It turns out that you can be too successful as a super-hero:
You might also think that having a law degree would mean that you'd be able to find another job. But apparently, 1943 was like 2016, in that there is apparently a glut of unemployed barristers!
So now, Mr. Scarlet and Pinky are dead broke. And hungry.
And the only thing worse than being broke and hungry?
Yes, let's try and mooch off people we saved before. That will get you admitted to the Squadron Of justice...I can see Batman showing up at the homes of people he's rescued, asking for a sandwich...
Well, they get to the dude's home, but he's being kidnapped, so instead of a free meal, they have to rescue him instead. No free lunch.
From Wow Comics #10 (1943)