“THE SPOOK THAT STALKED BATMAN.” Batman matches wits with the Spook, a criminal Houdini who springs convicts from within Gotham Prison, or even from within the Batmobile.
Batman encouters a mysterious opponent in "The Spook that stalked Batman!" The Spook is a mysterious character who seems to be able to appear and disappear at will. Not even the walls of a prison can keep him in or out. When Batman tries to pick up his trail, all the Caped Crusader discovers is a toy doll of the Spook. Frustrated at his lack of progress, Batman arrests the convict the Spook had earlier freed. The Caped Crusader then disguises himself as the criminal in question and takes his place in prison. The story leaves on a cliff hanger as the disguised Batman awaits a visit from the Spook - continues next issue.
Hawkman stars in "The Riddle of the Red-Handed Robber!" A jewel theif is caught red-handed, but when the police are called in, the jewel has disappeared. With no evidence against him, the man is released, but Katar (Hawkman) Hall keeps an eye on him. When the sleight of hand crook tries the same trick again, Hawkman tricks him into a confession by planting a jewel on him. Despite the man's attempts at a magical escape, the Winged Wonder catches him.