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Comic books in 'Batman Year 3'

  • Issue #436
    Batman (1940) 436
    Tags: Batman Year 3 (part 1)
    Published Aug 1989 by DC.

    1st appearance of Tim Drake. Cover art by George Perez. "Batman Year 3 (Part 1 of 4): Different Roads," script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by John Beatty; Someone is killing off Gotham's mob bosses, and Batman keeps arriving too late to prevent the murders; Boss Zucco is up for parole, and Alfred Pennyworth pleads with the parole board not to let him free; Nightwing returns to Gotham, having heard that Batman's sanity is eroding, and sets off in search of his mentor; The Post-Crisis origin of Robin (Dick Grayson) in flashback. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #437
    Batman (1940) 437
    Tags: Batman Year 3 (part 2)
    Published Aug 1989 by DC.

    Last 75-cent cover price. Cover art by George Perez. "Batman Year 3 (Part 2 of 4): Changes Made," script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by John Beatty; Nightwing catches up with Batman in the rubble of the clifftop home of one of Gotham's mob bosses; Alfred remembers Dick's arrival at Wayne Manor and his introduction to Batman's world; Batman refuses to talk to Nightwing about his feelings regarding Jason's death, and neither of them is yet aware that Boss Zucco, the killer of Dick's parents, has been granted parole; Batman offers to help the surviving mob bosses, and Alfred considers killing Zucco. The Post-Crisis origin of Robin (Dick Grayson) in flashback. Story continues in Batman #437. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #438
    Batman (1940) 438
    Tags: Batman Year 3 (part 3)
    Published Sep 1989 by DC.

    First $1.00 cover price. Cover art by George Perez. "Batman Year 3" (Part 3 of 4): Turnabout," script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by John Beatty; Alfred cannot bring himself to kil Boss Zucco and tries to bribe him to leave Gotham; Batman and Nightwing separately discover that Zucco will be released that night; The suspect hes connected to the recent mob killings. The Post-Crisis origin of Robin (Dick Grayson) in flashback. Story continues in Batman #439. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #439
    Batman (1940) 439
    Tags: Batman Year 3 (part 4)
    Published Sep 1989 by DC.
    • Signed by artist Pat Broderick with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Cover art by George Perez. "Batman Year 3 (Part 4 of 4): Resolutions," script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Michael Bair; Boss Zucco gets killed, and suddenly the criminals of Gotham are falling over one another to get hold of a book he kept uncovering their secrets; Batman and Nightwing trace the book to a hiding place in the orphanage where Zucco and Dick Grayson spent part of their childhoods; The relationship between Batman and Nightwing starts to heal; The Post-Crisis origin of Robin (Dick Grayson) in flashback. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.00.