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"Batman: "The Human Target"": Fred Venable has the ability to impersonate any person and he decides to help people who have been threatened threatened with murder in order to save them. Eventually people start calling him "The Human Target". Batman becomes aware of Ve

Detective Comics #201 is an issue of the series Detective Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 1953. It was published on September 28, 1953.

Synopsis for Batman: "The Human Target"

Fred Venable has the ability to impersonate any person and he decides to help people who have been threatened threatened with murder in order to save them. Eventually people start calling him "The Human Target". Batman becomes aware of Venable's feats and he tries to keep Venable away from danger. When a criminal that is also threatened with murder learns of Venable's impressive abilities, he arranges to kidnap Venable's sick daughter to force Venable to impersonate him. Batman learns of Venable's situation and infiltrates the gang in disguise. In his efforts to capture the gang and the rival gang out to murder the leader Batman has to be saved by Venable, who is disguised as Batman.

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  • Blinky Grove (Single appearance)
  • Unnamed Assassins (Single appearance)
  • Turk Vincent (Single appearance)

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  • Prince Michael Gruyere (Single appearance)
  • Fred Venable (Single appearance)
  • Marianne Venable (Single appearance)
  • Moreno the Magician (Single appearance)
  • Detective Barnes (Single appearance)

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  • Unnamed Scientist (Single appearance)

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  • The Derby Hat Gang (Single appearance)

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  • The Sioux Tribe
    • Running Cloud

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  • L.B. Short (Single appearance)

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  • Jonathan Ames (Single appearance)

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Notes

  • "Riddle of the Unseen Man" is reprinted in The Best of DC #30.
  • Impossible - But True! changes it's name to Roy Raymond TV Detective starting this issue.

Trivia

  • "The Human Target" is Commissioner Gordon's 200th appearance.


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