"Batman: "The Cop Who Hated the Batman"": Years ago, during Batman's first missions, he tried to bring down a couple of gangsters. However, during the struggle, the most ruthless of the two criminals, shot his partner in the back, killing him instantly. A couple of of
Detective Comics #65 is an issue of the series Detective Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1942.
Synopsis for Batman: "The Cop Who Hated the Batman"
Years ago, during Batman's first missions, he tried to bring down a couple of gangsters. However, during the struggle, the most ruthless of the two criminals, shot his partner in the back, killing him instantly. A couple of officers from the Gotham City Police Department arrived and witnessed Batman leaving the room and assumed that he was the real killer.
In the present, Batman and Robin are summoned to the GCPD Headquarters, where Commissioner Gordon invites them to spend some vacations with him on a northern estate. The duo gladly joins him and soon they arrive at their destination. Upon arriving, Batman is greeted as a great hero, but there is one police officer who hates Batman for no apparent reason.
Later, the dam near town breaks and the city is flooded. Several people are in need of help and Batman and Robin join the rescue efforts. Batman is knocked unconscious after a fall and he is slowly drowning in the rising waters when the cop who hates him, saves his life. When asked why did he do it, the man refuses to answer and leaves. It is later revealed that this cop is the son of the man who died all those years ago and who was apparently killed by Batman.
The next day, Batman is asked to do a marksmanship test and he demonstrates how good he is with fire arms despite his hate towards them. This scene causes the cop to lose his temper and he demands a fight against Batman, which he loses in the end. A while later, the cop is informed that the man who used to work with his father is hiding in a hut nearby and the cop goes to the place, hoping to find the man and allow him to reveal the truth about Batman. However, when he arrives, he is ambushed and some thugs try to kill him before Batman and Robin arrive. The duo save the police and soon, the criminal arrives. He tells the truth about how he killed his partner in the past and how good it was for him that the police assumed that Batman had killed him. Realizing the error of his ways, the cop decides to work together with Batman and they capture the criminals without a real effort.
After the whole incident is cleared up, Batman and the cop shake hands as good friends.
Appearing in Batman: "The Cop Who Hated the Batman"
- Batman (Flashback and main story)
- Mike Nolan (Only appearance; dies)
- Nick Rocco (Single appearance)
- Soapie Joe (Single appearance)
- Tom Bolton (Single appearance)
- Gotham City Police Department (Flashback only)
Synopsis for Boy Commandos: "Nostradamus Predicts"
Appearing in Boy Commandos: "Nostradamus Predicts"
- Marshal Goering
- Bathingham (Single appearance)
- Professor Chibbs (Single appearance)
- Nostradamus (First appearance) (Flashback only)
- Queen Catherine (Flashback only)
- Easton School For Boys
- Easton School For Boys
Synopsis for Crimson Avenger: "The Red Letter Day Crimes"
Appearing in Crimson Avenger: "The Red Letter Day Crimes"
- Cuthert "Little Clerk" Meakens
- The Holiday Hoods: Mallet, Simpson, Wondro the Magician, others
- rodeo audience
- Mr. Sneed
Synopsis for Bart Regan, Spy: "The Case of the Man Who Sold Death"
Appearing in Bart Regan, Spy: "The Case of the Man Who Sold Death"
- Jimmy Harrison
- Mrs. Harrison
- Man Who Sold Death
Synopsis for Air Wave: "The Machine Man"
A renegade scientist, Professor Gurn, is upset that the local paper states that he is dead, following his last encounter with Air Wave. Gurn builds a robot suit that he wears to start a crime wave. The press begin to call him the Machine Man. Air Wave confronts Gurn but he gets away after using a tear gas grenade on the hero. Gurn lures Air Wave to the top of a building under construction by faking a slip and hanging on for his life. When Air Wave arrives to help, as Gurn predicted, he attacks Air Wave but he survives the initial attack and, in the ensuing fight, the Machine Man falls from the top of the building, though the robot suit he wears protects him and he survives. Gurn is apprehended but threatens to seek revenge against Air Wave.
Appearing in Air Wave: "The Machine Man"
- D. A. Cole
- Gurn's Robot Suit
Synopsis for Slam Bradley: "Mystery of the Priceless Pooch"
Appearing in Slam Bradley: "Mystery of the Priceless Pooch"
- Duke Dart, mob boss
- Nick Raus, rival mob boss
- Doc Doberman
- Published by Detective Comics, Inc.
- Batman: "The Cop Who Hated the Batman" is reprinted in Batman Archives Vol 2.
- Boy Commandos: "Nostradamus Predicts" is reprinted in DC 100-Page Super Spectacular #15.