|"The Stone Idol"|
|First Published:||October, 1941|
|Previous Issue:||Detective Comics #55|
|Next Issue:||Detective Comics #57|
"The Stone Idol"Edit
Batman and Robin visit the ghost town of Ghost Gulch City. The city is poor due to a failed silver mine. Mad Mack, a crazy resident scares the citizens with a legend of a stone idol that will come to life if it falls from a cliff.
The idol falls from the cliff and does appear to come to life, endangering the mayor. Batman and Robin save the mayor’s life and soon learn that the silver mine is full. Mad Mack concocted the scheme to keep people away. Mad Mack dies in a cave-in and the contents of the mine are rightfully given to the townspeople.
- Ghost Gulch City (Only appearance)
- This story was reprinted in Batman Archives (Volume 2) and again in Batman Chronicles (Volume 4).
- Other stories in this issue include an untitled Spy story, an untitled Crimson Avenger story, an untitled Larry Steele, Private Detective story, "The Death from the Honeybee" (Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator), an untitled Cliff Crosby story, an untitled Steve Malone, District Attorney story, and an untitled Slam Bradley story.