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Jul 23, 2014 11:51 PM by Alex Labat

How Acadiana Celebrated Batman's 75th Birthday

"Batman", aka Bruce Wayne, first appeared in Detective Comics #27 back in 1939. Since then it spawned a number of television shows and movies. DC Comics has declared July 23rd "Batman Day" to coincide with the opening of Comic-Con in San Diego. While we might not be in Gotham, we wanted to take a look at the Dark Knight's impact right here in Acadiana.
Batman and comics, are together a dynamic duo. Inspiring comic book readers, and even writers, like Lafayette's Donny Broussard. "I mean Batman's influential to anyone that's ever been in comics or movies. As far as the comic book world, Batman's the standard", says the writer of "Vamped", a series that's gaining a large following.
The standard for selling comics in the Hub City, Acadiana Comics has been selling "Caped Crusader" comics for 28 years. "Batman and Detective Comics have always had good people writing and drawing the books", says Teresa Moran. She says movies have caused a resurgence in the comic book industry, but "The Bat" is a consistent seller. "They got all the best writers and artists back on the books. They learned their lesson. And so there's so much out there now it's almost too much to choose from", says Moran.
"Well you know when I first really noticed Batman it was with the Batman TV show in the 60's. What '65, '66 or so? And as a kid you watch Batman on TV for the superhero stuff. The "Bam", "Biff", "OOM". Even our own Scott Brazda has been collecting comic books for over four decades. "My dad, you know I loved my father but he called them my "Funny books", says Brazda. For Brazda, and the countless number of Batman fans (and even Batman himself), it's all about the mystery. "There's this mystery. You know Batman's all about mystery. Do we still even know what Batman's all about. He's this excellent detective. But there are still layers and layers to be unveiled, to be peeled back about Batman. So the mystery continues and the popularity continues. I mean Happy Birthday", says Brazda. "Batman", aka Bruce Wayne, first appeared in Detective Comics #27 back in 1939. Since then it spawned a number of television shows and movies. DC Comics has declared July 23rd "Batman Day" to coincide with the opening of Comic-Con in San Diego. While we might not be in Gotham, we wanted to take a look at the Dark Knight's impact right here in Acadiana.
Batman and comics, are together a dynamic duo. Inspiring comic book readers, and even writers, like Lafayette's Donny Broussard. "I mean Batman's influential to anyone that's ever been in comics or movies. As far as the comic book world, Batman's the standard", says the writer of "Vamped", a series that's gaining a large following.
The standard for selling comics in the Hub City, Acadiana Comics has been selling "Caped Crusader" comics for 28 years. "Batman and Detective Comics have always had good people writing and drawing the books", says Teresa Moran. She says movies have caused a resurgence in the comic book industry, but "The Bat" is a consistent seller. "They got all the best writers and artists back on the books. They learned their lesson. And so there's so much out there now it's almost too much to choose from", says Moran.
"Well you know when I first really noticed Batman it was with the Batman TV show in the 60's. What '65, '66 or so? And as a kid you watch Batman on TV for the superhero stuff. The "Bam", "Biff", "OOM". Even our own Scott Brazda has been collecting comic books for over four decades. "My dad, you know I loved my father but he called them my "Funny books", says Brazda. For Brazda, and the countless number of Batman fans (and even Batman himself), it's all about the mystery. "There's this mystery. You know Batman's all about mystery. Do we still even know what Batman's all about. He's this excellent detective. But there are still layers and layers to be unveiled, to be peeled back about Batman. So the mystery continues and the popularity continues. I mean Happy Birthday", says Brazda.

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