The Caped Avenger Rides Again! is the one hundred and fifteenth episode from the third season of The Garfield Show.


When a rare comic book is stolen, Garfield goes on the case to find the perpetrator.


Jon Arbuckle and his pets drive down to a comic book store, where Jon has been asked to sign autographs. Odie notices a bag next to Garfield, before the latter tells the dog that it contains his "Caped Avenger" suit, in case of a world crisis, or an autograph. Jon begins to brag about all the people coming to the store, only to find there isn't anyone there.

In the shop, Jon continually begins falling asleep, before Rupert, the owner, tells him that he can't understand, because he advertised for weeks. He also complains that he thought more people would come to see the rarest comic book on display, "Ultra Powerful Guy #1", which is worth one million dollars. Rupert tells Jon that the guy who lent it to him insisted that a security guard stand near the display before revealing that he's run out of attraction ideas, and thinks the shop will soon close down. Garfield has the idea to dress as the "Caped Avenger" in order to bring "excitement" to Rupert's shop.

Rupert tells Jon that he put his life savings into the shop, but is not making enough to pay the rent. Jon tries to cheer Rupert up before the "Caped Avenger" appears and falls, which trips someone. The two men argue that Garfield is or isn't a superhero before everyone in the shop hears glass break. They find that the rare comic has been stolen, broken glass lies on the outside, and the security guard has been knocked out.

Police arrive as Rupert worries about how he's going to pay for the comic before the security guard is questioned by a detective. The security guard reveals that a man dressed as a supervillain used a superpower to break the glass and steal the comic. The detective asks what the supervillain looked like before being told that the latter was wearing a mask. Garfield has the idea to find out the mystery. Garfield allows Odie to become his sidekick as Slurp, before they imagine a comic sequence.

The Caped Avenger reveals that his suit was made in order to strike fear into the hearts of villains, before trying on a pizza costume, which he soon discards. The Caped Avenger and Slurp search for super villains before they are told of one robbing the bank. The "Despicable, Repulsive Supervillain" reveals that he has stolen the Caped Avenger's money before The Caped Avenger tries to frighten him by running around the world, and lifting himself. The villain throws The Caped Avenger through a brick wall, before Garfield realises that the bricks followed the impact.

The dream sequence ends as Garfield tells Odie that it reminded him of a comic book which he quickly finds. The detective tells Rupert that the chances of finding the villain are slim, which begins to depress Rupert. Garfield and Odie run through to the detective before showing the latter the part of the comic. They soon realize that the security guard stole it before he begins to run away. Garfield and Odie chase him around the city before they manage to conceal him in a dumpster.

Rupert is given back the comic book before Jon realizes that Rupert still isn't happy. Rupert reveals that it still isn't enough to gain customers before they see people wanting to meet the "Caped Avenger". Garfield appears dressed as the Caped Avenger as customers begin to crowd the place, pleasing Rupert.


Main Characters

  • Garfield (also as "The Caped Avenger")
  • Odie (also as "Slurp")

Major Characters

  • Jon Arbuckle
  • Rupert
  • Security Guard Thief
  • Detective
  • The "Despicable, Repulsive" Supervillain (comic sequence)

Minor Characters


  • This is the first episode of The Garfield Show (and the second episode overall) to feature the Caped Avenger.
  • Certain characters are seen on the comic books:
  • The T-3000 and Commander Harland's Assistant are shown as a action figures.
  • When the "Despicable, Repulsive Supervillain" clicks his crab claws, a wordless action bubble appears.

Cultural References

  • Garfield repeats a famous "Batman" line from the thirty third Detective Comics: "Criminals are a superstitious cowardly lot, so my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts..."
  • Garfield tells Batman to "eat his heart out" at the end of the episode.


  • When Garfield speaks at the end, his lips fail to move.

Continuity Errors

  • In Rupert's store, a rare comic is shown to be locked inside a glass box, but multiple copies can be seen around the store.


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The Garfield Show

Season 1: "Pasta Wars" "Mother Garfield" "Orange and Black" "Freaky Monday" "Bone Diggers" "The Robot" "Catnap" "Agent X" "A Game of Cat and Mouse" "Perfect Pizza" "King Nermal" "Desperately Seeking Pooky" "High Scale" "Jon's Night Out" "Not So Sweet Sound of Music" "Turkey Trouble" "Pup in the Pound" "Odie in Love" "Pet Matchers" "Lucky Charm" "Curse of the Were-Dog" "Meet the Parents" "Down on the Farm" "The Pet Show" "Curse of the Cat People" "Glenda and Odessa" "Underwater World" "Family Picture" "Time Twist" "Time Master" "Fish to Fry" "Little Yellow Riding Hood" "Fame Fatale" "Virtualodeon" "It's a Cat's World" "Mailman Blues" "Extreme Housebreaking" "Heir Apparent" "Caroling Capers" "From the Oven" "Neighbor Nathan" "History of Dog" "Up a Tree" "It's a Cheese World" "Nice to Nermal" "Out on a Limb" "Super Me" "Mastermind" "The Amazing Flying Dog" "The Last Word" "Iceman" "T3000"

Season 2: "Home for the Holidays" (Part 1, Part 2), "Ticket to Riches" "Gravity of the Situation" "The Art of Being Uncute" "Night of the Bunny Slippers" "Blasteroid" "The Big Sneeze" "The Spy Who Fed Me" "Meet Max Mouse" "The Haunted House" "Which Witch" "Cyber Mailman" "Odie for Sale" "Farm Fresh Feline" "Dog Days" "Planet of Poultry" "With Four You Get Pizza" "The Bluebird of Happiness" "Inside Eddie Gourmand" "Fido Food Feline" "Everything's Relative" "Honey, I Shrunk the Pets" "Garfield Astray" "History of Cats" "Black Cat Blues" "Cuter Than Cute" "Great Pizza Race" "Master Chef" "Guest from Beyond" "Depths of a Salesman" "Night of the Apparatuses" "Land of Hold" "Penny Henny" "A Gripping Tale" "Wicked Wishes" "Jumbo Shrimpy" "Pirate Gold" "Me, Garfield and I" "Detective Odie" "Stealing Home" "Full of Beans" "Love and Lasagna" "True Colors" "Mind Over Mouse" "The Big Sleep" "Pampered Pussycat" "Parrot Blues" "Rain or Shine" "The Mole Express" "Unfair Weather" (Part 1, Part 2)

Season 3: "Furry Tales" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) "Kind to Kittens" "Little Angel" "Prehistoric Pup" "Land of Later" "Laugh in a Can" "The Non-Garfield Show" "The Caped Avenger Rides Again!" "The Superhero Apprentice" "Teddy Dearest" "Bath Day" "What a Difference a Pet Makes" "Garfield Gets Canned" "Partners in Mime" "Boris the Snowman" "Long Lost Lyman" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4), "The Golden Lasagna Awards" "Pawparazzi" "It's About Time" "Online Arbuckle" "Muscle Mouse" "The Write Stuff" "Cupid Cat" "The Control Freak" "Every Witch Way" "Revenge of the Cat People" "The Garfield-Only Show" "Filthy Fugitives" "Smartest Dog in the World" "Farmer Garfield" "More Than Meets the Eye" "Fast Friends" "Where's Odie" "Doggone Jon" "The Mysterious Machine" "Fitness Crazed" "Little Trouble in Big China" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) "My Friend, Nermal" "Take a Ferret to Lunch" "Bride and Broom" "Problems, Problems, Problems" "Two Times the Trouble" "The Great Trade-Off"

Season 4: "Lion Queen" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Bewitched" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "The Mean Machine" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Glitter Gulch" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Against All Tides" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Lasagna Tree" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Into the Wild" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Double Vision" "My Cousin Petunia" "Barking Mad" "Garfception" "For Mice" "The Six-Can Solution" "Silence of the Sheep" "Bulldog of Doom" "Mother Owl" "Home Sweet Home" "Whatever Happened to Aunt Ivy?" "Delicious Donut Day" "Little Miss Mouse" "The Stink, Stank, Skunk!" "Jon 2" "The Dog of My Cat" "World Without Me" "Fraidy Cat" "Very Very Long Night"

Season 5: "Rodent Rebellion" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)