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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Batman

On March 30, 1939, DC Comics published its second major superhero in Detective Comics #27; he was Batman, one of the most popular comic book superheroes of all time. He made his first appearance under the name "Bat-Man."

Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). The first appearance of Batman. Art by Bob Kane. Wikipedia Commons

Batman’s civilian alter ego, billionaire Bruce Wayne, was named after two historical figures — Robert the Bruce and U.S. War of Independence General ‘Mad Anthony’ Wayne. His birthday is February 19th, the date that Batman's creator Bob Kane first drew him.

The first iteration of the Batmobile, introduced in 1941, was just a red Cord 812 convertible with a bat hood ornament.

Batman, a thirty-minute prime time, live-action television series based on the comic character premiered on January 12, 1966. The series starred Adam West as the title character, while Burt Ward played his sidekick, Robin. 120 episodes aired on the ABC network for the three seasons it was shown until March 14, 1968.

Series stars Burt Ward (left) and Adam West

Adam West had his dentist add a little black Batman logo to one of his molars.

The Batmobile driven by Adam West was customized from a Lincoln (Ford) Futura concept car. The vehicle was built in 1954 for what was then a huge $250,000 and never intended for mass production. In spite of its impressive, ‘ futuristic’ appearance, it frequently broke down during filming.

The 17ft- long Batmobile  weighed 2½ tons — the equivalent of a female Indian elephant.

A normal person would have to train 15-18 years to be as physically skilled as Batman.

According to a 2015 estimate, it would cost about $79,237,480.98 to buy all of Batman's gear, mansion, and Batcaves.

The University of Victoria in Canada has offered a course called “The Science of Batman.

There is a city called "Batman" in Turkey.

Source Daily Mail

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