World’s Finest Comics #155 “Exit Batman-- Enter Nightman!” (part 2 of 2)

Part II of the story picks up with Batman and Robin closely examining the films created by the all-seeing, all-knowing Soup Bowl, and zooming in on a still frame of Nightman.

World's Finest Comics #155 "Exit Batman-- Enter Nightman!" (part 2 of 2)

Exactly. Because when you’re trying to deduce the identity of a mysterious crime fighter, the absolute first thing you must do is rule out the possibility of him being a robot. Hey, Batman didn’t get to be the world’s greatest detective for nothing.

And really, Nightman, what’s up with those wide open pores? Have you ever thought about switching to a better facial scrub? Also, you really should be exfoliating at least twice a week. Next up on Beauty Tips from the Agony Booth: The wonders of tea tree oil!

World's Finest Comics #155 "Exit Batman-- Enter Nightman!" (part 2 of 2)

Dammit, Robin, you forgot the most important clue, which is that he’s not a robot! No wonder Batman was willing to lose you in a bar bet.

World's Finest Comics #155 "Exit Batman-- Enter Nightman!" (part 2 of 2)

Yes, clearly the only way to process this much information, as in three whole clues, is to feed it into a “computer card-machine”.

Also, I love how coming up with three clues completely wore Robin out. Correction: Writing down the three clues that Batman came up with completely wore Robin out. It’s good to see Robin keeping up his status as the most useless character in the DC universe.

After Batman feeds all the clues into his room-sized “computer”, he gets back the following trading cards.

World's Finest Comics #155 "Exit Batman-- Enter Nightman!" (part 2 of 2)

See, these are supposedly the only guys in the world who fit Batman’s detailed criteria. That’s right, there are only three lawmen in the entire world who are right handed, have dark hair (or used to, in the case of Mr. Lonn, I assume), and a scientific education. I’m not so sure I buy this, but you know what? It doesn’t matter, because I’m not even going to pretend any of these guys are actually Nightman, or that this isn’t just an excuse to send Batman off on a wild goose chase and fill up pages. Um… spoiler alert?

Oh no. Guess what? Batman actually ran his clues through eHarmony’s Compatibility Matching System™ by accident. He now has to go out on dates with all three of these men.

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