Batman Turns 75–With actor Ben Affleck set to sport the iconic cape in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film starring Henry Cavill, Batman turns 75. Batman made his first appearance in Detective Comics’ twenty-seventh issue in May of 1939 and the rest is history. Seeing numerous incarnations in comic books, movies and animated shows, the cape crusader has no doubt left a mark on pop culture. His likeness has spawned toys, mugs, t-shirts, action figures and more. In films alone, Batman as a franchise has grossed nearly four billion dollars globally. Take a look below as we revisit Batman throughout the years.