker's underlings pose as frightened citizens to intensify panic, all so their employer can extort Gotham with his latest invention: a fully operable flying saucer.

While Batman and Robin confer with the police on the supposed invasion, Verdigris chances upon the Batmobile and hides a bomb inside. Shortly after, the Dynamic Duo return to the Batcave and deduce Joker's involvement and overall plan, which is relayed to Alfred and Commissioner Gordon - who unthinkingly relays it to Barbara. Subsequently, both Alfred and Batgirl begin patrolling the Wayne Foundation's Metal Research Wing, which contains the beryllium Joker needs to finish his craft.

Unfortunately, the pair are soon caught by the Joker, who takes Batgirl as a hostage and orders Alfred - whom he mistakes for a mad scientist - to help build the flying saucer. Simultaneously, Verdigris' bomb explodes, destroying much of the Batcave but not its owners, whose Anti-Thermal Bat-T-Shirts had neutralized the blast. Moments before Joker's flying saucer launches, Batman reestablishes contact with Alfred, who smuggles a sample of "homing beryl" into the saucer's hull, forcing the saucer to return to its launch site after a short flight.

On landing, Joker and his gang are immediately confronted by Batman and Robin, who - along with Batgirl - beat them into submission and expose the "invasion" as a hoax. Once the faux Martians are re-incarcerated, Batman and Robin turn their attentions to rebuilding the Batcave - until a famed Gotham jeweler reports a suspicious man and woman turning invisible before his very eyes.

Notes

Trivia

  • According to Batman, Section 32, Subsection 14 of the Gotham City Penal Code declares it "the duty of every good citizen of Gotham City to report meeting a man from Mars in a public park".
  • The shots of Joker's flying saucer "in action" consist of stock footage from the 1953 film Invaders from Mars.


See Also

Cast

Character Actor
BatmanAdam West
RobinBurt Ward
AlfredAlan Napier
Chief O'HaraStafford Repp
Commissioner GordonNeil Hamilton
JokerCesar Romero
BatgirlYvonne Craig

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