The Penguin plans to gain immunity from the law by becoming the police commissioner's son-in-law. He kidnaps Commissioner Gordon's daughter, Barbara, and threatens her into agreeing to marry him. Unknown to him, Barbara Gordon has a secret crime fighting identity, Batgirl. Alfred learns of her secret when he is brought to Penguin's hideout instead of a preacher, and Batman and Robin realize just how valuable their new ally is when they find themselves hopelessly strung up in Penguin's lair. Written by
Did You Know?
The character of Barbara (Batgirl) Gordon actually made her debut a year earlier in Detective Comics #359 in the story titled "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl". Interestingly, the villain she fought in that story was Killer Moth, the same villain that she faced in the "Batgirl" pilot film that was produced when the producers were considering giving that character her own spin off series. See more
Barbara Gordon is employed as a librarian, yet she has a fairly impressive multi-room apartment, complete with rotating wall, secret hideout, and access to a hidden motorcycle garage. See more
You tricked me into revealing my secret by posing as a minister!