A celebration of Tim Burton’s groundbreaking film — 30 years later…

One of the greatest superhero films ever was released to the general public on June 23, 1989 — Tim Burton’s Batman.

It was a long and crazy journey to get there, as fans well know, and the cinematic landscape was forever altered in the blockbuster’s aftermath.

Over the next week, we’ll be publishing a series of retrospectives and celebrations spotlighting various aspects of a movie that was less a film and more a pop-culture phenomenon.

Below, you’ll find links to our coverage and we’ll be updating as we go. So make sure you bookmark this post and keep checking back daily. (As a bonus, I’ve also included links to other recent coverage.)


— 13 THINGS You Might Not Know About BATMAN ’89. Click here.

— How the BATMAN ’89 Comics Adaptation Improves Upon the Movie. Click here.

— 13 THINGS I Still Love About BATMAN ’89 (Mostly). Click here.

— SAM HAMM Explains Why ROBIN Was Cut From BATMAN ’89. Click here.

— JACK NICHOLSON’S 13 Best JOKER Quotes — RANKED. Click here.

— The TOP 13 Wonderful BATMAN ’89 Toys — RANKED. Click here.

— BATMAN ’89: An Appreciation, by STEVE ENGLEHART. Click here.


— BATMAN ’89 Movie Adaptation to Get Deluxe Hardcover. Click here.

— SAM HAMM: The Comic Books That Inspired BATMAN ’89. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. On the CGC Forums, a poster essentially asked, “When did Batman replace Superman as DC’s flagship character? The consensus of the answers was 1989. Not when 1986, when DKR was issued but 1989 when the Tim Burton movie premiered. I personally think that’s 100% correct.

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