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The Case Book

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Year One

1. Hi Diddle Riddle

Riddler uses a riddle to trick Batman and Robin into attacking him, then sues them for false arrest. Following clues hidden in the subpoena, they investigate Gotham City's newest discotheque, where Batman is drugged and Robin is kidnapped.

Highlight

Batman does the Batusi!

The Trap and Escape


2. Smack In The Middle

Batman is able to rescue Robin from the Riddler's hideout, and they rush to prevent an international incident when he tries to steal a Moldavian wooly mammoth.

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When Batman brings Riddler's disguised assistant into the Batcave, he makes a half-hearted attempt to save her, but she falls into the Batmobile's Nuclear Power Source. He later recalls this turn of events as "two ships passing in the night."

The Trap and Escape


3. Fine Feathered Finks

Penguin gives out umbrellas all over town (including one giant umbrella), but no crimes are committed. Batman and Robin are left with nothing but a colorful bat-brella to discern his scheme.

Highlight

Batman exhibits moderate powers of flight when he leaps twenty feet into the air in order to do a bat-climb.

The Trap and Escape


4. The Penguin's A Jinx

Batman and Robin analyze the bat-brella, not knowing that it contains an audio transmitter. Penguin is listening in on their discussion, and kidnaps visiting movie star Dawn Robbins after Batman unknowingly provides him with the details.

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Commissioner Gordon explains the origin of the bat-costume at a Stately Wayne Manor society function.

The Trap and Escape


5. The Joker Is Wild

After a robbery is foiled by Batman and his gadgets, Joker decides to make his own utility belt.

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Joker on the
mound
The Joker is genuinely scary while pitching at a prison softball game before he makes his escape with a giant coiled spring fashioned in the prison machine shop.

The Trap and Escape


6. Batman Is Riled

Joker plots to steal a new ocean liner, while the public loses faith in Batman and Robin after a string of failures.

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Batman and Robin almost deserve their public lambasting after a few streamers hanging from the ceiling prevents them from apprehending the Joker.

The Trap and Escape


7. Instant Freeze

Mr. Freeze returns for revenge against Batman, who spilled a beaker of instant freeze on him during a fight in his laboratory. He tries to pilfer a few diamonds while he's at it.

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The wackiest fight scene ever, involving Batman, Robin, five guys dressed up as Batman, five guys dressed up as Mr. Freeze, and three henchmen.

The Trap and Escape


8. Rats Like Cheese

Freeze kidnaps the Gotham City Eagles' star pitcher, and exchanges him for Batman to exact his revenge.

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Talk about climate
control
Freeze's hideout, which is kept at fifty degrees below zero, but has red-colored 'hotpaths' at room temperature, controlled by Freeze only.

The Trap and Escape


9. Zelda The Great

Zelda the Great steals $100,000 from the First National Bank to pay for Eivol Ekdal's newest creation, the Inescapable Doom Trap, to liven up her magician act. But Batman tricks her into thinking the money is counterfeit, and she must find another way to come up with the money.

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Security at Stately Wayne Manor proves to be woefully inadequate, when Aunt Harriet hops into Zelda's car after being told Dick injured himself playing in a playground.

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10. A Death Worse Than Fate

Batman and Robin are lured into the Inescapable Doom Trap, with Zelda watching so she will know how to get out of it. And two gangsters are waiting with machine guns for when they make their exit!

Highlight

After Zelda saves the Dynamic Duo's lives, she cries as she gives herself up. Batman tastes her tears to see if they're real.

The Trap and Escape


11. A Riddle A Day Keeps The Riddler Away

Riddler kidnaps the visiting King Boris to use as bait to catch Batman and Robin.

Highlight

Unaccustomed to being so close to a pair of real crimefighters, a woman gasps aloud as she observes Robin bravely solve a riddle.

The Trap and Escape


12. When The Rat's Away The Mice Will Play

Riddler hides a bomb somewhere in Gotham City and demands ransom, believing the caped crusaders to be deceased.

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A picture of Batman and Robin in goofy poses hangs in the Museum of Fame, they later bust through it to surprise Riddler.

The Trap and Escape


13. The Thirteenth Hat

A recently paroled Mad Hatter is kidnapping (and stealing the hats of) the members of the jury which sent him to jail. The final hat he wants is Batman's cowl because the Caped Crusader testified against him.

Highlight

We learn Warden Crichton is having a statue of Batman put in the prison to help inspire the convicts in his rehabilation program.


14. Batman Stands Pat

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15. The Joker Goes To School

Joker uses vending machines to give out money to high school students, hoping to encourage them to drop out and eventually turn to crime.

Highlight

Batman uses a megaphone to warn screaming, Robin-hungry teenagers to stay back from the Batmobile and its sensitive instruments.

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16. He Meets His Match, The Grisly Ghoul

Joker places a $50,000 bet against Gotham's Woodrow Roosevelt High in the upcoming basketball game against Disko Tech. To ensure that the favored home team loses, Joker plants next week's college exam papers in the milk vending machine in the gym. When the team's star players buy milk, Joker is there to take a picture of them with the exams. With this evidence, the players will be suspended from the school, ensuring a victory for Disko Tech. Such a victory will give Joker a $1,000,000!

Little does Joker know, however, a reformed Cheerleader Suzy has told Batman and Robin about his plan. The Dynamic Duo replaced the exam papers with fakes. There will be no suspensions!

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Dick Grayson goes undercover to try and become a member of Joker's gang. Dick's bad-boy facade includes wearing a leather jacket and leather gloves, calling Cheerleader Suzy, Sue-baby and bad-mouthing Millionaire Bruce Wayne. His charade fails because he cannot smoke a cigarette without choking.

The Trap and Escape


17. True Or False Face

False Face tries to get rid of Batman and Robin using his trademark, false clues, so he can continue his counterfeiting scheme.

Highlight

Batman's tortured cry of "False Face!" when he realizes he's been tricked by a false candy machine.

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18. Holy Rat Race

Batman and Robin try to stop False Face from robbing a bank, but he eludes them again and again with his incredible disguises.

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After being kidnapped by False Face, O'Hara publicly swears to get his revenge. This is probably not unusual, considering the chief's quick temper.

The Trap and Escape


19. The Purr-fect Crime

Batman and Robin try to puzzle out why Catwoman would steal two golden cats from Mister Andrews' private collection. They incorrectly guess she is going to steal the entire collection.

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After cruising around Gotham, Batman and Robin return to the Batcave where Robin and Alfred charge the Batmobile. Batman tells them to set the charge level to "17 triple O KW".

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20. Better Luck Next Time

Now in possession of the two golden cats, the Dynamic Duo learn lining the statues back to back creats a map leading to the Lost Treasure of Captain Manx. They track Catwoman to the underground caves where she has already found the treasure. In fleeing the Caped Crusaders, Catwoman attempts to leap across a chasm. She doesn't make it. Hanging off the side, she refuses to let go of the treasure to take Batman's hand, and seemingly plunges to her death.

Highlight

We learn Robin weighs 132 pounds and 10 ounces.

The Trap and Escape


21. The Penguin Goes Straight

It appears as if the Pequin has gone straight. He foils several robberies and opens up a protection agency. Batman and Robin are on edge as Penquin begins to hang around with Gotham's high society.

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Alfred doing undercover work as an insurance agent, attempts to place a 'bug' in Penquin's cigarette holder. When he is found out, Alfred literally pulls the rug out from under Penquin's feet and makes a quick getaway.

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22. Not Yet, He Ain't

Batman and Robin are wanted by the Gotham City Police for harrassing Penquin and attempted robbery despite Commissioner Gordon's protests. Despite all of this, the Dynamic Duo know Penquin has an evil plot to unhatch and continue to unravel the plot.

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Batman and Robin act like they have been driven insane by Penquin. They growl and twitch and initiate an unprovoked attack on Penquin and his henchmen. In fleeing the scene, the Caped Crusaders are pursued by Gotham Police and are gunned down in a back alley!

The Trap and Escape


23. The Ring Of Wax

Riddler uses a universal wax solvent he smuggled over from Europe in order to obtain a book entitled "Lost Treasure of the Incas". Inside, the secret location of the treasure is revealled.

Highlight

When Riddler has Batman and Robin in his clutches he could easily bump them off but he explains why he prefers to kill them slowly. "Why kill them fast when watching them die slowly is more entertaining. I want to savor every delicious moment of this."

The Trap and Escape


24. Give 'Em The Axe

The Riddler tracks the Incan treasure to an ancient sarcophagus on display at the Gotham City Museum.

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25. The Joker Trumps An Ace

Joker kidnaps the visiting Maharajah who is so rich he golfs with solid gold jewelled inlaid golf clubs. The Dynamic Duo thought the clubs were Joker's aim but he took the Maharajah too, for ransom.

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26. Batman Sets The Pace

Joker sends the Maharajah to the bank to sign a hefty check for his ransom. There is a catch, however; Batman must endorse it. Just as the Maharajah is about to walk out with the suitcase of money, Batman jumps on him and it becomes apparent it's the Joker in disguise. The real Maharajah was never in Gotham! Joker wanted the money but also to ruin Batman's good name by having him endorse a phony check.

Highlight

Does Commissioner Gordon ever go home? Late one evening, he's snoozing on the couch in his office--- a half-eaten sandwich and empty glass on the table suggests he didn't even leave for supper.

The Trap and Escape


27. The Curse Of Tut

King Tut is 'reincarnated' and claims Gotham City as his own. In addition, he captures millionaire Bruce Wayne and plans to hold him for ransom.

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28. The Pharoah's In A Rut

After Wayne gets away, King Tut tries to kidnap him again.

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After being subjected to the Phoebean pebble torture, Batman and King Tut's traitorous 'queen' are commanded to dance for Tut and his cronies. He puts on some 'bat-music' and Batman does some more dancing.

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29. The Bookworm Turns

In order to pull-off his latest caper, Bookworm needs to dispose of the Dynamic Duo. Although the heroes are aware of the impending trap, once seperated, Robin falls into the Bookworm's evil hands.

Highlight

As the Bookworm's henchmen rush the Dynamic Duo, Batman shouts, "Your glasses!" The henchmen (all who are wearing glasses) stop and remove their spectacles. "Remember," says Batman to Robin, "Never hit a man with glasses."

The Trap and Escape


Bookworm and Lisa
in the Batmobile

30. While Gotham City Burns

By luring the heroes into a giant cookbook, Bookworm is able to steal the Batmobile. He plans to use the Bat-beam to break into the Gotham City library to steal the many literary treasures within. A secret mic in the Batmobile relays Bookworm's plan to Batman and Robin who rush to the scene.

Highlight

Chief O'Hara looking visibly scared when driving in the Batmobile with Batman.

The Trap and Escape


31. Death In Slow Motion

The Riddler makes a silent movie about his capers and Batman and Robin are the stars.

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Riddler crashes a temperance party at the Van Jones residence by spiking the lemonade with a temper enhancer. Very quickly the guests get angry at one another and the insults start to fly. Even Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara get grumpy, saying many things quite unbecoming of Gotham City's finest. A horrified Batman attempts to stop a brawl that breaks out but to no avail.

The Trap and Escape


32. The Riddler's False Notion

It becomes apparent Mister Van Jones, a collector of silent films, paid Riddler to make this movie, and Riddler has his own finale in mind--- the death of Robin!

Highlight

Commissioner Gordon's child-like wonder when he visits the Batcave. "Great scott! At last, the fabulous Batcave," he says as he looks at all of the high-tech equipment.

The Trap and Escape


33. Fine Finny Fiends

Penguin brainwashes Alfred in order to discover the secret location of the Multimillionaires' Annual Award Dinner. Penguin hopes to steal the $12 million Gotham's millionaires are donating to a charity.

Highlight

A congratulatory handshake from Chief O'Hara leaves Commissioner Gordon with a sore hand.

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34. Batman Makes The Scenes

In order to catch Penguin in the act, Batman leaks a false rumor that the dinner is being held at Wayne Manor.

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At the dinner, Dick Grayson is having trouble holding his own in a conversation with a bathing suit beauty so Bruce Wayne comes and 'rescues' him.

The Trap and Escape


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