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What If Batman Had Superpowers?!

What If Batman Had Superpowers?!

Batman is Superman?  Learn More…..

BATMAN Vol.1, No.113, February 1958;  Cover Art:  Sheldon Moldoff, Ira Schnapp;  Penciler:  Sheldon Moldoff;  Inker:  Charles Paris

2021 Vintage Batman Calendar


Without superpowers, Batman always relied on intellect and physical training to fight crime.  But what if Batman had superpowers?  In “Batman – Superman of Planet X!” in Batman #113, our hero is transported to the planet Zur-En-Arrh to aid that planet’s caped crusader in defeating an invasion force from another world.  Once he arrives, Batman discovers that on this strange planet he has superpowers like his friend Superman back on Earth.

Using his training and his new-found superhuman abilities,  Batman defeats the invasion force and saves the people of Zur-En-Arrh!  This story is one of many science fiction themed adventures in the pages of Batman and Detective Comics in the late 1950s and early 1960s.  The popularity of the genre spawned many of these strange adventures and placed our heroes in situations far removed from their typical stories of the 1940s and early to mid-1950’s.

Big Batman THANKS and Kudos to Bill Jourdain for his expert commentary featured in our 2021 Vintage Batman Calendar (Above) and to the talented artists and writers of DC Comics who captivated and inspired millions of readers during this magical Golden Age.  Bill Jourdain has been an avid reader and collector of comic books for over 40 years. He has an extensive collection of comics spanning the 1930s to the 1970s. Bill previously produced a podcast devoted to the Golden Age of Comic Books, has penned articles about the Golden Age for Alter-Egomagazine and Comics Now!magazine, and has maintained websites devoted to the Golden Age of Comic Books and the Golden Age of Batman. Bill resides in north Georgia with his wife and children, and somehow finds time away from comic books to practice law.

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