Batman Timeline – “Batman in 1957”


MARCH: The classic story, “The Rainbow Batman,” was featured in DETECTIVE COMICS #241.

This story was the inspiration for the BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD episode titled, “Emperor Joker!”

APRIL: Robin inhales “maturing gas,” becomes an adult, and becomes “Owl Man” in BATMAN #107. And of course, eventually goes back to being Robin.

JUNE: The history of the Batarang – as well as a detail of Batman’s collection – was found in DETECTIVE COMICS #244.

JUNE: The Joker and Lex Luthor team up for the very first time in any medium in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #88. The Joker drives and Lex rides shotgun, FYI.

SEPTEMBER: After becoming afraid of bats due to the shenanigans of Prof. Milo, Bruce Wayne shuns the Mantle of the Bat and becomes “Starman” in DETECTIVE COMICS #247.

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A life-long Batman fan, Bill "Jett" Ramey is the founder of BATMAN ON FILM. His passions include Dallas Cowboys football (fan since birth/season ticket holder since 2000), Elvis Presley, Rock music, cold beer, dive bars, the city of Austin, his summer house in Minnesota, the University of Texas Longhorns and...THE BATMAN (fan for 50+ years)! He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife ("Announcer Rachel"), his youngest son, and 1.5 Boston Terriers.