Batmanniversary


I've had a few posts about Batman in the works — some by coincidence; some
because of his belated 75th birthday hoopla.


Batman, in an early version of his familiar outfit, standing on a rooftop as one of a pair of stereotypical gangsters exclaims 'The Bat-Man!!!'
Panel from "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate" in Detective Comics #27 © 1939 DC
Comics. Script: Bill Finger. Pencils, Inks, Letters: Bob Kane. Colors: Unknown.


Which I'm kind-of resisting. Batman debuted (as "The Bat-Man!") at the hands of
Bob Kane and Bill Finger in Detective Comics #27, dated May 1939 but on sale in April of that year. Given how slow DC Comics was to roll out logos and other celebratory stuff for Superman's diamond jubilee in 2013 — not to mention the whole company's a few years before that — I shouldn't be surprised that today, July 23rd, was designated by DC as Batman Day.