"Claws of the Catwoman!": Catwoman escapes from prison and starts a crime spree, basing her crimes on famous fictional cat stories. Batman and Robin investigate the case and they confront the plunder princess
Appearing in "Claws of the Catwoman!"
- Slug (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Claws of the Catwoman!"
Catwoman escapes from prison and starts a crime spree, basing her crimes on famous fictional cat stories. Batman and Robin investigate the case and they confront the plunder princess on several occassions, but they are outsmarted each time.
Catwoman manages to capture the Dynamic Duo, but they break free and track down the treacherous criminal to her latest target: a cat-themed club. Their unexpected arrival catches the Catwoman off-guard and Batman is able to capture her on her escape attempt.
Appearing in "Blind Man's Bluff!"
- Dan Grady (Single appearance)
- Duds Neery (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Blind Man's Bluff!"
A criminal learns that a police officer suspects Bruce Wayne is Batman and he pretends to use the secret to his advantage.
Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne has been left blind on a heroic act while saving a kid from a burning building. The doctor informs Bruce that the blindness is temporal and that he should be able to see in 72 hours. Later, Bruce gets a letter from the criminal who believes he is Batman and he is challenged to stop his next crimes to prove the contrary. Batman goes to the place and with help from Robin, he manages to land some hits on the criminals, but they are eventually victorious over the Dynamic Duo. The criminal prepares another test to challenge Batman's sight and using a trick of his own, Batman manages to overcome the test. Batman gets ready to capture the thug, but using one last resort, the thug tells Batman to shoot a cigarette out of his hand to finally prove he is not blind as Bruce Wayne. Batman picks the gun up, but before he could even shoot, a bullet strikes the cigarette out of the thug's hand. The criminal runs away and Batman learns that the person who fired was the police officer who suspected his true identity.
After the criminals are captured, Batman proves to a whole audience that he is not Bruce Wayne by throwing darts right to the center of the board. The crowd is convinced, but they don't know that Robin has placed a magnet behind the board, which causes the darts to always hit in the center.
Appearing in "The Robot Robbers"
- Doctor Hercules (Single appearance)
- Jawbone Bannon (Single appearance)
- Whitey Drebs (Single appearance)
- Four-Eyes Foley (Only appearance; dies)
- Gotham City
Synopsis for "The Robot Robbers"
Three criminals who had been sentenced to life in prison are set free on their old years by an unknown person. They are taken to the house of Doctor Hercules, who informs them that he wants to use their special criminal talents and he provides them with enormous robots that they can remotely control, in order to fulfill the crimes they are no longer capable of because of their age.
Using the robots, the thugs start a crime spree in Gotham City and their actions get the attention of Batman and Robin. After a first failed encounter with one of the robots, Batman and Robin prepare a plan to destroy one of them the next time they strike. After their plan proves successful, they come up with another idea to destroy the second robot and capture the people who are controlling the machines. Batman and Robin force one of the robots to climb to the top of the highest building in Gotham during a thunderstorm and as a result, the giant machine is hit by lightning which in turn causes the thugs controlling the robots to be stunned at their base of operations. This actions lead to the arrest of the criminals and the end to the robot robberies.
All three stories were reprinted in Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 5.
- This is the first time that Catwoman wears a complete cat-bodysuit.
- The first story has references to some of the most iconic fictional stories related to cats such as Puss in Boots, Dick Whittington and His Cat, the Cheshire Cat, The Cat and the Fiddle and Belling the cat.
- On the third story there's a reference to the Trojan Horse
- "The Robot Robbers" was adapted as the Jiro Kuwata Bat-Manga story "Robot Robbers".
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