“CASE OF THE COSTUME-CLAD KILLERS.” Batman and Robin set out to clash with a clever gang that steals the uniforms and equipment of police and firemen to commit crimes. But Batman has already identified the person behind this as someone who would relish the “humor” of the situation: The Joker!
“LAUGH, TOWN, LAUGH.” Comedian Happy Hanson passes away, but leaves behind a strange will. A clause states that five top-notch comedians have the chance to tell the funniest joke in a contest, thereby winning clues Hanson has left leading to a fabulous fortune. Then...The Joker enters the contest.
“A GENTLEMAN IN GOTHAM!” Charged with stealing jewels in a foreign dictator's land, Michael Baffle is supposedly shot and killed. But he cheats death and makes his way to America, the land of the free, and Baffle wonders just how free this land's wealth really is. Batman and Robin have other ideas.
Endeavoring to lose some weight, Alfred goes on an exercise program at an out-of-the-way place in the country. While he is gone, the Caped Crusaders face an evil doctor, who uses a certain potion that allows him to control peopleÕs actions, and in the end, they are saved by a mysterious Òthin manÓ who knows their secret identities. NOTE: Not all backup stories advertised on the cover are be included.
The Dynamic Duo must stop Ivan Krafft, who has developed a Òschool,Ó under the cover of a gentlemanÕs sporting club, to train criminals on successful crime techniques and then send them out on lucrative criminal endeavors. NOTE: Not all backup stories advertised on the cover are be included.
Four members of a famed card club become the targets for the Clown Prince of Crime, but Batman and Robin discover that The Joker didnÕt commit the crimes, and they attempt to track down the real culprit. NOTE: Not all backup stories advertised on the cover are be included.
When Alfred hears a radio report that Robin has been captured by a gang of thieves, he decides to use his detective prowess to track the Boy Wonder down and rescue him...even though Bruce Wayne has warned him never to go out on a case alone. NOTE: Not all backup stories advertised on the cover are be included.
Bruce and Dick disguise themselves as umbrella repairmen in order to get the Penguin to surface, but when he does, he has a surprise in store for the Dynamic Duo. He then buys an umbrella shop and does his own repairs, placing radio devices into umbrellas in order to direct his men on jobs. NOTE: Not all backup stories advertised on the cover are be included.
Bruce and Dick go undercover to get the goods on a loan shark who gladly makes loans to people down on their luck. But the loans have huge interest rates attached to them, and if the borrower refuses to pay those rates, they are eliminated. NOTE: Not all backup stories advertised on the cover are be included.
A group of crooks, led by Brainy Bulow, are down on their luck and worried that they canÕt make a dishonest dollar. Then they notice a ÒWantedÓ poster and decide to go into an honest business for once: rounding up wanted felons and cashing in on their rewards!
After Batman helps the police round up a group of notorious crime czars, a new criminal rescues them and organizes them into a new underworld organization, which is designed to efficiently loot all of America! Disclaimer: May contain offensive imagery that does not reflect the views and or policies of DC Comics.
The Batman tracks down an unusual safe that holds the loot taken years before by the SlasherÕs mob. With the Slasher supposedly dead, the villain has left behind a note leading the Caped Crusaders to the safe, which has seven switches, only one of which opens the door...the rest are connected to a bomb! Disclaimer: May contain offensive imagery that does not reflect the views and or policies of DC Comics.
The Penguin, operating out of a hideout he considers foolproof, police-proof and Batman-proof, concocts a scheme in which he freezes a person, then sends the box with the body to relatives in exchange for the payment of a certain sum of money to safely have them restored to life. Disclaimer: May not contain all stories originally published
Bruce is saddled with the responsibility of taking care of a womanÕs twins for several days, but when he accidentally discovers jewels inside one of the twinsÕ rattles, the Batman takes over to prove the innocence of a store owner and ex-con charged with the theft of those jewels.
The former dean of Gotham University opens ÒTrouble, Inc.,Ó a business designed to give its clients a helping hand when they really need it. Unfortunately, Sam Slick learns of this and decides to blackmail the clients, which Batman and Robin must stop ASAP!
“ACROSTIC OF CRIME!” Batman races against the clock to save the life of The Boy Wonder, Robin who has been captured by the Joker! “THE NIGHT OWLS’ MUSICALE.” Slam and Shorty are on the case, as a gang of jewelry store robbers use kites to get their stolen loot out of store windows! Plus, “SOMETHING IN THE AIR” and “JOURNEY TO NOWHERE!”
“THE MAN WHO LIVED IN A GLASS HOUSE.” Batman and Robin defend a home from crooks. But this isn’t just any home, it’s made entirely of glass! “DEAD MEN CAN TELL TALES.” Air Wave discovers that the mother of a close friend is getting scammed by a crooked medium. “MOLAR MOBSTERS.” Slam Bradley and Shorty go up against a gang using stolen laughing gas to rob their victims!
“FOWL PLAY.” Breaking out of jail once more, the Penguin becomes the assistant to reclusive ornithologist Professor Boyd. Can Batman and Robin track the Penguin down without falling for one of his traps? Plus, Slam Bradley in “SHORTY GROWS UP” and the Boy Commandoes in “THE FIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.”