Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Christmas Stories Part 2

The story I pointed out in my last post was not the first Batman Christmas story, but this one (from Batman #9) was. Bruce and Dick visit an orphanage just before the holidays. A young boy whose father is in jail for murder gives them a letter for Santa:

Batman interviews the father in prison and learns he was framed for the murder by a crook named Hal Fink. Batman captures Fink and gets the cooperation of Commissioner Gordon to restage the murder scene and at the crucial moment does his best Jacob Marley imitation:

Of course, the crook does the old "You can't be here, I killed you!" routine and so Tim Cratchit's dad is set free: