"Wail of the Ghost-Bride!": As Bruce Wayne returns home after a long business trip, he reads a book about unsolved mysteries and comes across one case in Gotham City in which the body of a young woman was never found. She was presumed dead during her honeymoon in
Appearing in "Wail of the Ghost-Bride!"
- Axel March (Single appearance)
- Agatha Tyler-Tilford (Single appearance)
- Miss Tuite
- Corrine Hellblane (In a vision)
- Martha (Single appearance)
- Mitch (Single appearance)
- Boynton (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Wail of the Ghost-Bride!"
As Bruce Wayne returns home after a long business trip, he reads a book about unsolved mysteries and comes across one case in Gotham City in which the body of a young woman was never found. She was presumed dead during her honeymoon in the fatal accident of the ship she was on board. Bruce's mind becomes disturbed by the ghostly figure of the young woman and once he lands on Gotham, he decides to investigate the case further.
Coincidentally, Bruce gets an invitation to the old Hellbane Manor, which is bound to be destroyed. During the event, Bruce notices that someone has reached inside the forbidden area of the house and he follows the trail to the upper floor of the mansion. There, he finds a group of men who are trying to remove the "lost" corpse from the walls of the manor. Batman recognizes the leader of the thugs as the former husband of the late bride and he deduces that the man murdered her in order to get her fortune and hid the corpse on the walls of the manor. When he learned that the place was set to be destroyed, he hurried back to remove the evidence, but his efforts were thwarted by Batman.
After the case is solved, Batman comes to the conclusion that his subconscious mind projected the image of the deceased lady unto him so he could crack the case, but he also admits that there's a possible supernatural explanation to the ghostly figure of the dead bride.
Appearing in "Rain Fire!"
- Nanci Beeker (Final appearance)
- Terri Bergstrom
- Jonathan (Final appearance)
- Pat Whalon (Final appearance)
- Martha (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Rain Fire!"
Robin and the people from the nearby town help the communards put out the fire caused by the wanted criminal Pat Whalon. After the fire is extinguished, Robin follows the trail of Whalon on his motorcycle and captures him before delivering him to the authorities. Afterwards, Robin finds that Terri Bergstrom, the girl that tagged along with him from the beginning of the case, has vanished.
Appearing in "While the City Sleeps!"
- Joe Jones (Single appearance)
- Hush-Hush Bodin (Single appearance)
- Dan Shawn (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "While the City Sleeps!"
This story is reprinted from Batman #30.
Batman takes Robin on a tour across Gotham City at night to show him the various jobs carried out while almost the entire city is sleeping. During this time, they are confronted by Hush-Hush Bodin and his gang, who want to recover a large amount of stolen money. With help from the people who work at night, the Dynamic Duo manage to capture Bodin and his gang.
- "Rain Fire" is reprinted in Showcase Presents: Robin, the Boy Wonder Vol. 1.
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