BATMAN TIMELINE – “Batman in 1946”


APRIL: Batman and Robin traveled to England and was presented with the “Batboat” by Scotland Yard in DETECTIVE COMICS #110. The H.M.S. Batboat even included a Batarang gun! The Dynamic Duo brought it back with them and it was next seen in BATMAN #34.

MAY/JUNE: Not a Batman comic, but a historic moment in Batman history nonetheless. The Bat-villain Crazy Quilt debuted in BOY COMMANDOS #15 by the legendary artist/writer Jack Kirby.

JUNE: Catwoman sported a purple and green costume with a cat-cowl for the first time. In BATMAN #35. The character also was depicted as a blonde as opposed to a brunette in previous appearances. Catwoman would also be a blonde in both BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and in the 1992 film, BATMAN RETURNS.

OCTOBER: The Joker creates his own Joker-ized versions of Batman’s equipment in BATMAN #37. In the story “The Joker Follows Suit,” The Joker rolled out a Jokermobile, Jokergyro, and Jokersingal.

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Lifelong Batman fan Bill "Jett" Ramey is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of His passions include Dallas Cowboys football, Elvis Presley, Rock music, cold beer, dive bars, the University of Texas Longhorns, and of course, Batman. He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife ("Announcer Rachel") and his .5 Boston Terrier.