I have always loved Batman perhaps a little bit more than the other super heros. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t actually have any super powers; he’s just an ordinary human who is made of awesome. Like many other comic book logos, the Batman logo has morphed over the years to suit its medium. From the pages of the comics, to the television, to the theater screens, Batman has evolved. In recognition of the famed Caped Crusader’s 75th Anniversary, DC Comics has just unveiled a special logo and year long celebratory campaign. While there will be anniversary related events and activities across the spectrum of the Warner Bros. Entertainment throughout this year, a highlight of the anniversary program includes an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring twenty contemporary artists’ interpretation of Batman’s iconic headpiece and cape from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight video game.
The iconic Dark Knight first appeared as the Bat-Man in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, written by Bill Finger and illustrated by Bob Kane. The super hero was so popular that he received his own comic book just one year later. “Batman is an incredibly important property with multi-generational appeal across all of the Studio’s businesses, and we’re proud to celebrate this milestone anniversary,” said Kevin Tsujihara, Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “From billion-dollar blockbuster films to TV, home entertainment, video games and consumer products, The Dark Knight continues to resonate with audiences worldwide and rightfully deserves his place as a global pop culture icon for the ages.” Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President & Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment further asserts, “Batman is one of the greatest characters ever created, in comics or elsewhere, and even after 75 years he continues to wildly fascinate fans. He is an integral part of pop culture and has successfully captured the imagination of the entire world. The origin of Batman, Bruce Wayne and the famous citizens of Gotham are legendary and likely a story you know inside out, even if you’ve never picked up a comic book in your life, and that speaks volumes to the character’s immense popularity and the constructs of the original mythology.”