Happy 80th Birthday, Batman!
The celebrations are going strong for The Caped Crusader's 80th birthday and Dan DiDio, DC Comics' co-publisher, joined me to talk all things Batman! We discussed picking the stories for the new book Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman, the collection in Detective Comics #1000, which covers on #1000 are his favorite, how Dan first came to know Batman, the best villains and what goes into writing the story for a comic.
I could have talked to Dan for hours about Batman and how much he's meant to all of us for 80 years now! Here's our conversation on the new episode of It's Mike Jones (and please subscribe to the podcast for all of the interviews and nonsense).
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Thank you for the conversation, Dan. We only scratched the surface of Batman and there is so much happening for the 80th Bat-birthday celebrations this year. Here are a few links of important Bat-details!
Saturday, March 30th is the official anniversary of Batman's first appearance in Detective Comics #27. To mark the occasion, a ton of Batman content will be streaming FOR FREE through DC Universe with comics, movies and tv shows. See more about that here.
And, whether you're a casual fan or a die-hard Batman lover, you should pick up Detective Comics #1000. There are nine different stories in there that honor Batman's past, present and the future. If you click here, you can see a preview with The Penguin confronting Bruce Wayne.
Long Live The Bat!