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| Issue = 284
 
| Issue = 284
 
| Month = 2
 
| Month = 2
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| Day = 8
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| Pubmonth = 11 <!-- Direct Currents in Superman #308. -->
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| Pubyear = 1976
 
| Year = 1977
 
| Year = 1977
   
| Executive Editor =
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| Executive Editor = Joe Orlando
 
| CoverArtist1 = Jim Aparo
 
| CoverArtist1 = Jim Aparo
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| CoverArtist2 = Tatjana Wood
   
| Editor1_1 =
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| Editor1_1 = Julius Schwartz<!--
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| Editor1_2 = E. Nelson Bridwell -->
 
| Writer1_1 = David Vern
 
| Writer1_1 = David Vern
 
| Penciler1_1 = Romeo Tanghal
 
| Penciler1_1 = Romeo Tanghal
 
| Inker1_1 = Frank Springer
 
| Inker1_1 = Frank Springer
 
| Colourist1_1 =
 
| Colourist1_1 =
| Letterer1_1 =
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| Letterer1_1 = Ben Oda
   
| Quotation =
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| Quotation = I don't work '''against''' the police-- nor do I work '''for''' the police... or '''with''' the police! '''I work alone!'''
| Speaker =
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| Speaker = [[Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)|Batman]]
   
 
| StoryTitle1 = If There Were No Batman ... I Would Have to Invent Him!
 
| StoryTitle1 = If There Were No Batman ... I Would Have to Invent Him!
| Synopsis1 = Dr. Tzin-Tzin marshals mystic power through Tibetan rites in preparation for his third encounter with Batman. He gains the ability to immobilize all of Gotham during a parade, but Bruce Wayne, moderating the event, is spared because he exerted himself to save an endangered child, thus psychically shielding himself. Tzin-Tzin is able to manipulate the crowd into fighting Batman for a short time, but his spell wears off. Batman chases Tzin-Tzin and fails to catch him, but manages to grab the villain's scarf. To combat his foe, Batman constructs a Tsam Khang meditation chamber, gathers mystical power unto himself, tracks down Tzin-Tzin by using the traces of his aura on the scarf, and defeats him in battle. He then turns Tzin-Tzin over to the police, but warns them that the villain must be prevented from seeing anyone and thus manipulating them into freeing him from confinement.
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[[Tzin-Tzin (New Earth)|Dr. Tzin-Tzin]] marshalled mystic power through [[Tibet|Tibetan]] rites in preparation for his third encounter with [[Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)|Batman]]. He gained the ability to immobilize all of [[Gotham City|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.
   
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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 [[Gotham City Police Department|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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'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
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* {{apn|[[Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)|Batman]]|World's Finest #243}}
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
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* {{a|[[Alfred Pennyworth (Earth-One)|Alfred Pennyworth]]}}
'''Villains:'''
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* {{a|[[Gotham City Police Department]]}}
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** Chief Inspector P.J. Maddox {{1st}}
'''Other Characters:'''
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'''Antagonists:'''
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* {{a|[[Tzin-Tzin (New Earth)|Dr. Tzin-Tzin]]}}
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
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* {{a|[[Gotham City]]}}
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** {{a|[[Batcave]]}}
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** {{a|[[GCPD Headquarters]]}}
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** New Gotham Stadium
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* {{a|[[Egypt]]}} {{Vision}}
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** {{a|[[Great Sphinx of Giza]]}} {{Vision}}
 
'''Items:'''
 
'''Items:'''
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* {{a|[[Batrope]]}}
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
'''Vehicles:'''
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* {{a|[[Whirly-Bat]]}}
   
 
| Notes =
 
| Notes =
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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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| Trivia =
 
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| Recommended =
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| Recommended = {{Batman RR}}
 
| Links =
 
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"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 I don't work against the police-- nor do I work for the police... or with the police! I work alone! Quote2
Batman

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.

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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.



Notes

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

Trivia

  • No trivia.



See Also

Recommended Reading

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