Batman #15 - Story 4
December 11, 1942
"The Loneliest Men in the World"
I wonder if this will now be an annual thing for the foreseeable future - a Christmas story. And it's interesting considering how the publishers could be inconsistent with covers related to stories or waiting two months before continuing a storyline.
We open our story on Christmas Eve in Gotham City and like last year's story, everyone is in merry spirits, including Bruce and Dick who spot a boy standing by a lamp post and looking lonely. Bruce gives him money to help he and his family have a Merry Christmas when Bruce learns the boy's mother is sick.
As they walk off, Bruce muses about all the unhappy people at Christmas. It gets Dick thinking how he'd like to help all the lonely people at this time. Together, they get into their costumes and Batman takes a little time to deck out the Batplane to look like the Bat version of Santa's sleigh.
Gordon's a very vain man, isn't he?