Night of the Stalker!; Chapter 3: The Resurrection of Paul Kirk last edited by pikahyper on 11/29/18 09:28PM View full history

Batman witnesses a couple get shot in front of their child! This 100-page issue contains backup stories featuring the Atom, Hawkman, Manhunted, Doctor Fate and Kid Eternity.

  1. "Night of the Stalker!" (Batman) written by Steve Englehart, Vin and Sal Amendola, penciled by Vin and Sal Amendola and inked by Dick Giordano.
  2. "Riddle of the Clown" reprinted from Flash Comics #92.
  3. "The Gold Hunter of 49!" reprinted from The Atom #12.
  4. "The Leopard Girl" reprinted from More Fun Comics #66.
  5. "Batman's Bewitched Nightmare" reprinted from Detective Comics #336.
  6. "The Tantalizing Troubles of the Triod Thieves!" reprinted from Detective Comics #355.
  7. "No Title" reprinted from Kid Eternity #3.
  8. "Chapter 3: The Resurrection of Paul Kirk" (Manhunter) written by Archie Goodwin, penciled and inked by Walt Simonson.

Batman stars in "Night of the Stalker!" As dawn breaks over Gotham City, Batman faces a scene that brings painful memories flooding back to him. A bank robber shoots a woman who is in his way and leaves a young boy orphaned. Almost paralysed by the vision before him and the similarities it bears to his own experiences, Batman cannot react quickly enough to prevent the robber and his cohorts from escaping. However, he is soon on their trail and using one of his greatest assets - fear - the Caped Crusader captures the gang members one by one.

The issue concludes with a new Manhunter tale. Interpol agent Christine St. Clair has found Manhunter wounded from a fight. Rather than arrest him, she hears his story - how as a young man he was nearly killed and his life was only saved by an old Nepalese monk. As he concludes his tale, Christine's superior from Interpol arrives on the scene. Manhunter leaps into action and reveals that her "superior" is nothing but a clone - the real Damon Nostrand is elsewhere.


  • Issue dated February-March 1974.
  • The Night of the Stalker! "From an incident as described by: Neal Adams"
  • Batman doesn't speak in the Night of the Stalker!
  • Brief origin of Paul Kirk retold in The Resurrection of Paul Kirk.

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