|"The Case of the Prophetic Pictures"|
|First Published:||August, 1940|
|Previous Issue:||Detective Comics #41|
|Next Issue:||Detective Comics #43|
"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.
- Other stories in this issue include an untitled Spy story, an untitled Red Logan, Ace Reporter story, an untitled Crimson Avenger story, an untitled Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator story, an untitled Steve Malone, District Attorney story, an untitled Cliff Crosby story, and an untitled Slam Bradley story.