Batman: 100 Greatest Moments
- By Robert Greenberger
- Hardcover: 304 pages
The Bat. The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight. The World's Greatest Detective. Whatever you call him, Bruce "The Batman" Wayne remains one of the most iconic comic book characters of all time. This volume encapsulates the most memorable moments that have left fans stunned, in awe, or heartbroken since his inception in 1939.
Batman has had many writers, his cowl has been worn by a plethora of different actors, and while many people have a favorite Batman, there's no doubt that he's the fan-favorite. With this book, relive Batman's greatest 100 moments with choice comic book spreads, covers, and comic book panels. Broken up into key themes prevalent in the Batman Comics (villains, allies, his origins, his lovers, and when Batman goes out of this world), Batman: 100 Greatest Moments encompasses all aspects of everyone's favorite billionaire vigilante.
While Gotham is perpetually in peril, the world, in general, is better with the Bat in it. Whether it's his sharp wit, his extravagant mansion, or his extensive back catalog of vehicles and gadgets. From creator Bob Kane to Tom King's 100-issue run that started in 2018, Batman has morphed with the times.
The National Archives has quite the collection of comic books in its holdings. Many were submitted in 1954 to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency as evidence of comics corrupting influence on the young.
The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency hearings were televised, with Senators questioning individuals from the comic book industry, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dell, and EC Comics. For three days, experts testified on whether comic books were "printed poison" for young people. As a result of the hearings and the bad publicity that the comic book industry received, many of the comic book companies agreed to form the Comics Code Authority to self-regulate their comic books.
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