Getting set to celebrate 75 Years of Batman
It’s WHAM!/BAM!/AMAZING! to think that Batman is now 75 years old, the superhero first having appeared in the comic book ‘Detective Comics #27’ (as The Bat-Man) on March 30, 1939.
Since then, Batman has gone on to star in graphic novels, feature films, TV shows and of course videogames to become one of the most popular superheroes, right up there with Superman.
In conjunction with Batman’s 75th Anniversary, Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a year-long celebration deserved of our heroic masked crusader.
First up is the unveiling of a commemorative 75th anniversary logo (pictured below). Secondly, is an art exhibit featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretations of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the forthcoming ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ videogame. Next, comic retailers, book stores and libraries will celebrate “Batman Day” on Wednesday 23 July 23, with each location offering fans a free, special edition Batman comic book.
On the television front, Warner Bros TV is currently producing a pilot episode of the highly anticipated Gotham, a one-hour drama for FOX which explores the origin stories of eventual police commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham City famous.
We’ll be announcing more events as they come to hand.
Of interesting note, Batman is the single most successful superhero film franchise in history and there have been more theatrical movies released based on him than on any other comic book character. In video games, the ‘Batman Arkham’ franchise is also the most successful superhero game concept ever.