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Year 3 begins; Robin origin retold
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Year 3 begins; Robin origin retold1st 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.
George Pérez is a retired American comic book artist and writer whose titles include The Avengers, Teen Titans, and Wonder Woman. Notable works include: Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu, Creatures on the Loose, Action Comics and Crisis on Infinite Earths. Perez would achieve his first taste of success during a memorable run on Marvel's The Avengers in the 1970's, developing a style that would define him for his decades long career. In the 1980's Perez would go over to DC where he would launch the hugely successful New Teen Titans with writer Marv Wolfman, the title was so popular it would crossover with Marvel's X-Men. When DC needed an artist for it's company re-defining event series Crisis on Infinite Earth's Perez was the obvious choice, with his ability to effortlessly draw dozens of different characters at once. Perez would also have his hand in a successful reboot of Wonder Woman in the late 1980's. In the early 90's he would work with Jim Starlin on his Thanos saga, drawing the bulk of the Infinity Gauntlet mini-series. That was followed by a triumphant return to The Avengers and a JLA/Avengers crossover. Perez would draw hundreds more comics featuring nearly every Marvel and DC character before health issues forced his retirement in 2018.
Pat Broderick is an American comics artist, known for his work on the Micronauts and Alpha Flight for Marvel Comics, and Legion of Super-Heroes, Captain Atom and Green Lantern for DC Comics. Broderick also penciled the four-part "Batman: Year Three" storyline, written by Marv Wolfman, which detailed the first meeting of Batman and Dick Grayson as well as Tim Drake's first appearance.
John Beatty is an American illustrator who has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, primarily as an inker. Beatty spent twenty years inking titles such as Captain America, The Punisher, Secret Wars, The Nam, The Adventures of Superman, Batman, JLA, and many more.