Happy 75th Birthday, Batman!

75 years ago today, Detective Comics issue #27 first hit newsstands and ushered into pop culture an American icon: The Bat-Man!

Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, no one at the time could have guessed (although some shrewd business moves made many people very very rich while leaving some almost completely forgotten to history) that The Bat-Man, mysterious vigilante of the night, who was in fact bored millionaire Bruce Wayne, would not only endure for 75 years and counting, but would grow to one of the most recognizable fictional characters in our modern times and grow beyond the comic book page to be represented in nearly every form of media.

Here's to another 75 years and then some! Batman is indeed the hero we deserve.


  1. I agree with you that there was much shading business dealing going on in the comic books back in the golden age and Bill Finger got the finger. But history knows the truth and we know the truth. Bob Kane may have doodled a character but Bill Finger created BATMAN.