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Batman poster presents 75 highlights in 75 years of Bat-History



A Batman graphic chronicling Batman's 75 years of history.
A Batman graphic chronicling Batman's 75 years of history.
DC Comics
A Batman graphic chronicling Batman's 75 years of history.
A new take on the cover to Detective Comics #27.
DC Comics
A Batman graphic chronicling Batman's 75 years of history.
A Batman cape.
DC Comics


As part of their celebration of the 75th anniversary of Batman, DC Comics has released a new poster showing highlights (and, depending on your perspective, lowlights) of the character's history.

(Click here to see the full-sized version of the graphic.)

Those notable moments include hero and villain debuts, Batman TV shows and films, and the iconic storylines that burrowed their way into fans' minds. Sure, the items get a little more clumped together in the modern era, both due to a change in storytelling style and pushing the new as any good PR machine does, but it offers a nice look at what has made Batman a modern legend.

Some fun facts related to this run through history:

DC Comics is gearing up for Batman Day, which they're celebrating on Wednesday, July 23, which also happens to be the first day of San Diego Comic-Con. They're kicking the celebration up a notch from Superman's 75th anniversary last year — of course, Bats doesn't have a new movie to highlight him like Supes did with "Man of Steel."

On that day, they'll be giving away a special edition of Detective Comics #27 — the comic in which Batman made his debut. They're also adding a recent modern retelling by author Brad Meltzer.

Batman Day also includes giveaways of a cape and four Bat-masks from different eras, including the original 1939 look, one modeled after the Batman TV series, another inspired by Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" (which also looks to be inspiring the new "Batman v. Superman" movie) and one modern version. You can see them below:

They're also launching two new Batman comics, "Robin Rises: Omega" and "Grayson," and later that week they're having a library version of Batman Day.

Watch two shorts created for Batman's 75th anniversary below, dipping into both Batman's past...

Batman's past video

... and his future:

Batman's future video