Challenge of the Consumer Crusader; Death Shares the Spotlight! last edited by pikahyper on 02/07/19 09:30PM View full history

Batman helps save a consumer advocate from murder and discovers the extortionist who is shielding herself behind his front. Continuing from last issue, when Barbara Gordon is taken out on a date by Jason Bard to see the play Invitation to Murder, the couple soon find themselves entangled in an attempted murder of Hollywood’s “Royal Couple,” Robbie and Tiz Marlow. Leaving Jason behind to guard the starlets, Babs goes off to call the police.

Batman prevents the murder of "Consumer Crusader" Tom Carson. Someone has hired hitmen to kill him for his campaign to clean up the streets - but who? Big business? Batman follows the trail to a local businessman, but he can't believe he is the person behind this plot, so he disguises himself as the "ghost" of Tom Carson to make the businessman tell all he knows. The trail eventually leads to a woman who runs a car destruction plant - seems she's the one who has it in for Carson.

On a night at the theatre, Barbara Gordon and Jason Bard are present when an assassination attempt is made on a Hollywood actor. Seems the perpetrator is a fellow actor, who was once engaged to his rival's bride to be. As Bard finds out when he leaves Batgirl to try and find Barbara again, the path of true love never runs smooth.

  1. "Challenge of the Consumer Crusader" (Batman) written by Frank Robbins, penciled by Bob Brown and inked by Dick Giordano.
  2. "Death Shares the Spotlight!" (Batgirl) written by Frank Robbins, penciled and inked by Don Heck.
  3. "Ancient Crime-Detection Methods!" one page with four panels featuring an ancient Asian method of having the accused swallow rice and a Middle Eastern method that involved pulling a donkey's tail that was coated with soot.
  4. "The Forbidden Trick!" "A Demand Classic" reprinted from Detective Comics #211.
  5. "The Case of the Finders Keepers" "A DC Extra" reprinted from Gang Busters #54.

Notes

  • Letter to the editor from Clem Robins of Sheffield, Massachusetts.
  • Letter to the editor from Mike W. Barr of Akron, Ohio.
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