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| Volume = 1
 
| Volume = 1
 
| Issue = 11
 
| Issue = 11
| Month = 5
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| Day = 24 <!-- Previous Issue's Ad -->
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| Pubmonth = 2
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| Pubyear = 1977
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| Month = 6
 
| Year = 1977
 
| Year = 1977
   
| Executive Editor =
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| Executive Editor = Joe Orlando
 
| CoverArtist1 = Jim Aparo
 
| CoverArtist1 = Jim Aparo
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| CoverArtist2 = Tatjana Wood
   
| Editor1_1 =
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| Editor1_1 = Julius Schwartz
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| Editor1_2 = E. Nelson Bridwell
 
| Writer1_1 = Bob Rozakis
 
| Writer1_1 = Bob Rozakis
 
| Penciler1_1 = Curt Swan
 
| Penciler1_1 = Curt Swan
 
| Inker1_1 = Vince Colletta
 
| Inker1_1 = Vince Colletta
| Colourist1_1 =
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| Colourist1_1 = Jerry Serpe
 
| Letterer1_1 =
 
| Letterer1_1 =
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| Editor2_1 = Julius Schwartz
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| Editor2_2 = E. Nelson Bridwell
 
| Writer2_1 = Bob Rozakis
 
| Writer2_1 = Bob Rozakis
 
| Penciler2_1 = Marshall Rogers
 
| Penciler2_1 = Marshall Rogers
 
| Inker2_1 = Tex Blaisdell
 
| Inker2_1 = Tex Blaisdell
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| Colourist2_1 = Jerry Serpe
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| Editor3_1 = Julius Schwartz
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| Editor3_2 = E. Nelson Bridwell
 
| Writer3_1 = Bob Rozakis
 
| Writer3_1 = Bob Rozakis
 
| Penciler3_1 = Carl Potts
 
| Penciler3_1 = Carl Potts
 
| Inker3_1 = Frank McLaughlin
 
| Inker3_1 = Frank McLaughlin
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| Colourist3_1 = Bob Le Rose
   
| Quotation =
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| Quotation = '''[[Bruce Wayne (New Earth)|Batman]]''' was right-- '''[[New York]]''' is so much like '''[[Gotham City|Gotham]]''' that I feel right at home!
| Speaker =
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| Speaker = [[Robert Langstrom (New Earth)|Man-Bat]]
   
 
| StoryTitle1 = Till Death Do Us Part!
 
| StoryTitle1 = Till Death Do Us Part!
| Synopsis1 = MAZE, trying to complete a contract on Batgirl and Robin, lures them both into a “shotgun wedding”...with real shotguns.
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| Synopsis1 =
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Certain day at the [[Hudson University]] campus, a hired killer by the criminal organization known as [[MAZE]] tries to murder [[Richard Grayson (Earth-One)|Robin]] during a public event. The killer fails to murder the young hero and he is captured by the Teen Wonder, before he is delivered to the authorities.
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Shortly afterwards in [[Washington, D.C.]], [[Barbara Gordon (Earth-One)|Batgirl]] investigates a spy-ring, but she is also attacked by hired guns, who attempt to kill her as well. Batgirl manages to avoid death and although her [[Batcycle]] is destroyed, she manages to capture the criminals and deliver them to the authorities.
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The man responsible for the murder attempt on the heroes is not pleased with MAZE and he tells the leader of the organization to find a way to kill both heroes. Like this, MAZE lures Batgirl and Robin into a "shotgun wedding"...with real shotguns. Or so they thought, as during the ceremony, the heroes (who were apparently hypnotized) break out of their trance and capture the large faction of MAZE, including their leader. After the heroes deliver the criminals to the police, it is revealed that Robin was the man behind the blood contract on them and he played MAZE with the intention of capturing a large portion of their organization.
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After a successful mission, Batgirl and Robin enjoy a nice time together as friends.
   
 
| StoryTitle2 = Man-Bat Over Manhattan
 
| StoryTitle2 = Man-Bat Over Manhattan
 
| Synopsis2 =
 
| Synopsis2 =
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[[Robert Langstrom (New Earth)|Kirk Langstrom]], also known as Man-Bat, has left his hometown and moved to [[New York City]], following Batman's word of advice. On his new home, Langstrom has resumed his crime-fighting activities as Man-Bat, but it has left him unable to get a day job, which complicates things further for him since his wife, [[Francine Lee (New Earth)|Francine]] is pregnant with their kid.
   
| StoryTitle3 = Surprise! Surprise!
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Man-Bat continues prowling the night, seeking to stop criminals in exchange for a monetary reward, but he can only collect small bucks. His luck changes when a new criminal appears in town. A man who calls himself [[Bartholomew Higgins (New Earth)|Snafu]], who can stun and dazzle people's perceptions thanks to a hight-tech suit. After a couple of crimes by Snafu, a reward for him is already placed and Man-Bat goes looking after him.
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When Man-Bat finally finds Snafu, the confrontation is over in seconds, as Man-Bat is affected by Snafu's costume tricks. However, Man-Bat recovers quickly and uses his bat senses to locate and capture the thug.
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After watching Man-Bat's success, a mysterious person decides to challenge the Man-Bat with other and more dangerous enemies.
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| StoryTitle3 = Surprise! Surprise!
 
| Synopsis3 =
 
| Synopsis3 =
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[[James Gordon (Earth-One)|Commissioner Gordon]] and [[Alfred Pennyworth (Earth-One)|Alfred Pennyworth]] go to [[Wayne Manor]] to get it ready for a surprise birthday party for [[Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)|Bruce Wayne]]. When Gordon threatens to accidentally trigger the entrance to the [[Batcave]], Alfred masquerades as a robber to throw him off the scent. However, Gordon's detective skills come into place and after a series of weird events and circumstances, he realizes that there is something odd at Wayne Manor.
   
| Appearing1 =
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When the guests have finally arrived and Bruce gets home, Commissioner Gordon makes an interesting remark, which hints the possibility that he might have discovered Bruce's secret identity as Batman.
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| Appearing1 =
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
* <br/>
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* {{apn|[[Richard Grayson (Earth-One)|Robin]]|Batman #286|Teen Titans #47}}
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* {{a|[[Barbara Gordon (Earth-One)|Batgirl]]}}
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
* <br/>
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* {{a|[[Frank McDonald (Earth-One)|Frank McDonald]]}}
'''Villains:'''
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* {{a|[[Rick Tatem (Earth-One)|Rick Tatem]]}}
* <br/>
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'''Antagonists:'''
'''Other Characters:'''
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* {{a|[[MAZE]]}}
* <br/>
 
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
* <br/>
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* {{a|[[Hudson University]]}}
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* {{a|[[Washington, D.C.]]}}
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** {{a|[[Ford Theater]]}}
 
'''Items:'''
 
'''Items:'''
* <br/>
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* {{a|[[Batrope]]}}
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
'''Vehicles:'''
* <br/>
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* {{a|[[Batcycle]]}} {{Destroyed}}
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| Appearing2 =
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'''Featured Characters:'''
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* {{apn|[[Robert Langstrom (New Earth)|Man-Bat]]|Detective Comics #459}}
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'''Supporting Characters:'''
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* {{a|[[Francine Lee (New Earth)|Francine Langstrom]]}}
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'''Antagonists:'''
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* {{1st|[[Bartholomew Higgins (New Earth)|Snafu]]}}
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'''Other Characters:'''
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* Kenneth Floyd
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'''Locations:'''
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* {{a|[[New York City]]}}
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** {{a|[[Manhattan]]}}
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'''Items:'''
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* {{a|[[Man-Bat Serum]]}}
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| Appearing3 =
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'''Featured Characters:'''
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* {{a|[[James Gordon (Earth-One)|Commissioner Gordon]]}}
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* {{a|[[Alfred Pennyworth (Earth-One)|Alfred]]}}
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'''Supporting Characters:'''
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* {{apn|[[Katherine Kane (Earth-One)|Kathy Kane]]||Batman Family #13}}
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* {{apn|[[Kal-El (Earth-One)|Clark Kent]]|Justice League of America #142|Superman Family #183}}
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* {{apn|[[Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)|Bruce Wayne]]|Justice League of America #142|Batman #287}}
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* {{a|[[Richard Grayson (Earth-One)|Dick Grayson]]}}
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'''Other Characters:'''
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* {{a|[[Victoria Vale (New Earth)|Vicki Vale Powers]]}}
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* {{a|[[Tom Powers (Earth-One)|Tom Powers]]}} {{Only}}{{Cameo}}
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* {{a|[[Lois Lane (Earth-One)|Lois Lane]]}} {{Cameo}}
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* {{a|[[James Olsen (Earth-One)|Jimmy Olsen]]}} {{Cameo}}
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'''Locations:'''
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* {{a|[[Gotham City]]}}
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** {{a|[[GCPD Headquarters]]}}
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** {{a|[[Wayne Manor]]}}
   
 
| Notes =
 
| Notes =
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* "Batman's Bureau of Missing Villains" features profiles on the [[Terrible Trio]] and [[Bartholomew Magan (New Earth)|Dr. No-Face]].
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* It was later explained that the marriage of Vicki Vale as show in "Surprise! Surprise!" took place during her absence in the Batman comics and by the time she officially returned in {{c|Batman #344}}, she had already divorced.<ref>{{c|Batman #352}}</ref>
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| Trivia =
 
| Trivia =
| Recommended =
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| Recommended = {{Batgirl RR}}{{Robin RR}}{{Man-Bat RR}}
 
| Links =
 
| Links =
 
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Latest revision as of 20:34, March 23, 2020

"Till Death Do Us Part!": Certain day at the Hudson University campus, a hired killer by the criminal organization known as MAZE tries to murder Robin during a public event. The killer fails to murder the young hero and he is captured by the Teen Wonder, b


Quote1 Batman was right-- New York is so much like Gotham that I feel right at home! Quote2
Man-Bat

Batman Family #11 is an issue of the series Batman Family (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1977. It was published on February 24, 1977.

Appearing in "Till Death Do Us Part!"

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Synopsis for "Till Death Do Us Part!"

Certain day at the Hudson University campus, a hired killer by the criminal organization known as MAZE tries to murder Robin during a public event. The killer fails to murder the young hero and he is captured by the Teen Wonder, before he is delivered to the authorities.

Shortly afterwards in Washington, D.C., Batgirl investigates a spy-ring, but she is also attacked by hired guns, who attempt to kill her as well. Batgirl manages to avoid death and although her Batcycle is destroyed, she manages to capture the criminals and deliver them to the authorities.

The man responsible for the murder attempt on the heroes is not pleased with MAZE and he tells the leader of the organization to find a way to kill both heroes. Like this, MAZE lures Batgirl and Robin into a "shotgun wedding"...with real shotguns. Or so they thought, as during the ceremony, the heroes (who were apparently hypnotized) break out of their trance and capture the large faction of MAZE, including their leader. After the heroes deliver the criminals to the police, it is revealed that Robin was the man behind the blood contract on them and he played MAZE with the intention of capturing a large portion of their organization.

After a successful mission, Batgirl and Robin enjoy a nice time together as friends.

Appearing in "Man-Bat Over Manhattan"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Snafu (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Kenneth Floyd

Locations:

Items:

Synopsis for "Man-Bat Over Manhattan"

Kirk Langstrom, also known as Man-Bat, has left his hometown and moved to New York City, following Batman's word of advice. On his new home, Langstrom has resumed his crime-fighting activities as Man-Bat, but it has left him unable to get a day job, which complicates things further for him since his wife, Francine is pregnant with their kid.

Man-Bat continues prowling the night, seeking to stop criminals in exchange for a monetary reward, but he can only collect small bucks. His luck changes when a new criminal appears in town. A man who calls himself Snafu, who can stun and dazzle people's perceptions thanks to a hight-tech suit. After a couple of crimes by Snafu, a reward for him is already placed and Man-Bat goes looking after him.

When Man-Bat finally finds Snafu, the confrontation is over in seconds, as Man-Bat is affected by Snafu's costume tricks. However, Man-Bat recovers quickly and uses his bat senses to locate and capture the thug.

After watching Man-Bat's success, a mysterious person decides to challenge the Man-Bat with other and more dangerous enemies.

Appearing in "Surprise! Surprise!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Other Characters:

Locations:

Synopsis for "Surprise! Surprise!"

Commissioner Gordon and Alfred Pennyworth go to Wayne Manor to get it ready for a surprise birthday party for Bruce Wayne. When Gordon threatens to accidentally trigger the entrance to the Batcave, Alfred masquerades as a robber to throw him off the scent. However, Gordon's detective skills come into place and after a series of weird events and circumstances, he realizes that there is something odd at Wayne Manor.

When the guests have finally arrived and Bruce gets home, Commissioner Gordon makes an interesting remark, which hints the possibility that he might have discovered Bruce's secret identity as Batman.

Notes

  • "Batman's Bureau of Missing Villains" features profiles on the Terrible Trio and Dr. No-Face.
  • It was later explained that the marriage of Vicki Vale as show in "Surprise! Surprise!" took place during her absence in the Batman comics and by the time she officially returned in Batman #344, she had already divorced.[1]

Trivia

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