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A new first for Batman, twice no less

A new first for Batman, twice no less

June 7th, 2011 in News

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.