Holy 75th Anniversary, Batman! | Fulton Street Collective | Special Events | Chicago Reader
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Holy 75th Anniversary, Batman! Free

When: Sat., April 26 2014
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Batman's first appearance, in Detective Comics No. 27, and it seems, therefore, like a good time to reveal a villainous and dastardly secret: those first Batman comics were unbelievably wretched. Early Superman stories have a vindictive socialist charge as Siegel and Shuster gleefully have their high-jumping hero bash greedy capitalist pigs; early Wonder Woman comics are a delirious mix of bondage, feminism, and giant space kangaroos. But the first Batman stories are unreadable, dreary pulp dreck, with numbing text and indifferent art. Reading them now, you'd never know that an icon was being born. Continue reading >>



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