Paul Hair

Via Tom Smithyman at Hollywood in Toto:

From his comic book origin 80 years ago this weekend to his multiple incarnations on TV and the silver screen, there’s no denying Batman’s pop culture impact.

The brainchild of Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Batman is perhaps the most accessible – the most American – of superheroes. He has no powers, only his keen wit and fighting skills to hold off the best rogues gallery in comics, including the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler as well as his sometimes love interest Catwoman.

Batman also has a relatable origin story – one that has been copied many times in the 80 years since Detective Comics 27 debuted on March 30, 1939. . . .

Read the entire article at Hollywood in Toto.

Top Image: Excerpt of cover for ‘Detective Comics’ 1,000.