|* The series has many successors. The mentioned ones are only examples of some of the best known.|
series premiered in 1939.
Batman and Robin were struck by sudden tragedy (they both
lost their parents due to criminal elements) which
resulted in their mutual vow to fight crime for the rest
of their lives. They do so mainly in Gotham City where
they live fairly anonymous lives as playboy Bruce Wayne
and ward Dick Grayson, but when they are on the job they
Batman (named Bat-Man in the start) is also a member of Justice League of America.