Back in the '30s, Bob Kane and Bill Finger's Batman was a lone "creature of the night," to quote Bruce Wayne in "Detective Comics" #27. But this creature didn't spend too long in the shadows before DC comics decided to drag him into the light. By the 1950s and '60s, Batman had become a much more light-hearted figure, battling all manner of fantastical foe. In August of 1958, the Caped Crusader of the silver age could be found on the cover of "Batman" #117 donning his jet skates and facing...


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