Bat-Timeline – “Batman in 1958”


MARCH: “The Terrible Trio” – The Fox, The Shark, and The Vulture – make their debut in DETECTIVE COMICS #253.

MARCH: The Batman Family adds “Mongo, The Bat-Ape” in BATMAN #114.


The Bat-Ape (as well as Jungle Batman) appeared in the episode of BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD titled “Shadow of the Bat!”



APRIL: Batman adds the Bat-Copter to his fleet of Bat-vehicles in DETECTIVE COMICS #254.


JULY: Individual helicopters – called “Whirly-Bats” – are used by The Dynamic Duo in DETECTIVE COMICS #257.

SEPTEMBER: The character “Calendar Man” makes his first appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS#259.

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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.