Batman Timeline – “Batman in 1955”


JANUARY: “The Batmen of All Nations” – The Gaucho of Argentina, The Legionary of Italy, The Musketeer of France, Britain’s The Knight and Squire, and The Ranger of Australia – debuts in DETECTIVE COMCIS #215. (Writer Grant Morrison brought back the group in 2007 in BATMAN#667.)

JUNE: Ace the Bat-Hound first appears in BATMAN #92.

JULY/AUGUST: Batman gains Superman’s powers in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #77.

AUGUST: Batman meets the Batman of the prehistoric era – “Tiger Man” – in BATMAN #93.

OCTOBER: Batman builds a robot Batman called the “Batman Machine” in DETECTIVE COMICS #224.

DECEMBER: Batman reveals that he was once Robin as a youth in DETECTIVE COMICS #226.

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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.