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"Robin the Boy Wonder": This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #38.


Quote1 My parents too were killed by a criminal. That's why I've devoted my life to exterminate them. Quote2
-- Batman



Appearing in "Robin the Boy Wonder"

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  • Boss Zucco (First appearance)
  • Blade (First appearance) (Dies)

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Synopsis for "Robin the Boy Wonder"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #38.

When the owner of a traveling circus, named Mr. Haly, is confronted by thugs, they ask Mr. Haly to pay a "fine", but He refuses to pay and as a result, his bestselling attraction, the Flying Graysons, are killed "accidentally" while performing that night. The Graysons' young son, Dick, overhears an incriminating conversation between Blade, the killer, and his employer Boss Zucco. Dick plans to call the police, but Batman, who has attended the show as the millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne, takes in Dick Grayson, instead of immediately pursuing the thugs. Batman trains Dick, already an excellent acrobat, how to become a crime-fighter. When a period of training is over, Dick is given a red, green, and yellow costume and adopts the identity of Robin, the Boy Wonder.

Dick debuts as Batman's sidekick, and the dynamic duo hunt down the extortion gang, and their leader, Boss Zucco. Zucco's new plan is to demolish a skyscraper construction site (the Canin Building), but Robin and Batman defeat the gang in a dangerous battle on the high girders, during which Robin uses a sling to knock one thug off a steel beam and kicks a second gunman off another girder. Zucco is recorded by Robin in the act of pushing Blade to his death and this evidence is given to the police, leading to Zucco's conviction for murder. In the end, Robin vows to be Batman's partner against crime.

Appearing in "The Electrical Assassin"

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  • Nell Johnson (Only appearance; dies)
  • Chick Cavenaugh (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Carter, the Electrical Assassin (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Carter Laboratories

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Synopsis for "The Electrical Assassin"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #38.

Appearing in "Dr. Hydkil"

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  • Red Logan

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  • Ivan

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  • Dr. Hydkil (Single appearance)

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  • Archie

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Synopsis for "Dr. Hydkil"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #38.

Appearing in "The Phoney Jewel Robbery"

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  • Duprey (Single appearance)
  • Joe Scalponi (Single appearance)
  • "Gimpy" Malone (Single appearance)
  • Mike (Single appearance)

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  • Mac

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Synopsis for "The Phoney Jewel Robbery"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #38.

Appearing in "The Kidnapped Singer"

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  • "Lora de Thiessi's fiance"

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  • Lora de Thiessi

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Synopsis for "The Kidnapped Singer"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #38.

Appearing in "The Gambler's Protector"

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  • Happy

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  • Butch Smaltz (Single appearance)
  • Crooked Police Commissioner (Single appearance)
  • Spot (Single appearance)

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  • Chief Runyon

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Synopsis for "The Gambler's Protector"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #38.

Appearing in "At the Arctic Circle"

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  • Dr. Broussard

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  • Sabu (Single appearance)
  • Sengi (Single appearance)

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  • Aga (Single appearance)
  • tribe of Africans

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  • African cold-resistance serum

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Synopsis for "At the Arctic Circle"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #38.

Appearing in "The Big Fire"

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  • unnamed janitor (Single appearance)

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  • Tommy Crane (Single appearance)
  • other apartment residents
  • firemen and policemen

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Synopsis for "The Big Fire"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #38.

While on their way to a wrestling match, Slam Bradley and Shorty Morgan overhear a police radio call which leads them to an apartment building fire. There they encounter the building's janitor, valiantly rescuing residents, and dash inside to look for more of them. Shorty has some bad luck rescuing one frightened tot, and they both are trapped inside a very large refrigerator. Slam looks for him, and finds them just in time. But then they hear young crippled Tommy Crane on an upper floor; he can't jump so Slam and Shorty do a ladder-climbing, rope-swinging, window-smashing, skylight-climbing rescue, and along the way they find some evidence indicating how the fire got started. Also Slam gets his hands cut up quite badly on some broken glass. After all the residents are rescued, based on the evidence from upstairs, Slam accuses the janitor of starting the fire; the janitor pulls a gun on him, confirming that suspicion, but Slam and Shorty take him down and turn him over to the police. Afterward the grateful firemen rush Slam and Shorty to the wrestling match, in a firetruck.

Notes

  • Aspects of the Robin costume and even his name are drawn from Robinson's childhood favorite, Robin Hood.

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