"The Stage Is Set... For Murder!": Batman is informed about a crime that would take place during a modern-dress production of Macbeth. Upon arriving, Batman prevents one of the actors from being shot and thus, he must discover which cast member is a would-be murderer.

Detective Comics #425 is an issue of the series Detective Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1972. It was published on May 30, 1972.

Synopsis for "The Stage Is Set... For Murder!"

Batman is informed about a crime that would take place during a modern-dress production of Macbeth. Upon arriving, Batman prevents one of the actors from being shot and thus, he must discover which cast member is a would-be murderer. After following a masked man in a carriage, investigating as Bruce Wayne on the backstage, interrogating some of the performers and preventing a second murder attemp on stage, Batman finally deduces the identity of the killer and captures him before he could claim anybody's life.

Appearing in "The Stage Is Set... For Murder!"

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  • Ezra Jimson (Single appearance)

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  • Del Sartre (Single appearance)
  • Barry Johnstone (Single appearance)
  • Claire Foster (Single appearance)
  • Tod Dunn (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "Open-and-Shut Case!"

A Vietnam War buddy of Jason Bard's has been committed to a psychiatric institution, but Bard doubts that he has committed the murder of which he is accused.

Appearing in "Open-and-Shut Case!"

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  • Matthew Clay (Single appearance)
  • Mordecai Zond (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Ms. Wilson (Single appearance)

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