Monday, April 28, 2014

75th anniversary of Batman

                Ahh, today is the day, the big 7-5.  If you are unsure of what I am talking about I am talking about the 75th anniversary of Batman.  It is a huge occasion in the comic book world that Batman has been around for 75 years now.  Batman was created in 1939 by artist Bob Kane and written by Bill Finger when he first showed up in Detective Comics #27.  So in following in these footsteps I would like to point out the top 3 comics that every Batman fan should read in order to honor the legacy of Mr. Kane and Mr. Finger, so enjoy and check it them out because they are some great reads. Enjoy!

                Batman: Knightfall -  In this classic story, Bane escapes from prison in order to hatch his best plan yet, cause a huge riot with the other inmates of Arkham and cause Batman to attack them all so he can break the bat.  Thus a new Batman is chosen who goes by the name of Azrael, and dispenses his own brand of justice.  It is worth a read to any Batman fan and you can see just how much of 90’s cheese and cliché it really is. 

                Batman: Hush – Another great one, also done by my favorite artist Mr. Lee.  This one has Batman fighting a brand new enemy who can take on the face of anyone he knows while he also brings back some old foes and even old friends and heroes to make Batman question who he really is.  This one even goes so far to make it my number one Batman comic and I even own it in my own collection, such an amazing ride from start to finish. 

                Batman: A Death of the Family -   This one takes place in the new 52 continuity and uses all of the bat family in order to rope the viewer in.  After a year of the Joker thought to be dead, he returns with a brand new plan to rid himself of the Batman family so it can only be him and the bat.  While trying to kill off other members of the family, Batman makes a startling realization of his own.  Such a great read that it deserves to be in every collector’s collection.


                There you have it, the top 3 batman storylines that everyone should read.  Just in time for the 75th anniversary of the Batman. Have a great night all.

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