Batman celebrates his 75th anniversary in 2014, and you’ll see that milestone honored in a variety of ways throughout the year. One man lining up to pay homage to the Dark Knight is Bruce Timm, the producer responsible for the Emmy-winning animated take on the character, Batman: The Animated Series.
To celebrate the anniversary, Timm has created a short film titled Batman: Strange Days, featuring a “lost tale from Batman’s past,” according to DC Entertainment. The clip features the same artistic style that became synonymous with the animated series, and it pits Batman against a “strange giant” that leads him to Hugo Strange.
The character of Batman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, and was first introduced on March 30, 1939 in Detective Comics #27. Now, three-quarters of a century later, Batman remains as popular as ever. This year alone, Batman will appear in multiple comics, new animated movies, and Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight game, which will be released on October 14.
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