"Silent Night, Deadly Night!": On Christmas Eve, Batman in on the lookout for a criminal who was been attacking several men dressed as Santa Claus whose job is to collect money for charity. After a long chase, Batman finally entounters the attacker and finds out that
Batman #239 is an issue of the series Batman (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1972.
Synopsis for "Silent Night, Deadly Night!"
On Christmas Eve, Batman in on the lookout for a criminal who was been attacking several men dressed as Santa Claus whose job is to collect money for charity. After a long chase, Batman finally entounters the attacker and finds out that he is a jobless man who robs street-corner Santas of their collections in order to get money to pay his bills and give his niece a decent Christmas. The man explains that he was fired from his old job and Batman understands the man's position, but he makes no excuses for the crimes he committed. Then, the man makes up his mind and realizes that he has been taking his anger against society, when he should have used it against his former employer.
The man attacks Batman and sets out to attack his former boss, not knowing that the man was frail and old. Batman recovers in time to prevent the man from killing his former boss, but as soon as he reaches them, Batman is shocked to see that the jobless man is helping the elder man. Batman takes them to a nearby hospital, where the elder man is saved and everybody enjoys a true Christmas Eve after this unexpected miracle.
Appearing in "Silent Night, Deadly Night!"
- Tim (Single appearance)
- Betsy (Single appearance)
- Richard Lee Evans (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Loneliest Men in the World."
This story is reprinted from Batman #15.
For this Christmas, Batman and Robin decide to play Santa to "the loneliest men in the world": those who have no friends at that festive time of the year. But criminal Dirk Dagner decides to use this plan for his own financial advantage!
As the dynamic duo travel across Gotham, spreading the joy of the season, Dirk and his gang follow them with the intention of ruining their plans. After two failed attempts, Dirk and his comrades are finally captured and the dynamic duo spend Christmas Eve with some of the best people in Gotham.
Appearing in "The Loneliest Men in the World."
- Dirk Dagner (Single appearance)
- Spike (Single appearance)
- Nails (Single appearance)
- Ben Botts (Single appearance)
- Mr. Zang (Single appearance)
- Link Chisney (Single appearance)
- Tom Nick (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Soul-Pit!"
Robin and three of his friends are visiting Gotham City when they encounter some violent religious group and briefly brawl with them as they try to convert a resistant Rick Asher. Later, during a prayer meeting, Robin experiences a vision from Terri Bergstrom, urging him to find Rick's abusive father so that he can be healed.
Appearing in "Soul-Pit!"
- Alan Weiss
- Rick Asher
- Bernie Wrightson
- Brother Thomas
- Brother Charles
- Terri Bergstrom (In a vision)
- Gordon Asher (In a vision)
- Gotham City
- Bleeker Street
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