Is it Vickie Vail? Catwoman? Let’s Find Out….
Batman falls in love! Or did he? In this story, Batman pretends to fall in love with a foreign star, who is the subject of a plot to take her life. Only through a clever subterfuge where everyone, including Robin, believes that Batman is incurably smitten does our hero reveal the true identity of the would-be assassin and save the day.
This story highlights a larger part of the Batman stories from the late 1940s through the early 1960s; his relationship with ace crime photographer, Vickie Vail. Vickie had been a love interest of Bruce Wayne/Batman since her first appearance in Batman #49 in 1948, and her jealously of Batman in this story almost resulted in disaster. Batman had many love interests in his life during the early days of his crime-fighting career, including Julie Madison, Selina Kyle aka Catwoman, and Vickie Vale.
Big Batman THANKS and Kudos to Bill Jourdain for his expert commentary featured in our 2020 Vintage Batman Calendar (Above) and to the talented artists and writers of DC Comics who captivated and inspired millions of readers during this magical Golden Age. Bill Jourdain has been an avid reader and collector of comic books for over 40 years. He has an extensive collection of comics spanning the 1930s to the 1970s. Bill previously produced a podcast devoted to the Golden Age of Comic Books, has penned articles about the Golden Age for Alter-Egomagazine and Comics Now!magazine, and has maintained websites devoted to the Golden Age of Comic Books and the Golden Age of Batman. Bill resides in north Georgia with his wife and children, and somehow finds time away from comic books to practice law.