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Batman (1940) - #5
"The Riddle of the Missing Card!"
DC Comics


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Bob Kane
 

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Cover Date: Spring 1941
Cover Price: US $ 0.10

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 68 pages

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Reprinted/Collected in:
Batman (1940) #241
The Batman Chronicles (2005) TPB vol. 03
Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (1992) HC vol. 02
Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2005) TPB vol. 01
World's Best Comics: Golden Age Sampler (2003) one-shot

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"The Riddle of the Missing Card!" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Bill Finger

Penciller(s):
Bob Kane

Inker(s):
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

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George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

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Joker (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre-Crisis)
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The Joker is rescued from a watery grave by Queenie, Diamond Jack Deegan and Clubsy. With his three new allies, the Joker forms them into a team; the Four Cards. Consisting of the Joker, the Black Queen, the Jack of Diamonds and the King of Clubs. The Four Cards found a gambling ship on the outskirts of Gotham where they plan to gather information on wealthy guests homes to rob them at a later date. Bruce Wayne goes as a guest to the casino where after over-hearing the Jokerís name, heís beset upon by the other members of the group who throw him overboard, believing him to be dead.

After returning to Wayne Manor and informing Robin of the situation they speed in the Batmobile to the Logan Yacht where the Four Cards gang are performing a heist. When Batman runs off in pursuit of the Joker, Robin is overwhelmed by the Jack of Diamonds and the King of Clubs and is held their captive until Batman returns to rescue him. Batman and Robin then have their final confrontation against the Joker atop a lighthouse, resulting in the Joker once again plummeting to his doom in the cold ocean seas.

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George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

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Batman meets Professor Anderson, who invites him and Robin into this laboratory where heís developed a machine that allows the user to enter various worlds of fiction. Batman and Robin enter the world of the fairies in an attempt to rescue Professor Andersonís daughter.

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Batman listens to the story of Joe Sands, a man forced into crime by his sickly wife. Batman and Robin then track down Matty Link, the gunman responsible for Joe's predicament, and his boss, Smiley.

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Writer(s):
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George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

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Batman and Robin investigate a series of bank robberies being performed by a pair of brothers. Linda Page, one of Bruce Wayneís old acquaintances gets involved when Tommy, the younger brother is dangerously wounded by a policeman. The gang hold Linda, whom is now a nurse, hostage until she treats Tommyís wound. Batman and Robin come to her rescue and following the death of Mike Grogan, Tommy decides to go straight.

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