Detective Comics #29

    Detective Comics » Detective Comics #29 - The Batman Meets Doctor Death released by DC Comics on July 1939.

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    1. Batman - The Batman Meets Doctor Death - Doctor Karl Hellfern plans to extort money from the wealthy of the world, but realizes that he must first get Batman out of the way. He has his henchmen lay an ambush for Batman, and Batman is shot, but not fatally, and he escapes. Then he comes back for the Doctor! (Fox / Kane)

      The Batman Meets Doctor Death.

      In his study, Doctor death talks to his servant Jabah on his plan on ruling the world. He knows there is only one thing in his way Batman. He decides to lure Batman with a personal notice column in the newspaper. Batman has to go to the General Post Office and ask for a letter addressed to John Jones. Bruce is given directions to meet at the Beverly Apartments. Bruce decides to go home and pack Glass Pellets of choking gas. Batman goes to the location only to be ambushed by two of Doctor Death's goons. Batman tackles a statue to knock down the killers. Then he interrogates, he says if they don't tell him he will kill him. Then Jabah comes out and shoots batman. Batman throws a gas pellet so he can escape. Batman goes to the doctor as Bruce Wayne. Then Doctor Death gives Jabah poison pollen so he can kill John P. Van Smith. Then Bruce saves John Van Smith by covering his mouth so he can't breath in the pollen. Bruce then follows Jabah as Batman and follows him to the hideout of Doctor Death. Batman ambushed Jabah and Doctor Death. Batman chases Doctor death to his lab. Doctor death starts a fire and seemingly is killed by it.

    2. Crime Never Pays

    3. The Stamp Detective

    4. Larry Steele - The Murder Of Ace Mullins

    5. Spy - Colonel Walsh and The Coastal Defense Plans

    6. The Crimson Avenger - The McNeal Kidnappers

    7. A Game For Two by Paul Dean (text)

    8. Speed Saunders - The Perfect Crime

    9. Bruce Nelson

    10. Cosmo, The Phantom of Disguise

    11. Slam Bradley
      First appearance of Golden Age Doctor Death


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    Gardner Fox's Contribution to the Batman Mythology 0

    For the third Batman story, writer Bill Finger is replaced by Gardner Fox. Fox was one of the most creative writers at D.C.; most people know him for the inventive story lines and villains he created in the Silver Age, particularly in The Flash, and most famously, the " Flash of Two Worlds" story.  As this comic demonstrates, Fox's creativity was already in evidence in Batman as early as the late 1930s. Prior to this issue, Batman was just a guy in a dark costume who used h...

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    I Do Funny Things Sometimes 0

    Who do you think the first villain for Batman who wasn't just some gang leader? Joker? Catwoman? Penguin? Riddler? Two-Face? If you thought any of those you were wrong! The first super villain that Batman fought was a odd fellow named Dr. Death who has made appearances (though very few) outside of this comic. So the story begins with Death reading about this hero named, The Batman. Wanting to kill Batman he sends a message to the personal message column to the Daily Paper (the name of the Gotham...

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    Detective Review #29 0

    I can't hide the fact that I was surprise to learn that the first real super vilain Batman encounter wasn't the Joker or any other common characters we have been used to it is the Doctor Death, who I never heard about before. Still, good story, with the little dark side that comes with Batman. Surprsingly, most of the other chapter of the issue were better than it used to be.......

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