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#LongLiveTheBat THE CAPED CRUSADER by DC Comics Licensed artist Joe Petruccio Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of Batman.

First appearing as socialite turned crime-fighter Bruce Wayne in DETECTIVE COMICS #27 on March 30, 1939, the Dark Knight has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery and justice to generations of fans for 80 years. He has influenced every area of modern entertainment, appearing in countless comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, multiple television series, video games, theme parks and experiences, toys, collectibles, apparel and lifestyle products, as well as, blockbuster animated and live-action films. There have been Batman trading cards, board games and newspaper cartoon strips, and the U.S. Postal Service has even honored Batman with his own postage stamps. Batman is a multi-billion dollar icon who continues to reign as the most popular single Super Hero ever created.

In Joe's own words, describing his inspiration for "The Caped Crusader" ... "When I think of Batman, I see a figure that comes out of the darkness. I wanted to depict a Batman that has revealed himself into the light with some anonymity. The colors for my Batman come from the colors that I associate with him from the comics I read as a child."

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