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| CoverArtist1 = Fred Ray
 
| CoverArtist1 = Fred Ray
   
| Editor1_1 = Murray Boltinoff
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| Editor1_1 = Whitney Ellsworth
| Editor1_2 = Mort Weisinger
 
| Editor2_1 = Murray Boltinoff
 
| Editor2_2 = Mort Weisinger
 
| Editor3_1 = Murray Boltinoff
 
| Editor3_2 = Mort Weisinger
 
| Editor4_1 = Murray Boltinoff
 
| Editor4_2 = Mort Weisinger
 
| Editor5_1 = Murray Boltinoff
 
| Editor5_2 = Mort Weisinger
 
| Editor6_1 = Murray Boltinoff
 
| Editor6_2 = Mort Weisinger
 
| Editor7_1 = Murray Boltinoff
 
| Editor7_2 = Mort Weisinger
 
   
 
| Writer1_1 = Bill Finger
 
| Writer1_1 = Bill Finger
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| Letterer7_1 = Howard Sherman
 
| Letterer7_1 = Howard Sherman
   
| Quotation = [[Bruce Wayne (Earth-Two)|You]] know... I don't know why I go to such lenghts to dispose of you... When all I need to do is rip off your mask... reveal your name to the underworld-- Ha!Ha! No! It's too simple-- Unworthy of my intelligence! And I like this battle of wits! The hunt... the chase! That's the breath of life to me!
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| Quotation = [[Bruce Wayne (Earth-Two)|You]] know... I don't know why I go to such lengths to dispose of you... When all I need to do is rip off your mask... reveal your name to the underworld-- Ha!Ha! No! It's too simple-- Unworthy of my intelligence! And I like this battle of wits! The hunt... the chase! That's the breath of life to me!
 
| Speaker = [[Joker (Earth-Two)|Joker]]
 
| Speaker = [[Joker (Earth-Two)|Joker]]
   
| StoryTitle1 = Laugh, Town, Laugh
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| StoryTitle1 = Batman: "Laugh, Town, Laugh"
 
| Synopsis1 =
 
| Synopsis1 =
A famous comedian dies in [[Gotham City]] and he leaves his wealth to one man among some of the great comedians in the city. All they have to do is win a contest for the best joke and the wealth is for the winner.
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A famous comedian dies in [[Gotham City]] and he leaves his wealth to one man among some of the great comedians in the city. All they have to do is win a contest for the best joke and the wealth is for the winner. Meanwhile, [[Joker (Earth-Two)|Joker]] escapes from prison by creating a big explosion and soon, he learns of the comedian's will. Thinking that he is the only one worthy of that wealth, Joker decides to enter the contest.
   
Meanwhile, [[Joker (Earth-Two)|Joker]] escapes from prison by creating a bid explosion and soon, he learns of the comedians' will. Thinking that he is the only worthy of that wealth, Joker decides to enter the contest.
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Not long after this, the [[Bat-Signal]] is activated and [[Bruce Wayne (Earth-Two)|Batman]] and [[Richard Grayson (Earth-Two)|Robin]] are summoned to the [[GCPD Headquarters]]. The Dynamic Duo tag along with [[James Gordon (Earth-Two)|Commissioner Gordon]] to the latest crime scene, where one of the comedians participating to win the prize is found dead and with a note from Joker near his body. After Gordon asks for Batman's help, another body is found with another note from the Joker. Batman and Robin follow the clues to the possible next victim and they save the third comedian from being murdered by the Joker, but while they're doing so, the criminal manages to escape.
   
Not long after this, the [[Bat-Signal]] is activated and [[Bruce Wayne (Earth-Two)|Batman]] and [[Richard Grayson (Earth-Two)|Robin]] are summoned to the [[GCPD Headquarters]]. The dynamic duo tag along [[James Gordon (Earth-Two)|Commissioner Gordon]] to the latest crime scene, where one of the comedians participating to win the prize is found dead and with a note from Joker near his body. After Gordon asks Batman's help, another body is found with another note from Joker. Batman and Robin follow the clues to the possible next victim and they save the third comedian from being murdered by the Joker, but while they're doing so, the criminal manages to escape.
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After this, Joker goes for his next target and he uses some of his trademark [[Joker Venom]] to eliminate the fourth comedian. At that moment, Batman and Robin stop some of Joker's henchmen to kill the next target and after this, they follow one of the thugs to Joker's hideout in a boat. Using some air-inflated raft-shoes, Batman and Robin get inside the boat unnoticed and they unleash their might against the criminals. Robin is distracted trying to save the last comedian, who was kidnapped by the Joker, and Batman falls into a trap and the Joker takes him away from his partner.
   
After this, Joker goes for his next target and he uses some of his trademark [[Joker Venom]] to eliminate the fourth comedian. At that moment, Batman and Robin stop some of Joker's henchmen to kill the next target and aftet this, they follow one of the thugs to Joker's hideout in a boat. Using some air-inflated raft-shoes, Batman and Robin get inside the boat unnoticed and they unleash their might against the criminals. Robin is distracted trying to save the last comedian, who was kidnapped by Joker and Batman falls into a trap and the Joker takes him away from his partner.
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When Batman recovers, he finds himself in a deadly trap <!-- of some sort -->designed by the Joker, who at first is curious to know the real identity of Batman, but later he decides he is not interested at all. As Joker leaves, Batman finds a way <!-- what way? -->to escape the trap and after joining Robin, they follow the clues to the Joker, who is collecting the famous dead comedian's wealth. Joker is frustrated when he realizes that the jewels are merely imitations and in his rage, he forgets that he's being chased by Batman and Robin, and the Joker is captured at last. Ironically, the jewels were in fact one hundred percent genuine, but Joker somehow mistook them, which led to his capture.
   
When Batman recovers, he finds himself in a deadly trap designed by the Joker, who at first is curious to know the real identity of Batman, but later he decides he is not interested at all. As Joker leaves, Batman finds a way to escape the trap and after joining Robin, they follow the clues to Joker, who is collecting the famous comedian's wealth. Joker is frustrated when he realizes that the jewels are merely imitations and in his rage, he forgets that he's being chased by Batman and Robin and the Joker is captured at last. Ironically, the jewels were in fact one hundred percent original, but Joker somehow mistook them, which led to his capture.
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| StoryTitle2 = Bart Regan, Spy: "The Counterfeiters"
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| StoryTitle3 = Cliff Crosby: "The Adventure of the Champagne Corks"
| StoryTitle2 = The Counterfeiters
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| StoryTitle4 = Crimson Avenger: "The Case of the Crazy Crimes"
| StoryTitle3 = The Adventure of the Champagne Corks
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| StoryTitle5 = Air Wave: "Mr. Mystery"
| StoryTitle4 = The Case of the Crazy Crimes
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| StoryTitle6 = Larry Steele: "The Case of the Murdered Commander"
| StoryTitle5 = Mr. Mystery
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| StoryTitle7 = Slam Bradley: "Hogan's Happy Hollow!"
| StoryTitle6 = The Case of the Murdered Commander
 
| StoryTitle7 = Hogan's Happy Hollow!
 
   
 
| Synopsis2 =
 
| Synopsis2 =
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* {{a|[[James Gordon (Earth-Two)|James Gordon]]}}
 
* {{a|[[James Gordon (Earth-Two)|James Gordon]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Richard Grayson (Earth-Two)|Robin]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Richard Grayson (Earth-Two)|Robin]]}}
'''Villains:'''
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'''Antagonists:'''
 
* {{apn|[[Joker (Earth-Two)|Joker]]|Batman #9|Detective Comics #64}}
 
* {{apn|[[Joker (Earth-Two)|Joker]]|Batman #9|Detective Comics #64}}
 
* Joker's henchmen
 
* Joker's henchmen
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'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
 
* {{a|[[Gotham City]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Gotham City]]}}
:* {{a|[[GCPD Headquarters]]}}
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** {{a|[[GCPD Headquarters]]}}
:* {{a|[[Wayne Manor]]}}
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** {{a|[[Wayne Manor]]}}
 
'''Items:'''
 
'''Items:'''
 
* {{a|[[Bat-Signal]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Bat-Signal]]}}
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'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
* Tommy Carson
 
* Tommy Carson
'''Villains:'''
 
* Unknown
 
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
* Schultz {{Only}}
 
* Schultz {{Only}}
'''Locations:'''
 
* {{a|[[Earth-Two]]}}
 
'''Items:'''
 
* Unknown
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* Unknown
 
   
 
| Appearing3 =
 
| Appearing3 =
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'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
* Kay Nevers
 
* Kay Nevers
'''Villains:'''
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'''Antagonists:'''
* Unknown
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* The Lean Man {{green|jewel thief}}
'''Other Characters:'''
 
* Unknown
 
'''Locations:'''
 
* {{a|[[Earth-Two]]}}
 
'''Items:'''
 
* Unknown
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* Unknown
 
   
 
| Appearing4 =
 
| Appearing4 =
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'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
* {{a|[[Wing How (New Earth)|Wing]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Wing How (New Earth)|Wing]]}}
'''Villains:'''
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'''Antagonists:'''
 
* Joe Mogul {{Only}}
 
* Joe Mogul {{Only}}
 
* Fingers {{Only}}
 
* Fingers {{Only}}
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* Murphy {{Only}}
 
* Murphy {{Only}}
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
* {{a|[[Earth-Two]]}}
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* {{a|[[New York City]]}}
'''Items:'''
 
* Unknown
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* Unknown
 
   
 
| Appearing5 =
 
| Appearing5 =
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'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
* D.A. Cole
 
* D.A. Cole
'''Villains:'''
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'''Antagonists:'''
 
* {{a|[[Mister Mystery (Earth-Two)|Mr. Mystery]]}} {{Only}}
 
* {{a|[[Mister Mystery (Earth-Two)|Mr. Mystery]]}} {{Only}}
'''Other Characters:'''
 
* Unknown
 
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
* Unknown
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* {{a|[[New York City]]}}
'''Items:'''
 
* Unknown
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* Unknown
 
   
 
| Appearing6 =
 
| Appearing6 =
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
* {{a|[[Lawrence Steele (Earth-Two)|Larry Steele]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Lawrence Steele (Earth-Two)|Larry Steele]]}}
'''Supporting Characters:'''
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'''Antagonists:'''
* Unknown
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* Walsh {{green|janitor}}
'''Villains:'''
 
* Unknown
 
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
* Unknown
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* Jim Talbot {{green|valet}}
'''Locations:'''
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* Flight Commander Jackson
* {{a|[[Earth-Two]]}}
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'''Items:'''
 
* Unknown
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* Unknown
 
   
 
| Appearing7 =
 
| Appearing7 =
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'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
* {{a|[[Samuel Morgan (New Earth)|Shorty Morgan]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Samuel Morgan (New Earth)|Shorty Morgan]]}}
'''Villains:'''
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'''Antagonists:'''
* Unknown
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* Happy Hogan
'''Other Characters:'''
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* Gloomy Gus
* Gloomy Gus {{Only}}
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** some clowns
'''Locations:'''
 
* {{a|[[Earth-Two]]}}
 
'''Items:'''
 
* Unknown
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* Unknown
 
 
   
 
| Notes =
 
| Notes =
* "Laugh, Town, Laugh" is reprinted in ''[[Batman Archives Vol 2 (Collected)|Batman Archives, Volume 2]]'' and {{co|Batman Chronicles Vol 6 (Collected)}}.
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* Published by [[DC Comics|Detective Comics, Inc.]]
* [[Batman]] and [[Robin]] appeared last in {{c|World's Finest #5}}. They appear next in {{cnst|Detective Comics #63}}.
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* ''Batman:'' "Laugh, Town, Laugh" is reprinted in ''[[Batman Archives Vol 2 (Collected)|Batman Archives, Volume 2]]'' and {{co|Batman Chronicles Vol 6 (Collected)}}.
* [[James Gordon]] appeared last in {{cnst|Detective Comics #60}}. He appears next in {{c|World's Finest #6}}.
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** [[Batman]] and [[Robin]] appeared last in {{c|World's Finest #5}}. They appear next in {{cnst|Detective Comics #63}}.
* The [[Joker]] appeared last in {{cnst|Detective Comics #60}}. He appears next in {{cnst|Batman #11}}.
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** [[James Gordon]] appeared last in {{cnst|Detective Comics #60}}. He appears next in {{c|World's Finest #6}}.
* The [[Crimson Avenger]] appeared last in {{c|World's Finest #5}}. He appears next in {{cnst|Leading Comics #2}}.
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** The [[Joker]] appeared last in {{cnst|Detective Comics #60}}. He appears next in {{cnst|Batman #11}}.
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* The ''[[Crimson Avenger]]'' appeared last in {{c|World's Finest #5}}. He appears next in {{cnst|Leading Comics #2}}.
   
 
| Trivia =
 
| Trivia =
* This is the first time any of the [[Batman Villains]] had the chance to learn Batman's secret idenity. Ironically, it is the Joker and he realizes he doesn't want to know.
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* This is the first time any of the [[Batman Villains]] had the chance to learn Batman's secret identity. Ironically, it is the Joker and he realizes he doesn't want to know.
   
 
| Recommended =
 
| Recommended =
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| Links =
 
| Links =
 
* [[Wikipedia:Detective Comics|Detective Comics article at Wikipedia]]
 
* [[Wikipedia:Detective Comics|Detective Comics article at Wikipedia]]
* [http://www.dcuguide.com/Bm/Tec.php Detective Comics series index at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
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* [https://www.dcuguide.com/Bm/Tec.php Detective Comics series index at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
* [http://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=spy Bart Regan biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
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* [https://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=spy Bart Regan biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
 
* [[Wikipedia:Batman|Batman article at Wikipedia]]
 
* [[Wikipedia:Batman|Batman article at Wikipedia]]
* [http://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=batmanga Batman (Golden Age) biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
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* [https://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=batmanga Batman (Golden Age) biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
 
* [[Wikipedia:Crimson Avenger|Crimson Avenger article at Wikipedia]]
 
* [[Wikipedia:Crimson Avenger|Crimson Avenger article at Wikipedia]]
* [http://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=crimsonavenger Crimson Avenger biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
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* [https://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=crimsonavenger Crimson Avenger biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
 
* [[Wikipedia:Slam Bradley|Slam Bradley article at Wikipedia]]
 
* [[Wikipedia:Slam Bradley|Slam Bradley article at Wikipedia]]
* [http://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=slambradley Slam Bradley biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
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* [https://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=slambradley Slam Bradley biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
 
* [[Wikipedia:Speed Saunders|Speed Saunders article at Wikipedia]]
 
* [[Wikipedia:Speed Saunders|Speed Saunders article at Wikipedia]]
* [http://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=speedsaunders Speed Saunders biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
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* [https://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=speedsaunders Speed Saunders biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
 
}}
 
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Latest revision as of 06:24, August 31, 2019

"Batman: "Laugh, Town, Laugh"": A famous comedian dies in Gotham City and he leaves his wealth to one man among some of the great comedians in the city. All they have to do is win a contest for the best joke and the wealth is for the winner. Meanwhile, Joker escapes fr


Quote1 You know... I don't know why I go to such lengths to dispose of you... When all I need to do is rip off your mask... reveal your name to the underworld-- Ha!Ha! No! It's too simple-- Unworthy of my intelligence! And I like this battle of wits! The hunt... the chase! That's the breath of life to me! Quote2
Joker

Detective Comics #62 is an issue of the series Detective Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1942.

Appearing in Batman: "Laugh, Town, Laugh"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Buster Parks (a comedian)
  • Claude S. Tilley (a comedian)
  • Denny Jackson (a comedian)
  • Freddie Banter (a comedian) (Only appearance; dies)
  • Happy Hanson (a comedian) (Only appearance; dies)
  • Ted Allenby (a comedian) (Only appearance; dies)

Locations:

Items:

Vehicles:

Synopsis for Batman: "Laugh, Town, Laugh"

A famous comedian dies in Gotham City and he leaves his wealth to one man among some of the great comedians in the city. All they have to do is win a contest for the best joke and the wealth is for the winner. Meanwhile, Joker escapes from prison by creating a big explosion and soon, he learns of the comedian's will. Thinking that he is the only one worthy of that wealth, Joker decides to enter the contest.

Not long after this, the Bat-Signal is activated and Batman and Robin are summoned to the GCPD Headquarters. The Dynamic Duo tag along with Commissioner Gordon to the latest crime scene, where one of the comedians participating to win the prize is found dead and with a note from Joker near his body. After Gordon asks for Batman's help, another body is found with another note from the Joker. Batman and Robin follow the clues to the possible next victim and they save the third comedian from being murdered by the Joker, but while they're doing so, the criminal manages to escape.

After this, Joker goes for his next target and he uses some of his trademark Joker Venom to eliminate the fourth comedian. At that moment, Batman and Robin stop some of Joker's henchmen to kill the next target and after this, they follow one of the thugs to Joker's hideout in a boat. Using some air-inflated raft-shoes, Batman and Robin get inside the boat unnoticed and they unleash their might against the criminals. Robin is distracted trying to save the last comedian, who was kidnapped by the Joker, and Batman falls into a trap and the Joker takes him away from his partner.

When Batman recovers, he finds himself in a deadly trap designed by the Joker, who at first is curious to know the real identity of Batman, but later he decides he is not interested at all. As Joker leaves, Batman finds a way to escape the trap and after joining Robin, they follow the clues to the Joker, who is collecting the famous dead comedian's wealth. Joker is frustrated when he realizes that the jewels are merely imitations and in his rage, he forgets that he's being chased by Batman and Robin, and the Joker is captured at last. Ironically, the jewels were in fact one hundred percent genuine, but Joker somehow mistook them, which led to his capture.

Appearing in Bart Regan, Spy: "The Counterfeiters"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Tommy Carson

Other Characters:

  • Schultz (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Bart Regan, Spy: "The Counterfeiters"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Cliff Crosby: "The Adventure of the Champagne Corks"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Kay Nevers

Antagonists:

  • The Lean Man (jewel thief)

Synopsis for Cliff Crosby: "The Adventure of the Champagne Corks"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Crimson Avenger: "The Case of the Crazy Crimes"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Joe Mogul (Single appearance)
  • Fingers (Single appearance)
  • Snapper (Single appearance)
  • Tug (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Murphy (Single appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Crimson Avenger: "The Case of the Crazy Crimes"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Air Wave: "Mr. Mystery"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • D.A. Cole

Antagonists:

Locations:

Synopsis for Air Wave: "Mr. Mystery"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Larry Steele: "The Case of the Murdered Commander"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Walsh (janitor)

Other Characters:

  • Jim Talbot (valet)
  • Flight Commander Jackson

Synopsis for Larry Steele: "The Case of the Murdered Commander"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Slam Bradley: "Hogan's Happy Hollow!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Happy Hogan
  • Gloomy Gus
    • some clowns

Synopsis for Slam Bradley: "Hogan's Happy Hollow!"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

Trivia

  • This is the first time any of the Batman Villains had the chance to learn Batman's secret identity. Ironically, it is the Joker and he realizes he doesn't want to know.



See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

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