Batman Take the Wheel — the Batmobile Through the Years, Comics to Screen

Warner Bros. Consumer Products Exclusively Unveils the BatmobileThere’s been a lot of fuss about the latest armored version of the Batmobile to be seen in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (right), but neither the idea of the car itself or constantly evolving versions of it are anything new.

Batman drove a car in his very first appearance in 1939’s Detective Comics #27, but it wasn’t christened the “Batmobile” until Detective Comics #48 in 1941. The vehicle has undergone a number of changes over the decades — and, perhaps not surprisingly, it has seen the most change during the modern “movie” era.

Comic Book Resources put together some handy info about the history of the Dark Knight’s ride…

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These info graphics, based on research by Steve Sunu, were created by graphic artist and Comics Should Be Good contributor Sonia Harris.

Batman v Superman, featuring the latest iteration of the Batmobile, is slated to be released March 26, 2016.

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