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"The Man Who Quit the Human Race!"
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Series: Batman
Issue Number: 165
First Published: August 1964
Previous Issue: Batman #164
Next Issue: Batman #166


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"The Man Who Quit the Human Race!"Edit

When Governor Andrew Warner resigns his position, it is at the behest of Batman and Robin, who reveal that Warner is not a human being. It is revealed that due to a genetic quirk he is mutating into a highter evolved state and has asked Batman and Robin to help him with the transition.

However, when they scientifically speed up the process, the future man that Warner becomes decides that the human race is infernior and thus he wishes to enslave it. Battling Batman and Robin, it subconsciously leaves clues how to get out each trap it sticks them into. Eventually revealing the secret to its defeat: green light. Batman comes across the weakness at a moment when the future creature is bombarding itself with green rays to make it invincible.

With the future man knocked out, Batman and Robin arrange for it to be shot into space in a rocket which will orbit around the sun until a time when the human race will be as evolved as Warner. Returning to their civilian guises of Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson and contemplate the possibility of more mutants evolving in the future.

"The Dilemma of the Detective's Daughter!"Edit

Batman is giving a speech to graduating police officers, and soon meets the winner of the Lieutenants award: Patricia Powell, the daughter of Detective Mike "Bulldog" Powell. Meeting together Batman becomes smitten by her but she reveals that she has a crush on Bruce Wayne, although she never met him. When a scientist is kidnapped for his new explosive that doesn't flare or make noise, Batman and Patricia Powell, work together and capture the crooks. Afterwards Patricia and her father are invited to a party hosted by Bruce Wayne, where meets him unknowingly again for the first time.

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