Coming Soon 10/23/18: Batman The Dark Knight Detective Vol. 2
Collects: Batman #432-444 and Batman Annual #13
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Pat Broderick
Publisher: DC Comics (1989)
Includes: Batman #436-439
Dork Note: Unlike it's predecessors Batman: Year One and Batman: Year Two, this 4 issue storyline was denied TPB status. DC needs to tie off this loose end and release this as a TPB.
The plot involved the origin of the first Robin and his initial interactions with Batman. It also includes sequences set in the (when it was originally published contemporary) 1989 Batman continuity, a period in which Batman recovers from the recent death of the second Robin (Jason Todd), Dick Grayson (the original Robin) returns to Gotham City after a long absence and Boss Zucco (the individual responsible for the death of Grayson's parents) is paroled. Additionally, the storyline features the first appearance of Tim Drake, who would later became the third Robin.