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 –