A young Bruce Wayne is in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City. Living in Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, beneath elevated... See full summary »
Batman's costume in the flashback sequence was a cross between the original Bob Kane design and the Batman: Year One design. See more »
I've come for your nephew, Tony Zucco.
You can't just barge in here making demands!
I want him bad, Stromwell. Real bad.
How should I know where he is? I stopped looking after that loser a long time ago.
If you protect him, Stromwell, I'll be very... grumpy. You don't want to see me grumpy.
Uh, yeah, I got ya...
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Batman The Animated Series
Written by Danny Elfman & Shirley Walker See more »
The Story Of How Robin First Got Connected To Batman
In this first half of a two-part story, we learn of Robin's background, of how he lost his parents. They were murdered by some extortionist thug named Tony Zucco. Young Robin, now without parents, was taken in at the Bruce Wayne home. Most of this episode is flashbacks, showing what happened, why, and how young Robin and Batman felt about what happened.
It's well-done. The only present-day action scene is in the beginning, which leads to all the flashbacks. Robin is left out on this case and he's not happy about, especially when he learns that Zucco is there for the taking and Batman wants to handle this case by himself. Revenge-seeking Robin wants none of that and, at the end of his episode, takes off despite warnings to the contrary, to capture Zucco by himself, if necessary.
This is another well-drawn episode, too.
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