Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Detective Comics #372

Detective Comics #372 (On Sale: December 26, 1967) has Neal Adams' seventh cover of the month and the first one on a purely Batman book. I'm not crazy about the coloring on this one, but the figures are really nice.

"The Fearsome Foot-Fighters" is by John Broome, Sheldon Moldoff and Joe Giella. Batman is confronted by some strange thefts in which the thief leaves I.O.U. notes in place of the stolen items. Batman follows clues which lead him to a gang of foot fighters from Karonia. The real thief is Marne Zoldin, a Karonian freedom fighter who needed money to fund his attempts to overthrow the dictator of his country. The foot fighters find Zoldin first and kill him.

The back-up Elongated Man story, "Elongated Man Throws His Weight Around," is by Gardner Fox, Gil Kane and Sid Greene. The Elongated Man and his wife attend a county fair where Ralph witnesses a pickpocket rob one of his young friends. Ralph stops the thieves and returns the stolen money to his friend, who has earned a job as a strong man at the fair. The Elongated Man also learns about a "big job" being planned that night. He stays on the fairgrounds until the gang strikes.

Edited by Julius Schwartz.

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