"Batman Walks the Last Mile!": A new criminal mastermind, the Planner, holds court in a junk yard, concealed in the cab of a crane, picking up his "clients" in their cars with an electromagnet on the crane's arm and giving them detailed instructions for crimes they can pull--for a fee. His lates
Appearing in "Batman Walks the Last Mile!"
- E.G. Never aka The Planner (Single appearance)
- Chief Sittin'-in (Single appearance)
- Li'l Moose (Single appearance)
- Big Squat (Single appearance)
- Chomp (Single appearance)
- Stomp (Single appearance)
- Cat-Crook (Only appearance; dies)
- Mr. Tenna (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Batman Walks the Last Mile!"
A new criminal mastermind, the Planner, holds court in a junk yard, concealed in the cab of a crane, picking up his "clients" in their cars with an electromagnet on the crane's arm and giving them detailed instructions for crimes they can pull--for a fee. His latest customers, a trio of rock musicians-cum-thieves, are tracked down and captured by Batman and Robin.
For revenge, the Planner, aka E. G. Never, crashes a party held in Batman's and Robin's honor and claims to be the brains behind the two heroes. Never challenges them to a duel: when a big crime comes up, let Batman and Robin see if they can solve it without him, and if they cannot, turn the case over to Never. Since the next case turns out to be a "foolproof" crime planned by Never, Batman and Robin fail and Never naturally succeeds.
On the second crime, Never gives a costumed thief, the Cat-Crook, a plan and gives him a TV alignment tool to drop in the robbery site. Batman and Robin pick up the "clue" and nab A. N. Tenna, a TV repairman whose only crime is padding his bill. Never "deduces" that the Cat-Crook is the culprit and captures the crook, making the heroes look bad in the eyes of the Police.
Never then leaves in his car, knowing that Batman and Robin will trail him to the junkyard where he intends to shoot them both in "self-defense." But the Cat-Crook has heard Never's voice, deduces that he is the Planner, and, elbowing free of his guard, escapes and cycles over to the junkyard, intending to kill his traitorous "partner." In the darkness, Never mistakes the Cat-Crook for Batman and shoots him. Finally, Batman and Robin capture Never, bringing him to trial, and have him convicted of premeditated murder and other crimes.
Never breaks down at the trial, shouting out that he is Batman and he is sentenced to death. As he walks to the electric chair some time later, he is granted his last wish: to die in a Batman costume.
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