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 www.Batman75.com, 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.