The Brave and the Bold (Issue #118)
"May the Best Man Die!", script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo; In Sparta Prison, Batman and Commissioner Gordon try to talk a prisoner named Dubek into talking about his former employer the Joker or risk staying in solitary confinement, to which Dubek refuses. The Joker, knowing that eventually his former stooge may crack, decides to put a plan in motion to silence him. When Ted Grant puts on a boxing match for the prison, Dubek is picked to be the best prisoner fight the fight. The Joker puts a rare tropical disease into Dubek's water bucket. This also succeeds in infecting all the other prisoners, and a doctor gives them 72 hours to live. Hostess snack cakes ad starring Batman and the Mummy. Cover by Jim Aparo. 36 pgs., full color.
Issued April 1975