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|"A Caper a Day Keeps the Batman at Bay!"|
|First Published:||June 1979|
|Previous Issue:||Batman #311|
|Next Issue:||Batman #313|
"A Caper a Day Keeps the Batman at Bay!"Edit
The Calendar Man is back in Gotham and committing one grand robbery a day for a week, with a new costume to symbolize what mythical god or planet for which the particular day of the week was named. On Monday, he dresses in a moonman outfit and steals handfuls of postage stamps cancelled by astronauts on the moon. On Tuesday, as Tiw, god of war, he robs Ulysses S. Grant's Civil War medals from a military museum. On Wednesday he robs another museum as Woden (or Odin), riding an eight-wheeled cycle to symbolize Woden's eight-legged steed Sleipnir, and uses a laser-blast lens over one eye to blast Batman's Whirly-Bat out of the sky. On Thursday, dressed as Thor, the Calendar Man steals a painting entitled The Storm King and damages Batman's inner ear with a sonic "thunder" blast. While Batman rests up, the Calendar Man spends Friday, named for the wedding-goddess Frigga, robbing a wedding reception, and steals the money from an ecology benefit on Saturday,dressed as Saturn, god of agriculture. On Sunday, a day of rest, the Calendar Man plans to take the Sun Express and escape with his loot. But Batman has anticipated his move, and captures his foe at the railroad terminal. However, on Thursday intruders broke into a defense installation, gassed the on-duty personnel unconscious, and took a binary code for America's new defense system from a computer. On Sunday night, the gang demands $22,000,000 for its return, and sends a similar offer to the Russian government. The double-cross is suited to the nature of the gang's leader, Two-Face.