Los Angeles: Batman, the caped superhero created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, has turned 75.
In May 1939, the dark knight first appeared in DC Comics` detective comics No 27, where he starred in `The Case of the Chemical Syndicate`, reportedly.
The six-page story was written by Finger and illustrated by Kane. It also marked the debut of Bruce Wayne and Commissioner James Gordon.
Batman quickly became a popular character after his introduction and some of the biggest names in Hollywood have fought crime in Gotham City wearing the mask of the bat.
Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer George Clooney and Christian Bale have previously played Batman in films.
Actor Ben Affleck is all set to play Batman in `Man of Steel` sequel.