75 Years, 75 Batmen

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Millionaire Bruce Wayne was just a child when he watched his parents get gunned down during a mugging in Gotham City. The crime would define his life, as he dedicated himself to becoming the world’s greatest weapon against crime—the Batman.

The Dark Knight is the most feared superhero of all, because he’s pushed himself to the absolute pinnacle of human achievement. He’s a brilliant detective who’s mastered fighting techniques the world’s barely heard of.

An Olympic-caliber athlete with a plan for every occasion, Batman out maneuvers his foes with the greatest of ease. But in his crusade against injustice, two questions always loom: How far will he go to protect the innocent, and will he sacrifice his humanity along the way?

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First appearing in 1939, Batman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. In 75 years, Batman has progressed to become one third of DC’s Trinity along with Superman and Wonder Woman, fellow flagship icons/franchises for DC Comics.

Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary with this visual trip through his past. Discover how Batman’s look has evolved since his humble beginning as we journey through 75 of his batsuits, drawn by everyone from Bob Kane to Greg Capullo!

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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