"The Ghost of Wayne Mansion": Two children run out of the abandoned Wayne Manor, screaming in fright and claiming that the house is haunted. One of them runs into a police officer and tells his wild tale. The news circles back to Commissioner Gordon who
Batman #341 is an issue of the series Batman (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 1981. It was published on August 6, 1981.
Synopsis for "The Ghost of Wayne Mansion"
Two children run out of the abandoned Wayne Manor, screaming in fright and claiming that the house is haunted. One of them runs into a police officer and tells his wild tale. The news circles back to Commissioner Gordon who goes to the Wayne Foundation to ask Bruce Wayne for permission to inspect the house. Bruce doesn't want the GCPD accidentally stumbling upon the old Batcave, so he politely denies Gordon's request. Gordon snaps and angrily tells him that he is going through with the investigation whether Wayne likes it or not.
Meanwhile, Rupert Thorne returns to Gotham City after being locked away in Arkham Asylum for over a year. He re-establishes his position at the Tobacconists' Club and tells his fellow members how he intends on putting his own political stooge in the Mayor's office. He blackmails the other club members into supporting his scheme.
Commissioner Gordon hires famed ghost breaker Doctor Terrence Thirteen to accompany his officers on an inspection of the manor. Also in attendance is Miss Crum, manager of the Gotham Historical Society who has been administering to the upkeep of the mansion ever since Wayne abandoned it.
Batman secretly arrives at Wayne Manor and tries to seal off all the known entrances to the Batcave. He detects that someone else has been inhabiting in the Batcave and begins exploring. Suddenly, the Man-Bat swoops down out of nowhere and attacks him. Doctor Thirteen enters the Batcave just as the Man-Bat grasps Batman by the throat.
Appearing in "The Ghost of Wayne Mansion"
- Gotham City Police Department
- Poison Ivy (In a vision)
- Miss Crum (Single appearance)
- Archie Harper (Flashback only)
- Stymie (Single appearance)
- Giant Joker Card (Cameo)
- Giant Penny (Cameo)
- Mechanical T-Rex (Cameo)
- Utility Belt
- Sonar Gun
Synopsis for "Murder Will Out"
Batman solves the murder of a wealthy woman, Lucille Sawyer, on her birthday. After inspecting the other members of her household, he deduces that she was killed by her husband, Ronald Sawyer in her study.
Appearing in "Murder Will Out"
- Ronald Sawyer (Single appearance)
- Bentley (Single appearance)
- Lucille Sawyer (Appears only as a corpse)
- Peter Sawyer (Single appearance)
- Ted Reston (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Night of the Coven"
After his short tenure at Hill's Circus, Dick Grayson decides it's time to return to Gotham City. He hitchhikes his way back and accepts a ride from a bizarre, scarred man named Sharkey. Suspecting something odd about Sharkey, Dick investigates the man and he soon discovers that Sharkey is the leader of a Satanic coven about to perform a human sacrifice. Dick changes into his Robin costume and tries to stop the coven before they murder a young woman, but he is discovered and knocked unconscious by one of the cultists.
Appearing in "Night of the Coven"
- Sharkey (First appearance)
- Beelzebub (Mentioned only)
- Boston Brand (Mentioned only)
- Cleveland Brand
- Deanna (First appearance)
- Lorna Hill
- Magnificern Melany
- Satan (Mentioned only)
- Waldo Flynn
- Doctor Terrence Thirteen appeared last in Ghosts #102.
- Man-Bat appeared last in DC Comics Presents #35.
- Poison Ivy planted a post-hypnotic suggestion into the minds of Bruce Wayne and the other Wayne Foundation board members so she could take possession of the company in Batman #339.
- "The Ghost of Wayne Mansion" is reprinted in Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway Vol. 2.
- "Night of the Coven" is reprinted in Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway Vol. 2.
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