Gene Colan and Klaus Janson take over the art as Gerry Conway brings back the Mad Hatter in Detective 510 (Jan. 82)
This is the first major appearance of the Mad Hatter in years, reverting to his original appearance, like the Tenniel illustrations from Alice in Wonderland.
The mayoral race between Hamilton Hill and Arthur Reeves is heating up. Reeves tries to publicly embarrass Batman, but it backfires on him.
Lucius Fox is kidnapped by the Mad Hatter, who plans on using his knowledge and position to raid Wall St.
Of course, the Hatter’s plans include Batman, and he lets Bruce Wayne know that he has taken Fox.
At the time I was not happy with Gene Colan taking over the art, I preferred Don Newton. But I have come to appreciate how moody Colan made this series.
The Mad Hatter proves a fairly easy victory. He’s rusty after all these years.
As the story ends, the bigger threat by far is Arthur Reeves.
Cary Burkett, Jose Delbo and Joe Giella conclude their three-part team up of Batgirl and Supergirl in this issue.
While Supergirl continues to battle the Anhilliator, Batgirl pays close attention to the effects that her various attacks are having. Though the villain seems invulnerable, Batgirl has noticed some weakness.
Batgirl gets Supergirl to freeze the villain once he has been weakened, which causes him to revert back to the scientist he once was. Then they just don’t seem to care about him anymore. They don’t take him to prison or anything, just go off their separate ways.
Supergirl and Batgirl’s next time together is int he pages of Crisis on Infinite Earths, a scene expanded on in a DC Comics Presents.