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Detective 394 – Batman and Robin miss each other, but fight crime anyway

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Batman spends a fair bit of his story missing Robin, and at the end of his tale he and Alfred eagerly read a letter from Dick, the contents of which are the narrative for his story, in Detective 394 (Dec. 69).

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Batman’s story, by Robbins, Brown and Giella, involves his new Victims, Incorporated program, and a race car driver, shot while competing, who believes Bruce to have hired the killer.

Which, of course, he didn’t, but as Batman he hunts down the actual bad guy, a rival driver.

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Robin’s story, by Frank Robbins, while similar to Friedrich’s tale of unions and riots at his high school, is far more suited to the rebellious university life of 1969.

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Kane and Anderson handle the art as Dick arrives at Hudson University, and immediately gets caught up in student protests, lead by Fire-Brand Fran and Jonah Ram.

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Robin realizes they have hired fake police to bust up and arrest the protestors, and wonders what their goal is.

The story continues next issue.

 

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