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: Spectre, what's your stake in all of this?
Spectre: That depends on you.
Batman: I don't have time for cosmic guessing-games with you and the Stranger. I've finally uncovered the motive behind my parents' murder.
Spectre: Yet, you are restless.
Batman: I still need to know who pulled the trigger.
Spectre: And to what end, Dark Knight? What will you do once you find out?
Batman: I... I don't know.
Spectre: Surely the world's greatest detective has thought that far ahead.
Batman: You're the spirit of vengeance, Spectre. A criminal has walked free for over three ...
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Batman #47, From the Summer of '48
11 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

A retelling of Batman #47, in which Batman confronts the killer, Joe Chill, of his parents. Guesting voicework from '60s Batman Adam West as Thomas Wayne, '60s Catwoman Julie Newmar as Martha Wayne, '90s animated Batman Kevin Conroy as the Phantom Stranger and '90s animated Joker Mark Hamill as the Spectre, as well as Richard Moll as Two-Face and Peter Onorati (or Oronati?) as Chill, the episode is a good retelling of the story, tho done in the style of a mystery and with Phantom Stranger and the Spectre working as Order and Chaos, it seems.

What was most interesting for me was the complete removal of the Joker as Thomas and Martha Wayne's killer, as the Nicholson Joker depicted in the '89 movie or so. That was a little factor I never cared for anyway.

In the comic, it was two-bit criminals who turned on Chill when he declared he had killed Batman's parents and they gunned him down, then realized they should have gotten Batman's identity from him. The cartoon episode didn't establish this faux pas.

Chill was killed by the building exploding, tho with a touch of Spectre-vengeance.

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