02:38 PM EDT 04/01/2014
Originally posted 03/30/2014 02:55PM
Batman made his first appearance on March 30, 1939, in Detective Comics #27, created and drawn by 22-year-old Bob Kane and written by Bill Finger. The character did so well that a year later, the first issue devoted exclusively to Batman hit the stands, featuring the Joker and Catwoman.
DC Entertainment is launching a year-long celebration of the Caped Crusader, and for The Dark Knight's 75th birthday, we've gathered 16 vintage covers from their vault to share with you.
PEOPLE also spoke to DC Comics co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee about their preferred Batman artists, which Batman villain is their favorite, and Will Arnett's performance as Batman in The LEGO Movie.
Originally posted 03/12/2014 06:45AM
Originally posted 02/28/2014 01:05PM
Calling all cave-dwelling billionaires who dabble in crime fighting: the Batmobile is for sale.
Originally posted 12/09/2013 05:00PM
Ben Affleck has one person to thank for his recent slew of successful films: his wife, Jennifer Garner.
In a new interview with Playboy, Affleck, 41, says Garner, also 41, helped provide him with a stable home that separated him from a string of unsuccessful films and being tabloid fodder following his relationship with Jennifer Lopez.
"My wife was definitely around then," says Affleck. "Getting to know her, falling in love with her and being connected with her gave me a foundation to reach out and say, 'Okay, I'm going to do Hollywoodland. I'm going to direct Gone Baby Gone,' " Affleck said. "Those were the steps forward I needed to put positive stuff on the board."
Originally posted 11/17/2013 08:00PM
It's the most wonderful time of the year – and we're obviously referring to the pending reveal of PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, not the Christmas carols your local radio station is already blasting.
Until this year's head honcho of hunk-dom is revealed, here's what you missed this weekend:
Originally posted 11/16/2013 08:00PM
It's good to know we're not the only ones who fell in love with Batkid, the 5-year-old who dressed up as Batman to fight crime in San Francisco on Friday.
Miles, who is now in remission after being diagnosed with leukemia at just 18 months of age, has become a worldwide star after the Make-a-Wish Foundation turned the city by the bay into Gotham City for one unforgettable experience.
Former Caped Crusader Christian Bale heard about Miles' adventure and told New York magazine that he thought it was "fantastic."
Originally posted 11/15/2013 02:55PM
On Friday, November 15, San Francisco became Gotham. The city did not do this for Comic-Con, nor to film a new movie. The city did this to fulfill the dreams of a five-year-old boy named Miles with leukemia.
Miles hails from Tulelake, in Northern California. He was diagnosed with leukemia at just 18 months old, but ended treatments in June. Fortunately, he is now in remission, and ready to take on his next big, brave mission: becoming Batkid.
Originally posted 09/17/2013 03:45PM
There are some things you just can't prepare for – even if you're Batman.
Ben Affleck admitted on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Monday night that even though he's a "big boy," he was still shocked by the uproar over his casting in the role of Batman in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel.
"The people from the studio were like, 'We're thrilled, we're so excited ... but, listen, we want to talk to you because people go through this process and it can be trying,' " Affleck said.
Originally posted 08/30/2013 07:10AM
At least someone has Ben Affleck's back.
Fanboys and girls melted down over the news that Affleck was set to play Batman in the next movie installment, but his pal Matt Damon thinks the 41-year-old will "be great."
"It will be terrific," Damon tells the Times of India. "I know there are a lot of people grousing on the Internet. I just think it's kind of funny. You know he's not playing King Lear – it's Batman! Certainly within his skill set."
Originally posted 08/23/2013 01:15PM
Guess what just popped up in my inbox? A change.org petition to drop Ben Affleck as the next Batman. Really, folks? Everyone adored this double Oscar winner just a few months ago. Now it's, "Argo blank yourself, Ben?" Let's just calm down and be little Fonzies about this. After all, this isn't the first time we've collectively freaked out over Batman.
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