Boston Strong

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My reaction to loud mouth bitches & niggas who ain’t bout nun

It all started in Detective Comics #27. Commissioner Gordon is entertaining his young socialite friend, Bruce Wayne, discussing his puzzlement over “The Bat-Man”. Then suddenly he is called to the scene of a murder. Next we find two robbers about to make a getaway when suddenly they run into “The Bat-Man” who quickly and easily dispatches them. Then is chased away by the police. The rest, as they say, is history.
Of course there’s a lot more to it than that, but it’s important to note how little Batman has changed in nearly a century. His contemporaries, like Superman or Wonder Woman, have all had their origins and powers tweaked here and there, sometimes in major ways. But other than the “the” dropped from his name and some costume changes, Batman today is nearly identical to his 1939 counterpart. Which is why perhaps writers and artists love to interpret him in so many ways. He’s a blank slate in the best way possible. 
But back in the late-20’s Bob Kane and Bill Finger could never imagine their hero’s popularity would last this long, make this much money, be adapted into so many other mediums and (sorry, Superman fans) become the crown jewel in DC’s line-up.
Batman’s birth came about when a young artist named Kane was approached by National Publications (precursor to DC) to come up with a new superhero after the success of Superman a year earlier. Kane would bring his proposed sketch to another young artist/writer, Finger, who would add to Kane’s original design. The most significant of which would be the now famous cape and cowl. Along with an alter-ego, wealthy playboy Bruce Wayne.
Of course over the years the Batman mythos would be expanded upon by some of the industries best. Giving him a sidekick, a large stable of rogues, the ever-doting Alfred Pennyworth, and ever-expanding Bat-Family and the tools and gadgets crucial to his crime fighting escapades. The most iconic of which would be the Bat-Mobile, ironic because it’s design is always changing. Another crucial part of Batman’s war on crime would be the Batcave. A sanctuary and place to do research and planning as well as storage for those tools and Bat-Mobile. It’s also the place the World’s Greatest Detective did most of his detective work.  
So what is Batman’s legacy besides the millions of fans worldwide, the thousands of comic series and stories, movie shorts & radio cereals, multiple successful films and tv shows and now a great track record in video games? Well, he’ll be played by Ben Affleck in a movie he’s sharing with Superman. But that’s a discussion for another time. 
Happy 75th Birthday, Batman! I’m sure you’ve got 75 more left in ya.

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