DETECTIVE COMICS - #401 NEAL ADAMS COVER (1970 - VF+)
💥 NEAL ADAMS COVER! CLASSIC BOOK! GREAT CONDITION!
A big-game hunter who dubs himself "the Stalker" deduces Batman's secret identity and announces his intention to hunt down and kill the Caped Crusader. Batman decides to live up to his reputation as a manhunter and he starts looking for the criminal in order to stop his plan. Batman goes to the Stalker's mansion, where he almost falls for a deadly trap and learns that the hunter has prepared their final encounter in an island near Gotham City.
Batman goes to the location and tries to confront the hunter unseen, but the hunter has prepared a few traps for Batman. The Dark Knight manages to break free and starts looking for his enemy. After a quick search, Batman finds Alfred in a shooting gallery. Thinking that he would kill his friend by trying to save him, Batman retreats only to return and tackle his butler to the ground and deliver a strong punch to his face. As unusual as this action seems, Batman has deduced that Alfred is in fact the Stalker in disguise and when the hero unmasks the Stalker, the latter tries to escape by jumping away from Batman, unaware that he'd be jumping to his death.
Unable to save the Stalker, Batman leaves the place and meets with the real Alfred, who had followed Batman to make sure he defeated his enemy.
💥 CONDITION: VF+