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WonderCon 2019 Program Book

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Every year at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA the Program Book cover is always a great souvenir. This year’s cover celebrates an amazing comic book milestone. The 1000th issue of Detective Comics, featuring Batman. Detective Comics is an comic book series published by DC Comics. The first volume was published from 1937. Detective Comics is famous for their comic book #27, the introduction of Batman. Batman the character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger and first appeared in Detective Comics #27, in 1939.

The character Batman gained such popularity, soon after his introduction in 1939. He was given his own comic book series less than a year later. Part of the reason it became so popular is because the story plot. A young Bruce Wayne witnessed his parents Dr. Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne shot and killed in front of him. It was that day were he swore vengeance against criminals. Bruce trained himself in every physically and intellectually way possible. As he doesn’t have any superpowers.  But relies on his trust fund that was left behind for him from his parents. He uses that to fund his suits and scientific designs/ equipment. Bruce Wayne has to play the role as a rich snob playboy, to keep the eyes off him. Since Batman is not a celebrated hero to all. 

Batman crossed over from comic books to all sort of content. The character Batman was introduced in 1939, but has gone on to inspire all sort of adaptations. In the 1960 one of the most infamous Batman series came out. It stared Adam West as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Burt Ward as Dick Grayson/Robin. Another adaptations that was popular was the 1989, Warner Bros. live-action feature, directed by Tim Burton. That was so successful it had three sequels after that. the biggest grossing Batman of all is Batman Begins 2005 sequel, The Dark Knight (2008), which set the record for the highest grossing opening weekend of all time in the U.S., earning approximately $158 million. 

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