|First Published:||July, 1941|
|Previous Issue:||Detective Comics #52|
|Next Issue:||Detective Comics #54|
Batman stops a young woman, Viola Vane, from killing herself. He learns that Viola is expecting her parents to arrive in town where they will learn that she is not a great actress like she has told them. Batman agrees to help by convincing the citizens of Gotham to pretend Viola is a star while her parents are in town.
The Dynamic Duo also stops a crook from stealing the jewels Viola has been loaned for the occasion. Viola is then allowed to perform the lead in a play in which she was the understudy. Her performance is excellent, so the director offers the role permanently.
- Viola Vane (Only appearance)
- Toothy Hair (Only appearance)
- Jim Daly (Only appearance)
- Mr. Vane (Only appearance)
- Mrs. Vane (Only appearance)
- Other stories in this issue include an untitled Spy story, an untitled Crimson Avenger story, an untitled Larry Steele, Private Detective story, "Murder on the Diamond" (Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator), an untitled Cliff Crosby story, an untitled Steve Malone, District Attorney story, and an untitled Slam Bradley story.