754 – Superboy Meets Bruce Wayne

Remember that time Superboy met Oliver Queen and set him on the path to become Green Arrow? The plot is shamelessly copied in Adventure Comics #275 (June 1960) wherein Superboy reminisces about meeting Robin and then wonders if he’ll ever meet a young Bruce Wayne. Literally one panel later guess who shows up in Clark’s […]

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625 – Lew Moxon and Thomas Wayne

In Detective Comics #235 (July 1956), Bruce and Dick are cleaning out the attic when they discover an older bat costume and evidence that Bruce’s father, Thomas Wayne, originally wore a bat costume to a masquerade party wherein he foiled a crime by a mob boss, Lew Moxon. It is later revealed that Lew Moxon […]

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564 – Batcave Origin Retcon

In Detective Comics #205 (Jan 1954), the Bat-Cave is given a revised origin in which Bruce Wayne discovers the cave only after purchasing his house. This is a pretty significant ret-con, given that most Batman origins depict that Bruce inherited the stately Wayne manor from his parents.

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502 – The Mightiest Team

Although this isn’t the first or even second time that Superman and Batman meet in comics, Superman #76 (March 1952) is the first time the two heroes share an adventure together and learn each other’s secret identities. Written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by Curt Swan, it’s a pretty cool story and it’s one of […]

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321 – Batman Dickless Again

In World’s Finest #24 (July 1946), Bruce Wayne full-hand slaps Dick Grayson for spilling a cup of water on him, publicly denouncing him, and sending him back to an orphanage. Batman is Dick-less again! Of course this is so that Dick can infiltrate an orphanage and spoil some crooks’ plans. Of course all is better […]

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303 – Batman is a Swinger

Twenty-five years before the Batusi and forty years before the Batdance, there was Batman #33 (December 1945). Bruce Wayne infiltrates a criminal organization by frequenting a swinging “jive joint” and trying to fit in with all the hep cats.

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297 – Wayne’s Wealth Woes

In Detective Comics #105 (September 1945), we get a little more information about Bruce Wayne’s business dealings, when the treasurer of his new motor company absconds with $3M, causing Bruce to have to sell everything he owns to pay back investors. Of course by the end of the story, the treasurer has been found and […]

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