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Why Do We Say "The Butler Did It"?

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. The all-too-common phrase “the butler did it” is commonly attributed to Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958). Mary was a very popular writer who authored over 50 books, many of which became best-sellers. Known as “the American Agatha Christie,” Mary [...]

Before the Batcave, There was the Bat Barn!

What did Batman’s first Batcave look like? J.J. Gould describes the evolution of Batcave in this neat article over at The Atlantic – you’d be surprised to know that in the beginning, there was no Batcave. Instead, there was [...]

Great Letterheads From The Creator of Batman

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na Batpaper! Check out another letterhead used by Bob Kane at the link. Link Via BoingBoing

Man Buys First Batman Comic for 10¢ in 1939, Now Offers to Sell It

In 1939, Robert Irwin bought the first comic book in which Batman appeared. It cost him 10 cents — that’s $1.57 adjusted for inflation. He’s now put it up for auction, and current bidding has exceeded $400,000: When asked why he kept this particular comic book, Irwin’s replied was simple: “I don’t know,” he said. “I must [...]

The Origin of the Batcave

The Batcave is a central location in the Batman franchise. Its existence is purely accidental. Back in the days of the 1940s Batman film short serial, the producers wanted to have a hanger. They couldn’t afford one, but they did have a cave set lying around the studio. So in the second chapter of the [...]