Bat-Timeline – “Batman in 1984”


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FEBRUARY: Jason Todd officially becomes Batman’s sidekick/partner (with the blessing of Dick Grayson) – Robin, The Boy Wonder – in BATMAN #368.

JULY: Dick Grayson becomes “Nightwing” in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #44.

AUGUST: A criminal who was an equal and opposite of Batman – “The Wrath” – made his debut in BATMAN SPECIAL #1. As a child, The Wrath’s criminal parents had been shot to death by a young street cop named James Gordon. He swore vengeance on Gordon as well as a life of crime.

The most memorable thing about 1984 for me was that I graduated high school and started college in May and September respectively. As far as Batman was concerned, I didn’t pay much attention to The Caped Crusader in ’84. However, I’ve read all of the stories above and The Wrath actually became a favorite of mine. Loved the episode of THE BATMAN animated series that featured the character. – Bill “Jett” Ramey

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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.