"Just Another Kid on Crime Alley": Jason Todd, arriving at Fay Gunn's School For Boys, discovers that it is a front for a school of crime. Batman, of course, believes it to be a fine, upstanding institution, as does [[Victoria Vale (New Earth)|
- I don't wanna learn to be no crook. I just boost what it takes to survive.
- -- Jason Todd
Appearing in "Just Another Kid on Crime Alley"
- Catherine Todd (Mentioned only)
- Freddy (Single appearance)
- Little Eddie (Single appearance)
- Two-Face (In a photograph only)
- Willis Todd (In a photograph only)
- Hopeless Diamonds
Synopsis for "Just Another Kid on Crime Alley"
Jason Todd, arriving at Fay Gunn's School For Boys, discovers that it is a front for a school of crime. Batman, of course, believes it to be a fine, upstanding institution, as does Vicki Vale, one of numerous reporters to have taken an interest in the school. Meanwhile, Batman and Bruce Wayne, uses their contacts to track down Jason's parents. It seems that his mother, Catherine, died of a drug overdose recently, while his father is believed to have been killed by Two-Face. Willis Todd evidently discovered too late that this was one boss you should never double-cross.
That night, Batman comes across Jason once more removing the tires from parked cars in Crime Alley, and is amazed to hear the young man's tale of the even more worrying curriculum of the school. He then soon interrupts Ma Gunn and her boys at an art museum and, with the unexpected help of Jason Todd, prevents them from stealing the 'Smile of Death' necklace for the Joker. Impressed with Jason, Batman decides to take the boy on as the new Robin.
- This story is reprinted in the Batman: Second Chances collected edition.
- On the "Bat-Signals" letter page of Batman #413 regarding this issue, it is indicated that Jason is 12 years old in this story.
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