Batman 103 – Batman is a klutz, and Bat-Hound is a movie star

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Bat-Hound is back and in the movies in Batman 103 (Oct. 56).

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The first story in the issue, by Finger, Sprang and Paris, was reprinted in an issue of Batman Family that I bought as a kid, and I have always found it entertaining.  The story deals with a live tv broadcast at which Batman is being presented with trophies for deeds he has done.

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But just as the broadcast starts, Bruce Wayne gets hit on the chin by the microphone.

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Changing to Batman, he is determined to conceal his identity during the close-ups, and so he pretends to be clumsy, and destroys each trophy as the camera pulls in.

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As the broadcast ends, Batman explains to the public that his actions were done for a nebulous, but good, reason, and everyone is now content.

I’m certain these broken trophies show up again many years down the road, though I’m not sure in which story.

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Bat-Hound makes his third appearance in this story, as Bat-Hound gets recruited by a director to star in a movie, as told by Finger, Moldoff and Paris.

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The story is really pretty bad.  Batman’s laughter when Bat-Hound attacks the director is disturbing.

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Bat-Hound isn’t really that important in the story either.  The big climax is between the villain, and Batman and Robin.  Bat-Hound isn’t even used.

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