Résumé: After witnessing the death of his parents as a child, Batman began a mission of vengeance and justice. Vowing to defend those who could not protect themselves, Batman was soon joined by the acrobatic Robin in fulfillment of this selfless task. Through the years, this dynamic duo has fought side by side against organized crime, alien invaders, world conquerors, mad scientists, super-powered villains and maniacs. BATMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 4 reprints some of the craziest and most entertaining adventures from the 1940s as Batman and Robin square off against such outrageous characters as the Joker and the Penguin.