"The Third Door": This story is reprinted from Batman Adventures #6.
DC Classics: The Batman Adventures #6 is an issue of the series DC Classics: The Batman Adventures (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 2021. It was published on November 3, 2020.
Synopsis for "The Third Door"
This story is reprinted from Batman Adventures #6.
Bruce Wayne attends a party held at Crenshaw Mansion, only to be accused of murdering a fellow guest, diplomat Jacob Brenner. The key evidence is that Bruce reached the dying Brenner before any of the other guests - a feat he only accomplished with Batman's physical training. As Bruce cannot reveal this fact, he is forced to surrender himself to police custody, while Dick Grayson pursues the true murderer.
From Brenner's dying word and action, Bruce and Dick independently deduce that Brenner's true killer had escaped through the passage built into a nearby grandfather clock. Thus, the killer could only have been the mansion's owner, David Crenshaw.
Bruce surreptitiously escapes his cell, changes into Batman, and confronts Crenshaw, only to find that Crenshaw has discovered and taken Dick hostage. While Crenshaw rants about his motivations for killing Brenner, Batman signals for Dick to tilt himself sideways, throwing Brenner off-balance. Batman then subdues Crenshaw with a batarang, securing a confession and clearing Bruce Wayne's name.
Appearing in "The Third Door"
- Batman/Bruce Wayne (Flashback and main story)
- David Crenshaw (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story)
- Gotham City Police Department
- Jacob Brenner (Single appearance) (Dies in flashback)
- Shyster (Single appearance)
- Susan Brenner (Mentioned only)
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