Holy magic wielders, Batman! On this week’s episode of The Flash—aptly titled “Abra Kadabra”—the eponymous character made his small screen debut in a big bad fashion. He appeared sporting some of the best hair that has been seen on a #DCTV show to date in order to flaunt his knowledge of future events with Barry and Iris…including the true identity of Savitar himself (a subject I know every reader here has their own theory on!).
We're pretty sure the Dark Knight isn't one to celebrate birthdays, but that isn't going to stop us from celebrating it for him anyway! What now, Batman?! Ha!
... please don't hurt us.
Seriously though, this week's release of Detective Comics #27 celebrates the first appearance of the Caped Crusader, who made his dynamic debut in the original Detective Comics #27 75 years ago. And in all that time, he doesn't seem to have aged a da—okay, okay, fine, we're not going to make that joke again. But we will point out that his awesomeness hasn't diminished one single bit.
They say that a hero is only as good as his villain—which is arguably what makes Batman so dang amazing. After all, let’s face it, the Dark Knight holds, hands down, the most infamous and recognizable Rogues Gallery in the history of comic books.
From the Joker, the Riddler and Catwoman to Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy and Two-Face, to Penguin, Scarecrow and oh so many more, the ill-famed inmates of Arkham, the criminally capricious citizens of Gotham both frighten and fascinate comic fans of all ages with their complexity, depth and completely insanely bazonkers gimmicks.