Batman has been named as the first inductee into Comic-Con Museum’s Character Hall of Fame, marking the Caped Crusader’s 80th anniversary in true style.
The Dark Knight turned the milestone 80 years old with an official celebration at WonderCon in Anaheim this weekend. It was here that it revealed Batman would be entering Comic Con’s Hall of Fame later this year.
Appearing on the Happy Birthday, Batman! Panel at the convention, alongside David Mazouz from Gotham, and Kevin Conroy of Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited, DC publisher and chief creative officer, Jim Lee broke news of the upcoming special induction to take place at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
It will be held at the Federal Building in San Diego’s Balboa Park, the future site of the Comic-Con Museum, on July 17th, the opening night of the show.
The ceremony will be accompanied by an exhibition of Batman-themed props and memorabilia, and will feature appearances by celebrities and creators.
Batman first appeared in Detective Comics number 27, published march 30th, 1939 and created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.