Episode 13: March 1940

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.”

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