PREVIOUS: “Batman in 1975.” For all of BOF’s Batman Timelines, CLICK HERE.
JANUARY: Man-Batman gets his own monthly series that would only last two issues.
Of these three 1976 Batman comics, I only owned DETECTIVE COMICS #457. It’s story – “There’s No Hope In Crime Alley” – is one of my favorite all-time Batman stories and made BOF’s list of the best 10 Batman stories for Batman 75.
While I don’t recall ever buying and/or reading the SUPER FRIENDS comic book, I did love that Saturday morning cartoon as a child. I don’t know how many of y’all can remember how big of a deal it was as a kid to wake up on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons.
Overall, 1976 — which of course marked the Bicentenial of the United States — was not a big year for our Caped Crusader. But that wouldn’t be the story come 1977. – Bill “Jett” Ramey