Batman Turns 75! See the Cape Crusader Throughout the Years

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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.


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Christian Bale as Batman in Batman Begins (2005)

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Batman & Robin drawn for Batman #1 by Bob Kane

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George Clooney as Batman in Batman & Robin (1997)

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Batman drawn by Jim Lee for The New 52 Batman #2

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Adam West as Batman for the 1960s television series Batman

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Batman drawn by Dick Giordano for DETECTIVE COMICS #546

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Val Kilmer as Batman in Batman Forever (1995)

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Batman drawn by Frank Miller for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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Michael Keaton as Batman in Batman (1989)

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