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
Superhero comics are a funny thing. They've been around forever—in Batman's case, eighty years—and as next Wednesday is about to remind us, they're approaching the point where issue #1000s are actually being released.
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,
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).