|"The Case of the Laughing Death"|
|First Published:||November, 1940|
|Previous Issue:||Detective Comics #44|
|Next Issue:||Detective Comics #46|
"The Case of the Laughing Death"Edit
Batman stops a museum robbery and follows one of the crooks to a music store. Although, he loses the man, Batman returns later to find suspicious men leaving the place. He follows them to another robbery where Joker steals the loot from the men while Batman battles them.
Batman follows Joker and learns that his foe is the owner of the music store. Joker is double-crossing his men and taking the loot for himself. The Joker traps Batman, but after a quick escape, Batman trails his foe to a ship carrying a jade buddah. Joker tries to steal the item, Batman stops him, and Joker falls to his apparent death in the ocean.
- Other stories in this issue include an untitled Spy story, an untitled Larry Steele, Private Detective story, an untitled Crimson Avenger story, an untitled Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator story, an untitled Steve Malone, District Attorney story, "Murder at the Polo Games" (Cliff Crosby), and an untitled Slam Bradley story.