Bat-Timeline – “Batman in 1981”

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JANUARY: The villain “Electrocutioner” makes his debut in BATMAN #331.

MARCH: The 500th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS is celebrated in, well, DETECTIVE COMICS #500. In one of the issue’s stories, “To Kill A Legend,” Batman and Robin travel to another Earth (with the aid of the Phantom Stranger) and prevent the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Does this also prevent young Bruce Wayne from becoming The Batman in this alternate world? Without giving away the details, it seems that no matter what, Bruce Wayne was destined to be Batman.

MARCH: The Penguin’s origin is finally revealed in BEST OF DC BLUE RIBBON DIGEST #10 (“Secret Origins of Super-Villains”).

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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.