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|"Professor Hugo Strange"|
|First Published:||February 1940|
|Previous Issue:||Detective Comics #35|
|Next Issue:||Detective Comics #37|
"Professor Hugo Strange"Edit
The Batman arrives too late to stop a drive-by shooting. Before the man perishes, he mutters the words "fog" and "strange". Batman later learns that the victim was a former G-man and that he was referencing the notorious scientific criminal, Professor Hugo Strange.
Hugo Strange kidnaps electrical engineer Henry Jenkins, and forces him to design a device that will generate a perpetual fog wherever he requires it. With the fog in place, Strange's men can commit crimes with added stealth and evade police capture.
Batman eventually tracks Hugo Strange down and fights up against his men. He rescues Henry Jenkins and destroys the fog generator. Hugo Strange is captured and taken to jail.
- Commissioner James Gordon
- Professor Hugo Strange (First appearance)
- John Davis (Death)
- Henry Jenkins
- The Daily Globe
- Utility Belt
- Other stories in this issue include an untitled Spy story, "Claim of Satan" (Buck Marshall, Range Detective), an untitled Steve Malone, District Attorney story, "The Spider" (Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator), an untitled Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise story, an untitled Bruce Nelson story, and an untitled Slam Bradley story. This is the final appearance of the Buck Marshall, Range Detective and Bruce Nelson features in Detective Comics.