Type Comic
Date 1940-09
Tags the power of the free press, corruption, drugs, gambling, social issues

Detective Comics #43

Detective Comics #43 (1940-09)

Batman

Batman and Robin decide to take a vacation. Looking forward to some quiet relaxation, they instead find a town that has been taken over by a corrupt politician in league with a crime boss, who have replaced the police with the criminal's thugs. Batman and Robin capture the thugs masquerading as police and rally the citizens to rebel against the corrupt mayor. After they have left, the town builds a statue in tribute to them.