ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1968, ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE
all’ interno : BATMAN E ROBIN : CACCIA AL CRIMINALE- BATMAN & SUPERMAN : IL DOPPIO PRESAGIO – BATMAN & ROBIN : L’ ENIGMA DEGLI AFFRESCHI
CONDIZIONI : OTTIME, LIEVE ACCENNO DI PIEGA LONGITUDINALE E MARCA DI PIEGA NELL’ ANGOLO ALTO DESTRO DI COPERTINA, L’ALBO NON PRESENTA IL TIMBRO DI COPIA ARRETRATA
La pubblicazione delle
storie di Batman da parte di Mondadori non segue rigorosamente l’ ordine
cronologico, ma è in ordine sparso, abbastanza frammentata e a random,
in una confusione caotica e poco giustificabile pur con l’ attenuante
che all’ epoca le storie non erano caratterizzate da una continuity
referenziale e vincolante ; in questo numero
- Jim Condors
- Ed Condors
- The Lemon Brothers
- Unnamed Doctor
Batman and Robin arrive at a warehouse where the Lemon Brothers are
currently hiding out. Batman sends Robin around back while he attacks
from the front. While Batman is busy fighting the Lemon Brothers and
their thugs, Robin is attacked by an unknown assailant and beat within
an inch of his life. When Batman goes out to find out what happened to
the Boy Wonder, Batman is horrified to find that Robin has been savagely
beaten and vows to avenge his partner and capture those responsible.
After turning Robin over to the hospital, Batman returns to the
scene of the crime and gathers clues, deducing that the person who
attacked Robin was wearing sneakers, a corduroy jacket, and was tall and
strong. Searching through known criminal hang outs, Batman finds a man
meeting these characteristics and savagely attacks him. Although this
man denies any responsibility for Robin’s condition, Batman knocks him
out and drags him to police headquarters. There, Commissioner Gordon
regrets to inform Batman that the man is Jim Condors a prize fighter
whom Gordon himself witnessed during the fight and even got an
autograph. Still unconvinced, Batman asks the man to sign his name and
they compare the two signatures, and to Batman’s dismay they match.
Condors then threatens to sue Batman for the rough treatment he received
at the vigilantes hands.
Checking on Robin, Batman learns that the Boy Wonder is in stable
condition and will live. Batman then goes back to the Batcave to try
and figure out who would have attacked Robin. Looking through the list
of criminals that Robin had captured, Batman notices that one of them
was a man named Ed Condors, the twin brother of Jim. Batman shows up at
Ed Condors house and confronts Ed on posing as Jim while Jim went to
beat Robin. Knocking Ed out, Batman disguises himself and waits for Jim
to come home so that Batman can catch him confessing the crime.
“Ed” tells Jim that Robin is still alive and suggests his fear
that the Boy Wonder would be able to ID Jim, Jim tells “Ed” that he wore
a mask and while Jim goes out to bring it to “Ed”, Batman drops his
disguise and once more gives Jim a beatdown when he returns with the
mask. With both of the Condors knocked out, Batman turns them and the
evidence over to Commissioner Gordon.
Sometime later, Robin is released from the hospital and is fully capable to resume his career as Batman’s sidekick.
- Alfred Pennyworth
- Lex Luthor, Toyman, Brainiac, Prankster (Only cameo appearances )
- Gotham City
- 51° N 73° E
Secret of the Double Death-Wish” (Part 1; 9 pages)
The Cape-and-Cowl Crack-Up (Part 2; 8 pages)
Superman and Batman test out android doubles of themselves, but find that they do not pass muster.
- Alien Invaders
- The Orlak
- The Gazz
- Khau-Re (Egyptian Guard)
- a Pharaoh
After summoning Batman and Robin to an Egyptian dig site where the
two heroes fight a pair of alien monsters, Prof. Carter Nichols sends
the Dynamic Duo to the past, where they must liberate ancient Egyptians
from alien invaders.