Holy 80th Anniversary Batman! Can you believe it’s been 80 years since the Dark Knight took down his first criminal?
According to AM New York, some things have stayed the same while others have completely changed since Bronx legends Bill Finger and Bob Kane first introduced Batman in 1939.
The article examines the Dark Knight’s humble beginnings as a way for youth to escape from the urban crime around them to its current iteration as a movie icon, and has quotes from the writers and artists who have shaped the Caped Crusader into who he is today.
DC Comics has put together Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman, a hardcover collection of Batman’s greatest tales.