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Appearing in "The Experiment of Professor Zero"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Adversaries:

  • Professor Zero (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Beefy (Professor Zero's assistant) (Only appearance; dies)[1]

Other Characters:

  • Victims of Prof. Zero
    • Carlyle
    • Gresham
    • Parnell
  • Two Salesmen (Joe named)

Locations:

Items:

  • Bat-Signal
  • Parrot Claw
  • Paint Brush Floating in the Bay
  • Batman & Robin walking dolls
  • Typewriter
  • Parrot Cage
  • Glass Jar Cage
  • Vacuum Pump
  • Pocket Watch
  • Pepper Shaker
  • Circulating Fan
  • Microscope

Vehicles:

  • Prof. Zero's Yacht
  • Delivery Van

Synopsis for "The Experiment of Professor Zero"Edit

Using a reducing ray Professor Zero shrinks wealthy businessmen and extorts them for money. When Batman and Robin begin investigating, Professor Zero shrinks them and imprisons the Dynamic Duo in a bird cage. They escape and try to rescue the captured businessmen. Professor Zero tries to kill them, but he is accidentally killed himself.

The men then seek Zero's antidote to restore themselves to normal. Batman discovers that the antidote is fake. The effects of the ray wear off automatically after three days. Batman then finds the reducing ray which Zero had hidden inside the Bat-Signal.

Appearing in "The Metal Man's Sportsathon"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Adversaries:

  • Barnum Bane
  • Barnum's Gang

Other Characters:

Locations:

  • Sports Stadium

Items:

  • Various Athletic Equipment

Vehicles:

  • Crook's Getaway Car

Synopsis for "The Metal Man's Sportsathon"Edit

Robotman agrees to put on a sports show for charity. The show's promoter Barnum Bane hires a gang to rob the box office during the show. Robotman stops them, but Bane helps them escape to try again. Before the crooks return, Bane disables Robotman's legs. When the crooks strike the second time, Robotman still defeats them even without his legs. One of the crooks fingers Bane as his employer, and the promoter is sent to prison.

[1] plot summary at dcindexes.com

Appearing in "A Bicycle Built for Sleuths"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Adversaries:

  • Joe Mully (Single appearance)[1]
  • Mully's Gang (Petey & Slugger named) (Single appearance)[1]

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Tully (Single appearance)[1]
  • Contestants in a bicycle race

Locations:

  • Tandem Town

Items:

  • Scale Model of a Town

Vehicles:

  • Various Tandem Bicycles
  • Horse & Buggy

Synopsis for "A Bicycle Built for Sleuths"Edit

Slam and Shorty a hired to locate 30 pairs of twins to compete in a bicycle race. The race is part of a publicity stunt to promote tandem bicycles. Joe Mully's gang uses the race to escape after a bank robbery. The crooks are disguises as twins in the race. Slam and Shorty chase down the crooks and bring them in riding a tandem bike.

[2] plot summary at dcindexes.com

Appearing in "The King of the Animals"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Adversaries:

  • King of the Animals
  • The King's Gang (Trigger named)

Other Characters:

  • Buster (The King's Dog)
  • A Trained Mynah Bird
  • A Trained Monkey
  • A Trained Raccoon
  • Charlie (A Trained Chimpanzee)
  • Tiny (A Trained Elephant)
  • Sgt. Mike (Policeman)
  • Watch Company Security Guard
  • Parade Spectators

Locations:

Items:

  • Mechanical Mouse

Vehicles:

  • Crook's Getaway Sedan
  • Rowboat
  • Police Cruisers
  • Fire Engine

Synopsis for "The King of the Animals"Edit

A Criminal who calls himself the King of Animals, uses various trained animals to help him and his gang on a crime spree. Capt. Carter and his Boy Commandos take on the task of figuring out how the crook is pulling off such puzzling capers. It is not until a heist goes awry that The King is caught. It turns out his elephant, Tiny, did not perform as he was trained, due to his getting scared by a small mechanical mouse.

NotesEdit

"The Experiment of Professor Zero" is reprinted in Batman #182 & Batman Archives #7


TriviaEdit

"The Experiment of Professor Zero" is listed as Case #1042: "The Pigmy Plot" in Batman's Case Book.


See Also


  • None.


  • None.
  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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