Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bring on the Bad Guys: The Masked Menace

Real name: Graves
A.K.A.: none
First Appearance: Detective Comics I#41(July 1940)
Abilities:  Counterfeiter
Weapons: knife
Quotes: "Yeah, and now so that this kid won't talk I'll fix him!"
Worst Act: Murder and sabotaging a movie
Created by: Bill Finger (writer) and Bob Kane (artist-credited), Jerry Robinson (inks)

This particular yarn is the first Batman story where Robin takes the focus. After hearing of a murder at a boy's prep school, Dick Grayson goes undercover to ferret out the killer. Is it the local escaped lunatic? Or is the faculty hiding a secret?

Not a bad little mystery, with more than a few red herrings thrown in for good measure.

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