That Time Batgirl was Almost Killed by a Wig

In the late ’60s, the mighty maestros of DC Comics had a brainstorm: Spin Robin and Batgirl into solo adventures in the back pages of “Detective Comics.”

If you were a fan of the Bat-sidekicks hoping to see them take on some of Batman’s notorious rogues by themselves or perhaps even develop their own gallery of colorful enemies, you had to be disappointed.

Robin fought campus crime, and the stories were even more boring than this sentence suggests.

Batgirl battled run-of-the-mill thieves and killers.

But there is one Batgirl story that stands out, even after all these years.

It’s a Gotham City-sized crater of stupidity.

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That Time Batman Fought His Dottiest Foe Ever

cover of Detective Comics No. 300When it comes to rogues, no hero can match Batman.

Among his greatest, most dastardly opponents, the Dark Knight has faced:

– that harlequin of hate, the Joker.

 Ra’s al Ghul, the head of the League of Assassins.

 Bane, the breaker of bones.

– and, of course, Mr. Polka-Dot.

Uh. Wait. What now who now when now?

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