Detective Comics #151 has quickly become a favorite in my collection. After all it has a combination of the Batman riding in a side car motorcycle driven by an enchanting blonde – everything I like in a comic rolled all into one! And as a bonus, these are the guys (DC comics) that started it all.  After the first Detective Comics issue back in 1937, they created and launched the first appearance of the Batman a short 27 issues later (May 1939).  This was less than a year after the same publisher launched Superman in Action Comics #1 June 1938.  And there you have it, the beginning of a cultural phenomena. True, this issue (by artist Jim Mooney as ghost artist for Batman creator Bob Kane) came out ten years later (July 1949) but still the near the peak of the superhero comic book era.



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