There are certain superheroes that everyone instantly recognizes, even those who don't read comics or watch comic book movies. Among that short list of superheroes are characters that belong to DC Comics: Superman, Wonder Woman and, of course, Batman. One reason for that is that those superheroes have existed for decades. Readers have been enjoying Batman and his adventures since Detective Comics #27 was released in 1939, 80 years ago.
DC has been doing a lot to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Batman's introduction to the world. This week, the superhero was given his very own Twitter account with the handle @DCBatman. At the time of writing, the account has just under 15,000 followers and has posted only two tweets: one announcing its existence with, "Did somebody light the bat-signal?" and one celebrating 80 years of the Dark Knight.
The account provides a link to DC's official celebratory page, which calls for fans to join the publisher in a "year-long global celebration of the Caped Crusader."
The site, as well as the Twitter account, include a collage showcasing images from some of the Dark Knight's most famous film, TV and video game appearances. These include his appearance in the wacky '60s TV show, Batman, and Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.