Happy Batman Day! Seventy-six years ago today, Batman (created by artist, Bob Kane and writer, Bill Finger) made his first ever appearance in Detective Comics #27. On account of those early comic book appearances that catapulted the Caped Crusader into stardom, today Batman has become one of of the most well known characters in the history of our American pop culture. As one of the world’s beloved and recognizable fictional characters, the Dark Knight has become a mega icon that embodies what it means to be a hero and someone that truly matters.
Up until he watched his parents get gunned down during a mugging in Gotham City, like Richie Rich, Bruce Wayne was just a young boy living a privileged life, unaware of the realities in the world around him. However, that incident changed him, opening his eyes to a life he never imagined. Crime would soon define his life and set him up for altruism, as the millionaire would dedicate himself to becoming the weapon known as Batman. Over the years, he would prove that a single man doesn’t need to have superpowers to be a superhero, just a moral compass and dedication to what is right.