Detective Comics (vol. 1) #45 (Nov. 1940):
“The Case of the Laughing Death!”
by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos

Detective Comics (vol. 1) #45

Title: “The Case of the Laughing Death!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 1940

Publisher: DC
Written by: Bill Finger
Art by: Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos

10 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Batman Batman (Bruce Wayne) hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian / Catholic (lapsed); atheist
Batman family; Quinntets...  DC 11,112
Nightwing Robin (Dick Grayson) hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination unknown); raised Gypsy/Roma
Batman family; Super Friends...  DC 4,498
The Joker The Joker villain
CBR Scale: M anarchist; obsessed with being Batman's arch-enemy
Injustice League; The Injustice Gang...  DC 1,679
Frankie villain
 indeterminate  [criminal] DC 1
District Attorney Carter
(5-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [killed by gas released from record sent by Joker] DC 1
Chinese delegation
(4-panel cameo)
supporting character group
CBR Scale: S Buddhist
[sold Jade Buddha to raise war relief funds] DC 1
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [The Joker invaded ball at his mansion] DC 1
Terry Manners
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [band leader] DC 1
Buddha Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama)
clergy/religious leader real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Buddhist (founder)
[1st app: The Gandharan Buddhist Texts (25 A.D.)] DC 29
Joshua Slade
supporting character
 indeterminate  [owns large private museum] DC 1