Well, Deadman and Sgt. Rock have secured the Batman statue...but it's still been a heckuva day for Batman.
He's had his leg frakked up:
He's had his hands severely burned:
He's almost drowned:
We saw previously he was shot at by a crazed dance hall girl and fell out of a second story window onto his head.
The result...he's in the hospital, wrecked, depressed, and no closer to catching the mad bomber.
But wait, Batman has a secret ally:
Damn, now Alfred will never know how The Sign Of Four finishes! Thanks for ruining his book, ghost of Sherlock Holmes!!
Anyway, this finally leads to Batman's final confrontation with the mad bomber:
So, Lucifer's plan has failed! And boy, is he ticked at his minions (who, it turns out, did absolutely nothing the entire issue after their big roll call scene, they weren't even in a single panel again until the end--that's right, Bob Haney wasted the ghosts of Hitler, Jack The Ripper, etc!):
Ah, but Lucifer gets his now, as Rama Kushna shows up to settle his hash!!
Why didn't she just step in earlier, and fix the whole mess before it happened? DON'T QUESTION BOB HANEY!!
And so our story ends. The Queen is thrilled with her gift...
...and Alfred helps the weary Caped Crusader home, as Haney quotes the Beatles:
So endeth the crazy, crazy, Brave And The Bold Special (a.k.a DC Special Series #8) (1978), where Batman was never even on the same continent as his team-up partners; where the devil has his minions blow up ghetto thee-ay-ters; where the only way to get Sgt. Rock to follow obvious clues is to have his buddy talk like a "limey;" where Batman fails 7 or 8 times, but it's OK, because it was all because of a magic voodoo statue that was stolen from the Queen of England by Satan-worshiping Scottish nationalists; where the ghost of Sherlock Holmes re-writes portions of the Doyle novels to send secret messages to butlers.
It was The. Greatest. Comic. Ever.
OK, no it wasn't. But it was damn sure worth the quarter I paid for it...