Who does that look like? Yup! The Elongated Man!
I originally thought that this "Rubberman" character was a precursor to the Elongated Man, considering we've got a stretchy guy wearing purple and all that. But, as is sometimes the case, I was mistaken. It turns out Ralph had shown up nearly two years earlier than Rubberman:
I know! It's amazing to me that, with the Silver Age Flash and Green Lantern in full swing and ushering in a new age of comics, Batman stories were still as lame as they were.
Still, in the very next issue we had a gigantic cash register, and that's always a good read:
I nominate "Legs" Danton as having the worst mobster name ever, right behind "Pouty Lips that Make You Bi-Curious" O'Halloran.
That notwithstanding, Detective #311 gave us the origin of Cat-Man, who (when he wasn't forgotten entirely for years at a time) would become the paragon of ineffective villainy until his badass reboot in Villains United.
That's right. Anything a "mere woman" could do, a man could surely do better. It's casual statements like these that make me understand why the Women's Movement was such a big deal. It's hard to believe people seriously thought this way. But then again, some day history will judge us as well.
Hey! It's a gigantic statue! Whew! It's been almost five pages since we've seen some over-sized prop in a Batman story!
Hmmmmm.... you know what this story really needs? A gigantic cat-shaped killer robot. Oh, there's one!:
Even the back-up J'Onn J'Onzz story gets into the act:
The Silver Age.... Give us twelve cents, and we'll give you some combination of aliens, giants and robots.