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Thursday, 9 September 2010

Did you know..........?

BatmanThe Dark Knight is a part of our culture.  From the comic books to the Christopher Nolan movies, Batman is a favorite of children and adults alike.  He is a masked vigilante that does the things we  might fantasize about, but wouldn’t consider because of the consequences.  I think one of the biggest draws about Batman is that he is just a normal guy.  He didn’t come from outer space, he isn’t a mad scientist with futuristic weaponry, and he isn’t a mutant that can transform into something otherworldly.  He’s a guy.  A rich guy, yes, albeit, he could be you or me.  Searching the information banks, I’ve come up with five things you might not know about this caped crusader.  He’s a pretty complex guy and so were the people who created him.
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Batman is a fictional character created by the artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. A comic book superhero, Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939, and since then has appeared in many of DC Comics’ publications. Originally referred to as “the Bat-Man” and still referred to at times as “the Batman”, he is additionally known as “the Caped Crusader”, “The Dark Knight”, and “the World’s Greatest Detective”.   It was the Golden Age of comics and everyone wanted to capitalize on the success of Superman; including National Publications, Superman’s own publisher. So they turned to artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, two on-staff comic book writers. When the Caped Crusader made his debut in May 1939 in Detective Comics No. 27 entitled The Case of the Chemical Syndicate Batman had neither sidekick nor gadget belt and he drove around in a bright red sedan. Yet, Batman was fierce — showing no remorse when tossing an evildoer into a vat of acid.  Kane had only been working on comic books for three years when he produced this superhero.  He was 24 years old.

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