Beginning with DETECTIVE COMICS #27 in May of 1939
to the present, below you’ll find a year by year timeline
of the significant events in Batman history!


BATMAN IN THE 1930s
Batman begins - as does
the "Golden Age" of Comics

1939


BATMAN IN THE 1940s
Rise of the "Dynamic Duo!"
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
1945 1946 1947 1948 1949


BATMAN IN THE 1950s
The "Golden Age" Ends,
the "Silver Age" Begins, and Batman Goes Sci-fi!

1950 1951 1952 1953 1954
1955 1956 1957 1958 1959


BATMAN IN THE 1960s
The Silver Age Ends
and Batman Gets a "New Look!"

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969


BATMAN IN THE 1970s
The "Bronze Age" of Comics Begins
and the "Creature of the Night" Returns!

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979


BATMAN IN THE 1980s
Batman Goes Hollywood,
the Bronze Age Ends,
the Iron Age of Comics Begins,
and The Dark Knight Returns!

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989


BATMAN IN THE 1990s
The Iron Age Ends,
the Modern Age of Comics Begins,
and The Bat Gets Broken!

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999


BATMAN IN THE 2000s
"The Dark Knight Trilogy Begins!"
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009


BATMAN IN THE 2010s
"The Dark Knight vs. The Man of Steel...on Film!"
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019


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