Batman 1943 - Chapter 7

August 27, 1943

"The Phoney Doctor"

As always, you can check out what writer Jim Beard and I thought of the chapter in our podcast. The player is attached here. But here are a few other thoughts I had as I rewatched it for the blog.

Sometimes, some of these recaps of cliffhangers are too long. Reminds me of some episodes of the classic Doctor Who. Did we really need to pretty much see the entire fight scene leading up to there explosion? Especially considering Batman manages to survive thanks to the falling beams creating an arch around him that deflects the debris.

Meanwhile, COLTON continues to be awesome as he tells off his nurse while getting his pistols ready in case Daka's men show up. He has an extra gun hidden up his sleeve he calls The Black Widow. Two bullets or "bites", but it's enough when he's in a pinch.

But sadly COLTON is taken in by one of Daka's men, dressed as a "Phoney Doctor" who manages to drug COLTON. He's then taken away in an ambulance as Bruce and Dick pull up. And it gives Bruce a chance to once again be a detective as he picks up the scent of the chloroform that was used. Dick even finds the hankie used to administer the drug.

Back at Bruce's lab. Bruce studies the hankie and sees the mark of a Japanese laundry on it. The two decide to go their to investigate. More detective work paying off.

I love how COLTON gets the drop on Daka and almost makes it out, but we see the caveman statue pay off as it comes to life and knocks Daka out.

Which all leads to the cliffhanger as Daka's men are at the laundry for supplies as Bruce and Dick arrive. (Again, why did they not just go there as Batman and Robin? Now they have to change.). This leads to a fight with Batman getting knocked into the elevator shaft as the elevator comes down on him.

Stay tuned, Citizens, as we pick up with Chapter 8 next!

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