86 – Become The Bat

A panel from the Batman story in Detective Comics #33, October 1939
A panel from the Batman story in Detective Comics #33, October 1939

In Detective Comics #33 (October 1939), the Batman is finally given an origin story – and wow, what a powerful page and half that is! Apparently Bill Finger wrote this part of the story (the rest being written by Gardner Fox) and the words combined with the iconic imagery of Bob Kane continue the dark and moody vibe of this character.

My favorite telling of Batman’s origin is still Frank Miller’s Batman Year One, but this original origin is my second.