Batman first appeared 75 years ago in Detective Comics #27:
In celebration, DC Comics has declared today, July 23, 2014, “Batman Day,” and is distributing a free “special edition” comic that includes Batman’s introduction by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, along with an update. It is available digitially, but if you will excuse me, I am off to my local comic book shop to get a hard copy . . .
Meanwhile, enjoy this sketch of the Caped Crusader by famed comic artist Howard Chaykin:
I have always preferred my Batman with long ears.