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"The Case of the Prophetic Pictures"
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General Information
Series: Detective Comics
Issue Number: 42
First Published: August, 1940
Previous Issue: Detective Comics #41
Next Issue: Detective Comics #43


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"The Case of the Prophetic Pictures"Edit

Antal, an artist, paints several portraits of rich sociallites. Soon after, the portraits are shot, stabbed, and defaced. The subjects of the portraits end up dead in similar manner as well. Batman tries to prevent a killing, but the police see him making him a suspect. Eventually Batman finds the real killer, Wylie, a sociallite with debt problems. He concocted the scheme to raise the value of his paintings, but when Batman catches him, Wylie kills himself.

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