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The Story Of How Robin First Got Connected To Batman

Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States
8 January 2008

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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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The birth of The Boy Wonder

Author: Ethan_Martin from United States
26 June 2016

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Not hard to see why this won an Emmy. Even though the story is super familiar, the style makes up for it. And while very similar to Robin's origin in "Dark Victory", I don't have a problem with retelling a story, if it's done well, and this episode is. Thanks to the story focusing more on Robin than Batman, the episode offers a refreshing change of focus for the series. I know it makes sense that they would focus more on Robin (I mean it IS his origin story), but they could've easily made it more about Batman, and they didn't. And beings this is only the third appearance by Robin in the series, it's about time he got a proper origin story.

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