"A Victim's Victim!": An Indian race-car driver enters Bruce Wayne's private office at the Wayne Foundation and accuses him of backing a competitor and having his eye shot out by a sniper during his last race. Bruce manages to get the situation under control after
Detective Comics #394 is an issue of the series Detective Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1969.
Synopsis for "A Victim's Victim!"
An Indian race-car driver enters Bruce Wayne's private office at the Wayne Foundation and accuses him of backing a competitor and having his eye shot out by a sniper during his last race. Bruce manages to get the situation under control after a brief struggle with the man and he talks some sense into the racer. After thinking Wayne's arguments, the racer decides to give the situation a second thought, which gives Bruce the chance to investigate as Batman.
Going out on a new vehicle, Batman reaches the racing track and investigates the evidence on the place. His investigations lead him to the parking place of the vehicles and he takes a closer look to the vehicle of the racer he sponsored as Bruce Wayne. Batman finds the empty shell of a bullet and after listening to the real criminals behind the crime, he finds the weapon. The thugs notice Batman's presence and a fight ensues. Batman holds his ground for a few minutes, but soon he is outnumbered by the thugs. At that moment, the indian racer arrives and helps Batman defeat the criminals responsible for his tragedy. When the leader of the thugs tries to escape on Bruce Wayne's sponsored vehicle, the racer chases him to the racing track, where he forces the thug to lose control of the car and run over a high edge, killing the thug immediately. Batman rounds up the rest of the thugs and he then talks to the indian racer, who is somehow grateful for the talk with Wayne, but feels guilty of destroying the car. Batman then promises the racer that Bruce Wayne will try to get a good word about him to the racing commission.
Appearing in "A Victim's Victim!"
- Dakota Jones (former racer) (Single appearance)
- Chance Collins (Single appearance)
- Trim (Single appearance)
- Maxie (Single appearance)
- Scoot Hanson (race car driver) (Single appearance)
- Miss Atkins (Victims Inc.'s secretary) (First appearance)
- Dick Grayson (Cameo)
- Sports Car
- Race Car
Synopsis for "Strike... While the Campus Is Hot"
On his day of registration at Hudson University, Dick Grayson is unable to enter the building as there are a few students creating turmoil and preventing other people from entering. The leader of the riots dares the authorities at the University to call the police, but they refuse to comply with such demands. After this statement, a couple of police cars appear and a group of officers start assaulting the students. Dick finds the situation hard to believe and he soon realizes that they are not real cops, but when he tries to stop them, he is knocked unconscious and taken away to a barn hideout, in order to prevent him from telling the truth.
When he comes around, Dick learns that the fake cops are in cahoots with the leader of the protests and they want to make it look as if the authorities of the university have allowed police brutality on their students. Changing to his Robin outfit, Dick starts beating the leader of the riots to a pulp, but he soon realizes that he has been played by the thugs, who had allowed him to continue in order to make their ruse look real.
Appearing in "Strike... While the Campus Is Hot"
- "Fire-Brand" Fran (First appearance)
- Jonah Ramm (First appearance)
- Walt (First appearance)
- Chort (First appearance)
- Mrs. Higgins (Single appearance)
- Dean Lewis (Dean of Hudson U.) (Single appearance)
- Chief Hawkins (police chief) (Single appearance)
- "A Victim's Victim!" is the continuation of the story that started in Batman #217.
- "Strike... While the Campus Is Hot" is reprinted in Showcase Presents: Robin, the Boy Wonder Vol. 1 and Robin: 80 Years of the Boy Wonder: The Deluxe Edition.