"The Man Who Quit the Human Race!": When Governor Andrew Warner resigns his position, it is at the behest of Batman and Robin, who reveal that Warner is transforming into something different from a human being. Due to a genetic quirk he
Batman #165 is an issue of the series Batman (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 1964.
Synopsis for "The Man Who Quit the Human Race!"
When Governor Andrew Warner resigns his position, it is at the behest of Batman and Robin, who reveal that Warner is transforming into something different from a human being. Due to a genetic quirk he is mutating into a higher evolved state and has asked Batman and Robin to help him with the transition.
However, when they scientifically speed up the process, the future man that Warner becomes decides that the human race is inferior and thus he wishes to enslave it. Battling Batman and Robin, it subconsciously leaves clues how to get out each trap it sticks them into. Eventually revealing the secret to its defeat: green light. Batman comes across the weakness at a moment when the future creature is bombarding itself with gamma rays to make it invincible.
With the future man knocked out, Batman and Robin arrange for it to be shot into space in a rocket which will orbit around the sun until a time when the human race will be as evolved as Warner. Returning to their civilian guises of Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, they contemplate the possibility of more mutants evolving in the future.
Appearing in "The Man Who Quit the Human Race!"
- Governor Andrew Warner (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Dilemma of the Detective's Daughter!"
Batman gives a speech to graduating police officers, and soon meets the winner of the Lieutenants award: Patricia Powell, the daughter of Detective Mike "Bulldog" Powell. Meeting together Batman becomes smitten by her but she reveals that she has a crush on Bruce Wayne, although he has never actually seen her face.
When a scientist is kidnapped for his new explosive that doesn't flare or make noise, Batman and Patricia Powell, work together and capture the crooks. Afterwards Patricia and her father are invited to a party hosted by Bruce Wayne, where she may meet him again, this time showing her face.
Appearing in "The Dilemma of the Detective's Daughter!"
- Jim Gordon
- Patricia Powell (First appearance) (Flashback and main story)
- Lt. Detective Mike "Bulldog" Powell (First appearance)
- Pete (Single appearance)
- Gotham City Police Department
- Professor Ralph Smedley (Single appearance)
- Reprinted inBatman: The Dynamic Duo Archives Vol 1
- The second story of this issue is continued in the next Batman issue, making this the first Batman story to be featured in multiple issues.
- "The Man Who Quit the Human Race!" was adapted into the Jiro Kuwata Bat-Manga story "The Man who Quit Being Human".
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