Batman’s 75th anniversary marked by Australia Post

November 19th, 2014

Australia Post to celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary with two stamp packs that were released on the 12th of November. Batman, one of the greatest Super Heroes of all time and a global cultural icon, celebrates his 75th anniversary this year. To celebrate, Australia Post has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment to deliver these collector's items. The stamp sheetlets in both packs feature images of the Caped Crusader in the stamp tabs.

Australia Post Philatelic Manager Michael Zsolt said, "Batman has stood the test of time from his comic book origins to today's blockbuster movies."

"We trust the public and especially Batman enthusiasts will jump at the opportunity to collect these two Batman stamp packs. They are a great Christmas gift and a highly collectable memento in this 75th anniversary year."

Also known as the Caped Crusader and the Dark Knight, Batman was first introduced to the public through the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics # 27, featuring artwork by Bob Kane and a script by Bill Finger. The character of Batman became so popular he was given his own comic book title, Batman, in 1940. A new generation was introduced to the Caped Crusader through the late 1960s live-action television series.

Batman is now the single most successful Super Hero film franchise in history and there have been more theatrical movies released based on Batman than any other comic book character. In video games, the Batman Arkham franchise is also the most successful Super Hero game series ever.

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