"If There Were No Batman ... I Would Have to Invent Him!": Dr. Tzin-Tzin marshalled mystic power through Tibetan rites in preparation for his third encounter with Batman. He gained the ability to immobilize all of [[Gotham City|Goth


Quote1.png I don't work against the police-- nor do I work for the police... or with the police! I work alone! Quote2.png
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Batman #284 is an issue of the series Batman (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1977. It was published on November 8, 1976.

Synopsis for "If There Were No Batman ... I Would Have to Invent Him!"

Dr. Tzin-Tzin marshalled mystic power through Tibetan rites in preparation for his third encounter with Batman. He gained the ability to immobilize all of Gotham during a parade, but Bruce Wayne, moderating the event, was spared because he exerted himself to save an endangered child, thus psychically shielding himself. Tzin-Tzin was able to manipulate the crowd into fighting Batman for a short time, but his spell wore off. Batman chased Tzin-Tzin and failed to catch him, but only managed to grab the villain's scarf.

To combat his foe, Batman constructed a Tsam Khang meditation chamber, gathered mystical power unto himself, tracked down Tzin-Tzin by using the traces of his aura on the scarf, and defeated him in battle. He then turned Tzin-Tzin over to the police, but warned them that the villain must be prevented from seeing anyone and thus manipulating them into freeing him from confinement.

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  • This is the first issue in the Batman series to feature the new "bullet" logo on the cover.



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