- Chill, I want to tell you a story without an ending. Maybe you can supply it...
- -- Batman
Appearing in "Fashions In Crime!"Edit
- A J Nixon
- Mrs. Van Tyler
Synopsis for "Fashions In Crime!"Edit plot summary at dcindexes.com
Appearing in "The Chain Gang Crimes!"Edit
- Sheriff Tobey
- Warden Beltt
- The "Whiskers Mob"
Synopsis for "The Chain Gang Crimes!"Edit
- Synopsis not yet written.
Appearing in "The Origin of the Batman!"Edit
- Joe Chill (Death)
- "Feets" Borgam
- Monty Julep
Synopsis for "The Origin of the Batman!"Edit
On their way back to Wayne Manor, Batman and Robin find a truck that crashed over the side of a ridge. They find the driver killed on impact, but as they move around the back of the truck a secret door opens, and a man steps out. Surprised at Batman's and Robin's presence, he knocks out Robin with his pistol and takes aim at Batman, but is shot by officers just in time. The officers tell Batman that he was a criminal trying to secretly cross state lines.
Upon investigating the trucking company, Batman finds that it was recently purchased by Joe Chill, the man responsible for the death of his parents. Batman remembers Chill shooting his father, his mother dying of shock, and the promise he made at their grave to fight crime. He decides to take the case, alone.
His first attempt to get at Chill is to pose as a driver looking for work, but Chill refuses to hire him. Batman decides to set a trap for Chill. He boards a gambling showboat and points it into state waters so police can make legal arrests. The boat owner makes a quick getaway as soon as police show up, and goes to Chill in order to get smuggled out of the state.
As a precaution, Chill checks a secret camera in his office and sees Batman has followed the boat owner. He shoots the boat owner for letting Batman follow, and when Batman enters the room, lies about shooting in self-defense. Without any evidence to the contrary, Batman reveals his identity to Chill and promises him that he will always be watching, waiting for Chill to make a mistake.
Terrified, Chill runs into a room with some of his men and explains that Batman is after him for killing his father. Chill's men are angry that Chill "created" the Batman, and shoot him before he can tell them Batman's identity. Batman hurries into the room and dispatches the men, and watches as Chill succumbs to the bullet wounds. The case of Thomas Wayne's murder is closed.
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