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Holy 75 years, Batman! 

The Caped Crusader was first introduced by DC Comics (then National Comics) in 1939 in “Detective Comics #27.” A year later, he was headlining his own line of comics, as seen here with issue #1, which included not only his trusty sidekick Robin, but also introduced the Joker and Catwoman. It is also the only story in which Batman uses a gun.

Why is this issue part of the National Archives? It was used as evidence in a New York district court civil case, Fox Publications Inc. v. Detective Comics Inc., Independent News Co. Inc. and Interborough News Co. and is now located at the National Archives at New York.

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