A new first for Batman, twice no less

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Holy first issues, Batman!

DC Comics is taking its flagship “Detective Comics” back to No. 1 at the end of the summer, part of its push to renumber all of its superhero titles and give the characters new looks, new attitudes and a contemporary feel.

DC said Monday that it also will renumber its ongoing monthly “Batman” comic at No. 1, too.

The company is launching 52 titles at No. 1 in September, including its long-running “Detective Comics” which is where the Bob Kane and Bill Finger-created Batman made his first-ever appearance in May 1939. The new series will be written and drawn by Tony Daniel.

DC has published “Detective Comics” every month since 1937 and is up to issue 877.

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