Batman and Zatanna make short work of Abra Kadabra. Later, Batman must choose between justice and vengeance when he confronts Joe Chill the man who murdered his parents.



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Episode cast overview:
Abra Kadabra / Joker / Mobster (voice)
Zatanna / Poison Ivy (voice)
The Spectre (voice)
Lew Moxon / Two-Face (voice)
Martha Wayne (voice)
Joe Chill (voice)
Thomas Wayne (voice)


Batman goes to see the man who ordered his parents' death to find out who he sent. But he dies before he could. At the same time Phantom Stranger and Spectre are battling as to whether Batman should be a force for justice or vengeance. So they help him find out who the man is and ultimately decide if he's on the side of justice or vengeance. Written by

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7 April 2010 (USA)  »

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While it may be unintentional, having Adam West (the first TV Batman) and Julie Newmar (the first TV Catwoman) play Bruce's parents harks back to the Golden Age Batman, who eventually married a reformed Catwoman. See more »


Batman: Joe Chill. You are the slinking coward that murdered Thomas and Martha Wayne.
Joe Chill: That was a lifetime ago!
Batman: Yes... My lifetime! You took them without mercy or regret, and in cold blood, Chill!
Joe Chill: H-how would you know this? How could you possibly?
Batman: I know because I watched it happen! I know because I am the son of the man you murdered!
[lifts off mask]
Batman: I am Bruce Wayne!
Joe Chill: ...No... Oh, no!
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Best episode to date!!
12 April 2010 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

For me, this series has been an uneven one. Some episodes are very good, while others are as "out there" as a late-1950s Batman comic, complete with space aliens and monsters.

But this episode is wayyyy different.

First, we see Batman fight Abra Kadabra, assisted by Zatanna, of all people! We do not get to see her every day, so her presence is all the more welcome. Then we get into the main store, which deals with the deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne, Bruce's parents. Getting Adam West and Julie Newmar to do the voices is a class act in itself, and we even hear Adam utter the phrase "old chum."

This episode deserves top rating, because it deals with the parents' deaths in a way that younger viewers can handle it. This should have been an episode that should have aired in the first season of the 1966 Batman live-action series, but never did. Despite the liberties taken with the story concerning the death of Joe Chill, a fantastic episode!!!

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