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"The Crime-Boss Who Was Always One Step Ahead of Batman!": Out of the dark recesses of Gotham City comes Johnny Witts, who, along with his mobsters, seeks to prove he can outwit the Batman at every turn. Witts makes his existence known

Detective Comics #344 is an issue of the series Detective Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 1965.

Synopsis for "The Crime-Boss Who Was Always One Step Ahead of Batman!"

Out of the dark recesses of Gotham City comes Johnny Witts, who, along with his mobsters, seeks to prove he can outwit the Batman at every turn. Witts makes his existence known through a cascading series of events. "Apple Alice," a kindly old woman who would routinely offer Batman and Robin apples, was acting strangely. It is later revealed that "Apple Alice" is really Flo Murcell, a woman who works in Johnny Witts' mob, and Batman's suspicions are tailored by Witts himself in a plan that leads Batman straight to the scheming mobster.

As Batman dangles from a rope outside Johnny Witts' window, Witts tells the Caped Crusader that he would always be one step ahead of him; indeed, one of Witts' gang was on the roof above, ready to cut Batman's rope. Batman and Robin corner Johnny Witts by tailing Flo Murcell to his hideout. Witts had anticipated this, having removed the tracer on Murcell early in the day, but still the police have surrounded the place already, following a tracer that Batman and Robin placed on himself as well. Johnny Witts is taken to prison, where he takes solace in the fact that he knows exactly how he could have gotten out of that situation, though he arrived at the solution too late.

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  • Johnny Witts (First appearance)
  • Flo Murcell (Single appearance)
  • Joe (Single appearance)

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  • Monica (Single appearance)
  • Rajah (Single appearance)
  • Henri (Single appearance)
  • Antoine (Single appearance)

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