- Frank Robbins
- Irv Novick
- Joe Giella
- Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Lieutenant Owens; two armored car drivers; a blind man (death); The Schemer (villain); Schemer's gang (villains); Brain Drain (villain, Schemer's pet owl); The Wharf Rats (villains)
- An unscrupulous criminal named the Schemer kills an innocent blind man and plants evidence on him to lead Commissioner Gordon to believe that he is the Batman! When the real Batman shows up on the scene, the Police arrest him, believing that he is a phony.
- Gotham City
Story continues next issue.
Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.
Letters of comment from Biljo White, Susan Hendrix, Moira L. Maynard, Shel Dorf and Alice Herman.