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Holy 80 Years Batman! Writer Andrew Farago On The History Of The Dark Knight

Amy Osborne
Andrew Farago

For 80 years, Batman has captivated the imagination of kids and adults. The mysterious vigilante who fights deadly villains with cool gadgets has evolved into a multibillion-dollar franchise.

Writer Andrew Farago chronicles it all in the book Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond

Andrew is also the curator of San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum. He spoke with KALW’s biggest Batman fan, Jenee Darden.

"Bob Kane came up with kind of a Superman knockoff character. But fortunately Bill Finger came in and came up with the costume design, the character's backstory. All of the classic elements that make Batman, Batman." - Andrew Farago