On March 30, 1939, Detective Comics #27 (cover date May, 1939....cover dates were usually a little later than actual on sale dates) came out...premiering the Batman (actually "the Bat-Man" in that first appearance) by scripter Bill Finger and pencils and inks by Bob Kane, with the 6 page story "The Case Of The Chemical Syndicate".
The story was also the first appearance of Commissioner James Gordon, and the issue also featured tales of Speed Saunders Ace Investigator, Buck Marshall Range Detective, Spy (Bart Regan), the Crimson Avenger, Bruce Nelson, the mysterious Fu Manchu, Flatfoot Flannigan, Cosmo the Phantom of Disguise, Plain Clothes Pete and Slam Bradley (with Spy and Slam Bradley being by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who had earlier created Superman for Action Comics #1).
While Batman's first tale from the Golden Age has been reprinted in Archives, Chronicles, and more, only the oversized Famous First Edition #C-28 (1974) and the Millennium Edition: Detective Comics #27 (February, 2000), have reprinted the whole issue, giving fans the chance to relive the total experience as those who first opened this historic issue back on this day in 1939!
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