"The Living Bat-Plane!": Batman and Robin test new remote controls on the Batplane and Batmobile with help from Dr. Philip Winters. However, Winter's laboratory is found by some criminals, who take the controls of the Bat-vehicl
Batman #91 is an issue of the series Batman (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1955.
Synopsis for "The Living Bat-Plane!"
Batman and Robin test new remote controls on the Batplane and Batmobile with help from Dr. Philip Winters. However, Winter's laboratory is found by some criminals, who take the controls of the Bat-vehicles and turn them against the Dynamic Duo. Batman finds a way to stop the Batmobile, but the crooks manage to take the Batplane away from the Batcave and use it in their crimes.
Batman and Robin try their best to put an end to the reign of terror caused by their own plane, but they are always outsmarted by the crooks. During one last attempt, the Dynamic Duo are apparently killed in a fall from the Batplane, but when the vehicle returns to the crooks' lair, they realize that the figures that dropped to their deaths were dummies and the heroes are hidden inside the plane. The criminals are arrested and the Dynamic Duo remove the remote controls from their vehicles.
Appearing in "The Living Bat-Plane!"
- Slant Stafford (Single appearance)
- Gotham City Police Department
- Dr. Philip Winters (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Batman's Publicity Agent!"
Mike Whalen is a publicity agent who starts a city wide campaign in honor of Batman. The Dark Knight finds the whole thing flattering, but the constant exposure to Batman themed stunts interfere with his crime-fighting career, preventing him from solving even some of the easiest cases. Batman then decides to lure the man behind the crimes that have been plaguing the city by challenging him to show himself, and the crook falls for Batman's trap. After the criminal is captured thanks to the publicity stunt, Whalen decides to put an end to his campaign, as Batman is his own best publicity agent.
Appearing in "Batman's Publicity Agent!"
- Blinky Grosset (Single appearance)
- Mike Whalen (Single appearance)
- Gotham City Mayor
Synopsis for "The Map of Mystery!"
A Gotham City archaeologist has found a treasure in a hidden Incan city in South America and he travels to the secret location. However, some members of the Explorers Club are concerned after the disappearance of a very important map and they alert Batman of the situation. After an extensive investigation, Batman and Robin deduce the location of the hidden city and they travel to Peru in order to stop the criminal who stole the map from getting the treasure. Upon arriving, Batman realizes that the archaeologist had been attacked by one of the members of the explorers club, who is responsible for stealing the map and is trying to steal the treasure as well. The crook's plan fails as Batman and Robin capture him and the treasure of the hidden city is safe once again.
Appearing in "The Map of Mystery!"
- Rand Blanning (Single appearance)
- Guy Hawtree (Single appearance)
- Herbert Merton (Single appearance)
- Gotham Map Company Manager
- Thorpe (Single appearance)
- "The Map of Mystery!" is reprinted in Batman Annual #6.