Hate of the Hooded Hangman! / The Tantalizing Troubles of the Triod Thieves! last edited by pikahyper on 03/27/20 08:03AM View full history

Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson go to a wrestling match starring the Hooded Hangman. Later, Batman sees the Hooded Hangman leaving the scene of a burglary, though he claims innocence.

  1. "Hate of the Hooded Hangman!" (Batman and Robin)
  2. "The Tantalizing Troubles of the Triod Thieves!" (Elongated Man) written by Gardner Fox, penciled and inked by Carmine Infantino.

The back up story features the Elongated Man as he helps Zatanna in her quest to find her father Zatara. Setting her sight s on a magical tripod which is for sale in a knick-knack shop, the maid of magic is disappointed to find said object is stolen. Undaunted, she magically causes the thieves to return to the shop in question. The Elongated Man then discovers "The Tantalising trouble of the Tripod thieves."

Ralph Dibny caught the same robbers as they committed another crime. However, before he could take them to the police, they floated off. Unable to stop them, Elongated Man followed their trail to the shop where they had stolen the tripod. There, Ralph returned the tripod to Zatanna and the two heroes overcame the robbers in question. Ralph returned to Sue and Zatanna returned to her search.

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The first story here focuses on Batman and is a fairly typical one of the silver age or golden age. It focuses on someone wanting to reveal Batman's identity. A usual plot device is used to make sure that this doesn't happen, and so the story comes off a bit cliched. The second story features the Elongate Man as he faces off against some thieves. This eventually brings him up against Zatanna who has been manipulating them unwittingly. This story is a bit more engaging, but doesn't really d...

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