80 years ago this week readers of Detective Comics were introduced to a new crime fighter – The Batman. By day he is wealthy Gotham City socialite Bruce Wayne, by night he dons a cape and cowl and fights crime.
As Batman’s popularity grew, a second comic entitled Batman was introduced to readers a year later in 1940. Batman No. 1 introduced readers to Bruce Wayne aka Batman’s back story that deals with the death of his parents – Thomas and Martha Wayne and the introduction The Joker and The Cat (later renamed Catwoman).
In 1965 John Whalen of Dunmore re-discovered his cache of the first 15 issues of the Batman comics which including No. 1.
Here is the article about his find –
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 14 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast