Batman has been around for over seventy years, and in that time he has developed into one of the most iconic figures in popular culture. It’s difficult to fathom, but there was a time when Batman was not the household name he is today. Since his introduction in Detective Comics #27 in 1939, much has changed about the Batman, but what is even more interesting is what has remained the same. Barring a few tweaks here and there, as well as the campiness of the Silver Age, the Batman of today is still the same character that was born from the imaginations of Bob Kane and Bill Finger so many years back. My intentions with this series is to go back into the Wayback Machine and make my way through Batman’s rich history from the beginning. I’ll be reading through Batman, Detective Comics and various other titles that will pop in and out over the years, giving a historical view as well as a firsthand look at what a modern day comic fan thinks of the older stories. I’ll go over each year, recapping the significant stories and occurrences, then give my personal evaluation of the events that went down. But my opinion is nothing more than anybody else’s, so I encourage anybody to chime in and voice their thoughts, especially when we get closer to the modern era where it is more likely that someone has read a particular issue or story.
I’m excited to jump into this project, as this is new territory for me. Batman spans many generations, with each person having their own vision of who Batman is to them. My goal as I read through Batman’s history is to see all of these different visions of Batman with hopes that it will give me a greater appreciation of the character and expand my own perception of who Batman is.
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