Welcome to episode 13 of Legends of the Batman, the show covering everything Batman — from the beginning! The show’s premise is a simple one. Each episode, we cover a month of Batman, be it comic books, television, movies, whatever, starting with his first appearance in 1939.
Ever say to yourself, “Hey… you know what Batman needs? A kid sidekick!” If so, you’re in luck, because this episode Michael Kaiser and Michael Bradley look at DETECTIVE COMICS #38, which features the historic debut of the sensational character find of 1940… “Robin, the Boy Wonder!” Hear… of the tragedy that strikes a young man! Cheer… as the laughing young dare-devil is born! Thrill to his amazing exploits! Realize… the Batman will never be the same again!
Things We Learned:
- Sometimes a paper-covered hoop is just a paper-covered hoop.
- Who Robin the Boy Wonder is and how he became an ally of the Batman.
- Gangers, see. They have weird speech patterns, see. Anyone that talks like this, see, has to be a gangster, see.
- Robin is unusually strong for a kid.
- Always bring a camera, “just in case.”
Images from Coverage:
- The cover to Robin’s historic debut has been paid homage to on BLUE DEVIL #14 from 1985 by Paris Cullins and Gary Martin, DEADPOOL #51 from 2001 by Darick Robertson, HERO SQUARED #6 from 2007 by Joe Abraham, SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #38 from 1999 by Mike Manley and Terry Austin (Michael B’s favorite, for obvious reasons), a scene from “Teen Titans” and likely many others.
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