Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Cruising Around Gotham
Now, the Batmobile is a seriously tricked-out car, and you can't blame a guy for wanting to drive it!
"Batmobile" was first coined and even longer before the first "finned" car.
Batman first appeared in May of 1939 in Detective Comics #27, and although the first true Batmobile did not appear for another two years, it has become one of the Dark Knight's best known weapons.
Batman was driving around in a no-frills red coupe. In fact, it appears to be nearly identical to Bruce Wayne's personal car. It didn't have a very big role in the comic.
This famous incarnation of the Batmobile was featured on the cover of Batman #20 (December 1943 – January 1944) and Batman #47 (June-July 1948) and was a mainstay for our heroes for many years.
While the Batmobile was one of many gadgets used by Batman to fight crime in the Golden Age of comic books, it was certainly one of the most important, and continues to play a key role of in the development of the character today. I wish I had a cool set of wheels like that!