BOF’s Bat-Timeline – “Batman in 1969”


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MARCH: Catwoman is featured in BATMAN #210 sporting a new red and blue costume.

MAY: Batman’s 30th anniversary is marked in DETECTIVE COMICS #387.

NOVEMBER: Alfred’s last name of Pennyworth is revealed in BATMAN #216. The character’s original last name, Beagle, was now attributed to the Earth-2 version of the character.

DECEMBER: Batman gets another revamp via the story “One Bullet Too Many” from BATMAN#394. Bruce is left alone with Alfred when Dick Grayson leaves for college. Bruce decides to leave Wayne Manor for a penthouse on top of the Wayne Foundation building in downtown Gotham. A new Batcave was built under the Wayne Foundation skyscraper.

DECEMBER: Batman gets a new Batmobile yet again – a turbo-charged sports car – in DETECTIVE COMICS #394.

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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.