Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Page; Mrs. Davies; Mr. Baffle [Michael Baffle] [also as Charles Courtly, society reporter] (villain, introduction); Fish-Eyes (villain); Egg-Head (villain)
Charged with stealing jewels in a foreign dictator's land, Michael Baffle is supposedly shot and killed. But he cheats death and makes his way to America: the land of the free, and Baffle wonders just how free this land's wealth really is.
Larry Steele; Patty; Joe (a Policeman); The Seal (villain); Seal's gang (villains)
The Seal uses an invention to make the sun's rays glow extra bright to blind people so that his gang can commit robberies, and they are able to see only because of the smoked glasses they wear. When Larry gets too close to the truth of the situation, the Seal's men capture him and the villain has an explosive end in store for the detective.