Batman (1940 series) #436-439 [SET] — Batman Year 3

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Someone is killing off Gotham's mob bosses, and Batman keeps arriving too late to prevent the murders.

Meanwhile, Boss Zucco is up for parole, and Alfred Pennyworth pleads with the parole board not to let him go free. 

Nightwing Returns to Gotham to help Bruce Deal with the Loss of Jason, and the Story of How Dick Grayson Became Robin is Told. 

What is the connection between Dick and Boss Zucco?

And who is behind the murders? 

 

 

Collecting issues #436-439.

 

 

Batman (1940 series) #436
By Marv Wolfman & Pat Broderick / Michael Bair. 
“Different Roads”  Batman Year 3 pt 1 (of 4)
Someone is killing off Gotham's mob bosses, and Batman keeps arriving too late to prevent the murders. Meanwhile, Boss Zucco is up for parole, and Alfred Pennyworth pleads with the parole board not to let him go free. Nightwing returns to Gotham, having heard that Batman's sanity is eroding, and sets off in search of his mentor . 
This issue contains the First Appearance of Tim Drake (Robin III). 
Batman (1940 series) #437
By Marv Wolfman & Pat Broderick / Michael Bair. 
“Changes Made”  Batman Year 3 pt 2 (of 4)
Nightwing catches up with Batman in the rubble of the clifftop home of one of Gotham's mob bosses, while 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 (1940 series) #438
By MMarv Wolfman & Pat Broderick / Michael Bair. 
“Turnabout”  Batman Year 3 pt 3 (of 4)
Alfred cannot bring himself to attempt killing Boss Zucco, and attempts to bribe him to leave Gotham, an attempt that is met with derision. Meanwhile, Batman and Nightwing separately discover that Zucco will be released that night, and suspect that he may be connected to the recent mob killings.
Batman (1940 series) #439
By Marv Wolfman & Pat Broderick / Michael Bair. 
“Resolutions”  Batman Year 3 pt 4 (of 4)
Boss Zucco has been killed and suddenly the criminals of Gotham are falling over one another to get hold of a book he kept detailing their secrets. Still working separately, Batman and Nightwing trace the book to a hiding place in the orphanage where both Zucco and Dick Grayson spent some of their childhoods