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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Batman Not-So-Super Post!

We begin rounding up our Super Post series with three Not-So-Super Posts, because they're featuring basically whatever didn't fit anywhere else.  So today, we feature Batman:

Professor Gorilla
Professor Gorilla first appeared as a villain in the 1966 Batman manga (バットマン Battoman).  He was later brought to comics by Grant Morrison in Batman, Incorporated #2 (February 2011) as a villain of the Batman of Japan.

Alfred
Left: How Alfred originally looked (1943).
Middle: How Alfred looked in the Batman serial (1943). 
Right: How Alfred has looked since Detective Comics #83 (January 1944). 

Fun Fact: It was explained away by having Alfred go to a health spa.

Lord Death Man's name and location
Lord Death Man first appeared as a villain in the 1966 Batman manga (バットマン Battoman); he was based on the character Death Man, who first appeared in Batman #180 (May 1966).  Lord Death Man was later brought to comics by Grant Morrison in Batman, Incorporated #1 (January 2011) as a villain of the Batman of Japan, and established that he and Death Man are the same person.

The Batcave
Originally, the closest thing Batman had to a Batcave was an old barn he used for a hangar.  In Batman #12 (August-September 1942), some underground hangars were mentioned, but the Batcave itself first appeared in Detective Comics #83 (January 1944).  However, the actual first appearance of the Batcave was in the 1943 Batman serial; it was a money saving measure since the production company already had a cave set.

1 comment:

  1. Prince Daka (aka Dr. Tito Daka), the villain from the 1943 Batman serial, was brought into comics in All-Star Squadron #42-43 (1985).

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