Thursday, September 17, 2009

April 1940 - First Batman Comic Book

Batman has been an ongoing comic book series featuring the DC Comics hero of the same name. The character first appeared in Detective Comics #27, published in May 1939. When Batman proved to be so popular that a self-titled ongoing comic book series began publication in the spring of 1940. It was first advertised in early April 1940, one month after the first appearance of his new sidekick, Robin, the Boy Wonder.

Though the Batman comic book was initially launched as a quarterly publication, it later became a bi-monthly series through the late 1950s, after which it became a monthly publication and has remained so since. As of September, 2009, the series has reached issue #690 and was put on hiatus until June of the same year.

I think Batman will be a hero for years to come, and not just for kids, but for many adults too!

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