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BATMAN Before Tim Burton

"COMMISSIONER GORDON, IS THERE A SIX FOOT BAT IN GOTHAM CITY?" 

My favorite line in a "Batman" motion picture. It's from Producer and Director Tim Burton's 1989 feature"Batman". This is a look at the origins of "Bruce Wayne" aka: "Batman", "Dick Grayson" the original "Robin", "Barbara Gordon" aka: "Batgirl" and the original "Oracle" of "The Birds of Paradise" and "Alfred Pennyworth" the loyal Wayne Butler. As they made their first on screen appearances.

Below the first comic book appearance of "The Batman" in "Detective Comics #27" released for May 1939.



His was born Robert Kahn and changed his name to Robert Kane, but would be known to most as Bob Kane. In 1936 he began to freelance for "D.C.".



In early 1939 Jerry Iger and Will Eisner, the founders of D.C. Comics, were looking for another character to compete with the publication…