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Old October 21 2013, 04:20 PM   #623
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Re: "Beware the Batman" in 2013! New Animated Series

TheMasterOfOrion wrote: View Post
The original Bat character did carry a gun, it wasn't until later the comics retconed and rewrote the character
Yeah, a year or two later. Sure, 1938 Batman was a gun-toting pulp hero, but that had been abandoned by the early 1940s. The way you say it implies that it was the status quo for a long time, but that's simply untrue. It was an early, tentative portrayal of the character that was swiftly abandoned along with other first-draft elements like the hyphen in his name, the purple gloves, and the New York setting.
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