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Detective Comics (1937) - #418
"...And Be A Villain!"
DC Comics


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Julius Schwartz

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Cover Date: December 1971
Cover Price: US $ 0.25

Issue Tagline: Return Of The Creeper

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 48 pages

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Letters Column: Batman's Hot Line

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Reprints/Collects:
Dale Evans Comics (1948) #1
Gang Busters (1947) #40

Reprinted/Collected in:
Batman Superband (1974) #7
Showcase Presents Batgirl (2007) TPB vol. 01
Superman-Batman (1966) #1972-14

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Writer(s):
Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil

Penciller(s):
Irving ''Irv'' Novick

Inker(s):
Dick Giordano

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Synopsis:
When Jack Ryder gets stuck as the Creeper, he turns to the son of the man who created the process that changes him. But young Dr. Yatz is evil, and forces Creeper to commit robberies, which get the attention of the Batman. Together, they stop the evil scientist before he can sell the formula that would create an army of Creepers.

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Writer(s):
Frank Robbins

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Don Heck

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At the premeire of the movie "The Stepfather" (think "The Godfather") the old 1920's mobster the movie is based on is killed by a drive-by murderer. Batgirl tracks the killer back to his HQ, but suddenly realizes he might not be the killer...

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A caretaker in an aquarium is framed for the murder of the manager.

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Reprints Gang Busters #40

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Joe Millard

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Sierra Smith is hired to protect a city fellow who is being followed after finding some mysterious stones.

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Reprints Dale Evan Comics #1

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