Batman: 80 Years of the Dark Knight

From his humble beginning in the pages of Detective Comics #27 to his current standing as a pop culture icon and one of the world's most recognizable superheroes, Batman has been delighting comics readers for eight decades. Now, we invite you to relive the Dark Knight's journey, as we revisit his many looks over the years in this exclusive Batman 80th Anniversary Comic-Con video.

Batman, a History of Heroics: The 2000s

The Dark Knight’s sixth decade brought with it a brand new millennium and new innovations in technology, which soon made their way to the Batman storylines of the era.

Batman, a History of Heroics: 1980s-1990s

The 1980s was arguably the most consequential decade for Batman since his debut, with the release of three of his most widely read and influential storylines and the debut of his first modern movie.

Batman, a History of Heroics: 1960s-1970s

The 1960s were a wild, rocky time in American history, and that was true in the world of the Dark Knight as well, who faced a serious sales slump until an out-of-nowhere television hit reinvigorated the character and expanded his world even

Batman, a History of Heroics: 1940s-1950s

While Batman may have been born in 1939, the next two decades would start to shape him into the hero we know and love today, introducing key members of the Bat-Family like Robin, Alfred and the on-again-off-again love of Bruce Wayne’s life,

Batman, a History of Heroics: The Beginning

As Batman marks his 80th anniversary in comics and entertainment, you’d have to imagine he’s proud of all he’s achieved (if Batman were one to allow himself to feel something so self-congratulatory as pride).

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