Batman (1940-2011) #1

Batman (1940-2011) #1

The first comic dedicated exclusively to The Dark Knight! This 1940 issue pitted the Dynamic Duo against classic menaces including Professor Hugo Strange. Plus, the first appearances of The Joker and Catwoman (referred to as “the Cat”)! Also includes a 2-page retelling of Batman’s origin....

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Title:Batman (1940-2011) #1
Author:Bill Finger
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Edition Language:English

Batman (1940-2011) #1 Reviews

  • John Nelson

    WHOAH! Amazing writing for 1940...it sets a tone and pace for later batman for sure. He's this cocky playah with snarky comments all around. And a total ladies man with "The Cat"...what's totally rad is how creepy the joker was from day one. While he was more of this low brow thug rather than the psychotic man who killed for the love and art, he was still sick and demented. I see where the Jack Nicholson version got its inspiration...from the origins :)

  • Hamad

    Amazing ! Read it 3rd time for sake of goodreads and I still find it thrilling !

    These characters that were created here went on to become even greater ! I intend to read all the possible material I can find !

    The insanity created in jokers character gets me every time ! Not just in this comic, in most of them.

    P.S. Loved the leap year joke lol.

  • Radi

    It begins...

  • Daniel

    What do I like about these old stories? The pure dose simplicity of the plot, which is so typical of these 40s comics. The whole story of Bruce Wayne and how he turns out to become Batman is told on a single page, without any unnecessary drama.

    The next 50 plus pages of this first issue contain four interesting crime mystery stories, which introduced us with three of the most exciting villains of DC Universe - The Joker, The Catwoman and Professor Hugo Strange.

    This is not the best Batman story

    What do I like about these old stories? The pure dose simplicity of the plot, which is so typical of these 40s comics. The whole story of Bruce Wayne and how he turns out to become Batman is told on a single page, without any unnecessary drama.

    The next 50 plus pages of this first issue contain four interesting crime mystery stories, which introduced us with three of the most exciting villains of DC Universe - The Joker, The Catwoman and Professor Hugo Strange.

    This is not the best Batman story ever written, but it's the first one and that makes it one of the most valuable and definitely worth the time to reading it .

  • PvOberstein

    Truly some golden quotes in here:

    Was not expecting The Hulk to appear. (j/k, but Hugo's hulks have the same green-purple color scheme, amusingly.) I assume there's an homage(?) to

    in there, too, with the hulk vs. the Batplane.

    We were a

    more confident about the precision of metabolic reactions back in the day.

    Also, yeah, Batman kills

    a few people.

    The suicidal publicity

    Truly some golden quotes in here:

    Was not expecting The Hulk to appear. (j/k, but Hugo's hulks have the same green-purple color scheme, amusingly.) I assume there's an homage(?) to

    in there, too, with the hulk vs. the Batplane.

    We were a

    more confident about the precision of metabolic reactions back in the day.

    Also, yeah, Batman kills

    a few people.

    The suicidal publicity hound story by Guy Monroe admittedly doesn't quite hold up. The von Berket story by George Shute is (slightly) more interesting.

    Was the yacht story meant to be a precursor for Catwoman? If so, well, nice set-up.

    On the whole, holds up a lot better than a lot of early comics do, to my pleasant surprise.

  • Charles

    So this was pretty fun to read from an historical perspective. It holds up pretty well 75+ years on as long as you know where it's coming from. Some might think that this is a safer, softer, more tame Batman. Sure, it's the 40s, but it sure ain't some kid-friendly Batman. More like a pre-code gangster movie with a guy dressed like a bat! People die at every turn. Heck, even Bats kills a few. That whole thing about him not using guns? Sorta true, except for the part that he uses a machine gun on

    So this was pretty fun to read from an historical perspective. It holds up pretty well 75+ years on as long as you know where it's coming from. Some might think that this is a safer, softer, more tame Batman. Sure, it's the 40s, but it sure ain't some kid-friendly Batman. More like a pre-code gangster movie with a guy dressed like a bat! People die at every turn. Heck, even Bats kills a few. That whole thing about him not using guns? Sorta true, except for the part that he uses a machine gun on his Bat plane to blow away some thugs in a car! Interesting stuff and serves as an introduction to the Joker, Hugo Strange, and the Cat. Maybe due to the interpretation of the violence at the time, in one story Batman takes a weird aside to show kids how cowardly armed criminals are and they shouldn't be idolized. How does he do this? Takes away their guns and makes them fight the Boy Wonder. That's right kids. Guns are for weak sissies. Don't believe me? Well, I'm willing to risk the life of this child to prove it. Again, seems a bit weird in the story and takes you out of it for a bit. Thinking this might have been an editorial decision to separate them from the pack of crime stories.

  • فؤاد

    چگونه بروس وین، به بتمن تبدیل شد.

    داستانی که بارها و بارها در کمیک ها و فیلم های بعدی تکرار شد، منشأش این کمیکه. پسری که برای گرفتن انتقام قتل والدینش، قسم می خوره که جلوی ظلم و جنایت بایسته. و اتفاقی خفاشی می بینه که منبع الهامش برای پوشیدن لباس خفاش میشه. (عنصر خفاش بعداً شکل دیگه ای گرفت و به ترس کودکی بروس تبدیل شد.)

    و اولین حضور جوکر.

    باب کین و بیل فینگر جوکر رو از روی فیلم صامت "مردی که می خندد" اقتباسی از رمان ویکتور هوگو طراحی کردن: مردی که تبهکارها دو طرف لبش رو چاک دادن تا لبخندی همیشگی

    چگونه بروس وین، به بتمن تبدیل شد.

    داستانی که بارها و بارها در کمیک ها و فیلم های بعدی تکرار شد، منشأش این کمیکه. پسری که برای گرفتن انتقام قتل والدینش، قسم می خوره که جلوی ظلم و جنایت بایسته. و اتفاقی خفاشی می بینه که منبع الهامش برای پوشیدن لباس خفاش میشه. (عنصر خفاش بعداً شکل دیگه ای گرفت و به ترس کودکی بروس تبدیل شد.)

    و اولین حضور جوکر.

    باب کین و بیل فینگر جوکر رو از روی فیلم صامت "مردی که می خندد" اقتباسی از رمان ویکتور هوگو طراحی کردن: مردی که تبهکارها دو طرف لبش رو چاک دادن تا لبخندی همیشگی بر لب داشته باشه. اما بر خلاف داستان اشکبار و اندوهناک ویکتور هوگو، مرد خندان داستان های بتمن عامل وحشت و هراس مردمه.

  • Haroune Benghernaout

    It was fun , the 4 stories were too simple and minimalistic and it's acceptable for the 1st issue ever made .

  • توفيق عبد الرحيم

    I am sorry to be the party crasher this time and ignore the fact that this is a classic and not treat it as such but i still am and that's the only reason this would get a three stars really

    I love the joker he is as unique as ever and he will only get better in the future

    I Also love catwoman she has the same characteristics

    i hated hugo strange i am amazed that he looks like the main villain before the debut of the joker how could that be possible lol

    i am not sure if i can continue reading this

    I am sorry to be the party crasher this time and ignore the fact that this is a classic and not treat it as such but i still am and that's the only reason this would get a three stars really

    I love the joker he is as unique as ever and he will only get better in the future

    I Also love catwoman she has the same characteristics

    i hated hugo strange i am amazed that he looks like the main villain before the debut of the joker how could that be possible lol

    i am not sure if i can continue reading this i think i will skip to the first time they reset the world

  • troy Albert

    Everyone says Golden Age characters reflect a "simpler time". There was nothing simple about the 1940s. Less than half the country had electricity or running water, America was still reeling from the depression, and the threat of world domination loomed in Europe.

    These early Batman stories reflect a rougher, rawer time. The people weren't so much naive or innocent as they were optimistic. They really expected others, and society, to be at its best. Batman's savagery in the

    Everyone says Golden Age characters reflect a "simpler time". There was nothing simple about the 1940s. Less than half the country had electricity or running water, America was still reeling from the depression, and the threat of world domination loomed in Europe.

    These early Batman stories reflect a rougher, rawer time. The people weren't so much naive or innocent as they were optimistic. They really expected others, and society, to be at its best. Batman's savagery in the face of real evil is an image of that time's reaction to a faction of that society's refusal to be part of the greater good.

    I've wanted to see this comic my entire life. I was not disappointed; all the elements that have made this character and his universe the most popular hero today are here!

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