Batman’s costume for battling superstitious and cowardly criminals has come along way since the hero first fatally fought two-bit thugs in Detective Comics #27. While every artist has brought a unique take on the look of the hero, the Batsuit has been an important ever-evolving elements of The Dark Knight since the very beginning. Meant to terrify his enemies and provide him with the tools he needs to fight overwhelming odds, the Batsuit is one of Batman’s most vital elements and something that sets him apart from the rest of DC Comics’ heroes.
As shown in Part 1, the Batsuit first started as a clunky mix of spandex and Da Vinci wings, but soon took on a sleek and familiar shape. After detouring into some strange and multi-colored designs during the 1950s, the costume would continue to be shaped into what is known and loved today. But through yellow ovals and pitch black armor, the Batuit has never stopped changing shape. Even in the past decade, the look of the hero has consistently shifted to suit both story and aesthetics. Here in Part 2, we look at what has happened to the Batsuit in the modern era.
For costumes ranging from Batman’s first appearance to his mid-90s revamp, read Part 1. Visit the Dark Knight Discussion page for more on The Caped Crusader.
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