Celebrating Detective Comics #1000 — and the Caped Crusader’s 80th anniversary…

When I was a kid, I would ask my Mom, “If there’s a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, how come there’s no Children’s Day?”

And she would reply without missing a beat, “Every day is Children’s Day.”

That’s sort of what it’s like here at 13th Dimension. Without question, I’ve written more about Batman than any other character — by far. It’s not even close to close.

So why BATMAN WEEK when every week here inevitably features various stories or references about the Caped Crusader? Because on Wednesday, Detective Comics #1000 comes out and Saturday is Batman’s 80th anniversary. That type of intersection is unlikely to happen again in my lifetime.

So, here we are with a series of special tributes to the greatest comics character of all time, featuring a Who’s Who of guest contributors, such as Neal Adams, Mike Allred, Dave Gibbons, Sandy Jarrell, Kelley Jones, Dan Jurgens, Paul Levitz, Ron Marz, Graham Nolan, Kevin Nowlan, Bill Sienkiewicz, James Tucker, Fred Van Lente and many others.

We’ve already launched the TOP 13 BATMAN COUNTDOWN with a blue-ribbon panel of creators and experts. You can click here to check that out. There’s also a wonderfully moving BATMAN WEEK introductory essay by Adams, which you can find here.

But there’s so much more to come — so keep checking back at this post as the week goes on, because we’ll be updating the list of links below as we go along.

To the Batmobile!


— The TOP 13 BATMAN COUNTDOWN. Click here.


— Why BATMAN Has Endured for 80 Years, by NEAL ADAMS. Click here.

— 13 Top Artists Pick Their Favorite BATMAN Covers. Click here.

— 13 Top Artists Pick Their Favorite DETECTIVE COMICS Covers. Click here.

— The TOP 13 BATMAN Action Figures — RANKED. Click here.

— The Genius of Marshall Rogers, by KELLEY JONES. Click here.

— MARSHALL ROGERS’ Covers Get Glorious Golden Age Revamp. Click here.

— 13 Classic Easter Eggs in BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD. Click here.

— Dig the Final Versions of the DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 Variant Covers. Click here.

— EPILOGUE — 13 QUICK THOUGHTS: In Defense of BATMAN & ROBIN. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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