The Year Of The Bat: The Dark Knight Turns 75


It was on March 30, 1939 that the world first caught a glimpse of the character that would become one of the most iconic comic book characters of all time. It was in the pages of Detective Comics #27 that The Batman was born. Now, thousands of Bat-comics later—not to mention a slew of Bat-movies, serials, TV shows, books, magazines, toys, action figures, clothes, video games, and Bat-merchandising out the wazoo—the World’s Greatest Detective turns 75.

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment is celebrating this diamond jubilee with the launching of a very Bat-specific website. To find out all the things going on during this year of Bat-celebration, all one need do is head on over to, the Bat-dedicated area of DC Comics’ website. It’s a place where any and all Bat-maniacs can get their Bat-love on. There will be fun facts and trivia, movie and comic book news, interactive entertainment, and even the ultimate Bat-sweepstakes.

This Bat-year promises to be a fun-filled year of Batty goodness, and this newly launched website is the Bat-hub of it all. The cyber world’s Bat-cave, if you will. Now granted, DC’s new Bat-site (are ya tired of everything being Bat-this and Bat-that? Well, too Bat-bad!) may not be the most comprehensive Batman archives around, in fact it’s seems pretty superficial from where I’m standing, but as a basic (read: very basic) guide for everything Bat-related during this 75th year of the Caped Crusader, it’ll do in a pinch.

And for any new Bat-fans out there, once you are done perusing the DC Entertainment Bat-site, why not grab yourself a copy of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One, Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s The Long Halloween, Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke, as well as the epic Batman: Knightfall, and for some old school fun (like 75 years old) a copy of Batman Archives Vol. 1, and enjoy The Year of The Batman in proper style. Happy 75th to The Dark Knight, now go have one crazy Bat-year.


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Kevyn Knox

Kevyn Knox is a Blogger, Film Historian + Critic, a Comicbook Nerd from waaay back, a lapsed Cartoonist, a wouldbe Novelist, and the Writer of All Things Kevyn. Born and raised in an amusement park (really, he was, we're not lying about that) Kevyn has spent time as a post-beat poet, a film critic, and that guy in the corner of the party, wearing an argyle sweater vest and a fedora with a Daredevil pin on it, and not talking to anybody. These days he can be found at his renowned blog, appropriately titled All Things Kevyn, a catch-all of pop cultural reference, tackling subjects from cinema to comics to TV to music to video games to pretty much everything and anything else that happens to pop into his head. Oh yeah, and he's just kookoo for top ten lists.