Episode 9: December 1939

Welcome to episode nine of Legends of the Batman, the show covering everything Batman — from the beginning! The show’s premise is a simple one. Each episode, we cover a month of Batman, be it comic books, television, movies, whatever, starting with his first appearance in 1939.

The guys are back with a look at DETECTIVE COMICS #35… and not only that, but the issue also sees the return of writer Bill Finger! Batman’s co-creator returns in style pitting our hero against Hindus, Mongols and death traps galore — all while trying to unravel the mystery of a ruby idol’s curse!


Things We Learned:

  • If you see a group of Hindus driving around in a convertible downtown, they might be up to something.
  • Sometimes Batman actually does ask questions first.
  • Always remove all protruding pipes from bottomless pit death traps.
  • Fake gloves and a Halloween makeup kid make for a surprisingly effective disguise.
  • Who needs Baterangs when you can use a ruby carving of a Hindu idol?

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