Bat-Timeline – “Batman in 1963”


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JANUARY: Big game hunter Tom Blake takes on Batman as Cat-Man for the first time in DETECTIVE COMICS #311.

FEBRUARY: Batman gains the powers of Clayface in DETECTIVE COMICS #312.

MAY: The Penguin returns after a seven year hiatus in BATMAN #155.

JUNE: While taking part of in a secret U.S. Army experiment, Batman hallucinates that he’s on an alien planet and Robin is killed in BATMAN #156. The story, “Robin Dies at Dawn!,” is considered one of the most important Batman stories in the character’s history. Starting in 2006, Grant Morrison would use parts of this tale in his “Batman, R.I.P.” storyline in BATMAN.

AUGUST: The Silver Age’s Justice League of Earth-One meets the Golden Age’s Justice Society of Earth-Two for the first time in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21.

AUGUST: Cat-Man returns and Batwoman joins him as his “Cat-Woman” (while going undercover to capture the villain) in DETECTIVE COMICS #318.

NOVEMBER: The Joker takes on Clayface in BATMAN #159.

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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.