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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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.