Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Detective Comics #368

Detective Comics #368 (On Sale: August 29, 1967) has a very cool cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson.

"7 Wonder Crimes of Gotham City" is by Gardner Fox, Sheldon Moldoff and Joe Giella. Batman and Robin respond to a robbery at a hockey arena. The gang escapes, but they leave behind a giant mascot with the number seven on his back. When the crooks strike again at an architectural fair using a bright light to blind everyone around them, Batman and Robin use snow goggles to shield their eyes. They manage to catch a few of the crooks, but the mastermind of the gang escapes.

Next the crooks use a giant Batman prop to create infrared light which enables them to see during a blackout. Again, Batman and Robin fail to stop the gang, but they are able to detect a pattern in the crimes. The crooks are basing their crimes on the seven wonders of the ancient world. Reprinted in Batman #258

The Elongated Man back-up "The Treacherous Time-Trap" is by Gardner Fox, Gil Kane and Sid Greene. While visiting Ivy Town, Ralph Dibny stops in the clock shop of Anton Teljas to repair his watch. Inside the shop he discovers that the Atom has been trapped in a booby-trapped clock by Chronos. The Elongated Man is able to help the Atom escape the trap and disarm the bomb. Atom then goes after Chronos alone.

Not wishing to be left out of the action, Ralph follows the Tiny Titan to find Chronos. While the Atom defeats Chronos, the Elongated Man discovers a gang of thieves trying to steal from the crook's lab. Reprinted in Showcase Presents the Elongated Man Vol. 1 TPB.

Edited by Julius Schwartz.

1 comment:

rob! said...

one of the great Batman covers. Micheal Jackson would do something similar many years later.