Happy 80th anniversary Batman!

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artbat123
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Happy 80th anniversary Batman!

Post by artbat123 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:14 pm

Today, March 30, 1939, the first appearance of Batman in Detective #27.


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John Mack
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Re: Happy 80th anniversary Batman!

Post by John Mack » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:55 pm

Why does the issue say May then?
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clavierankh
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Post by clavierankh » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:08 pm

They always do that with Magazines. Gives them a longer shelf life.

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Re: Happy 80th anniversary Batman!

Post by elmrgraham » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:24 pm

Happy Anniversary Caped Crusader.

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TP-6597
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Re: Happy 80th anniversary Batman!

Post by TP-6597 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:13 am

My FB post from yesterday.

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Keith Mayo
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Re: Happy 80th anniversary Batman!

Post by Keith Mayo » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:50 am

John Mack wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:55 pm
Why does the issue say May then?
"Based on historical data from the Registrar of Copyrights, DC celebrates March 30th instead of May because it was common practice in 1939 for publications to go on sale prior to their indicated cover date. So although Batman appeared in the May 1939 cover-dated issue of Detective Comics 27, that issue actually hit newsstands on March 30, 1939".
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John Mack
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Re: Happy 80th anniversary Batman!

Post by John Mack » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:19 pm

Thank you Clavier and Keith. I had forgotten.
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Re: Happy 80th anniversary Batman!

Post by BATWINGED HORNET » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:48 am

artbat123 wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:14 pm
Today, March 30, 1939, the first appearance of Batman in Detective #27.
Although this Alex Ross painting is several years old, it is being used again for another version of Detective #27:

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Beneath Wayne Manor

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