Batman will be first entrant into the Comic-Con Museum's Character Hall of Fame. The honor was announced during the "Happy Birthday Batman" panel at WonderCon on Saturday, with a Batman-themed cake and DC CCO/Co-Publisher Jim Lee, Gotham's David Mazouz, Batman: The Animated Series' Kevin Conroy, Batman's Lee Meriwether, and more in attendance.
Created in 1939 by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Batman appeared in an Action Comics #12 ad then made his full-fledged debut with National Comic Publications' Detective Comics. Batman quickly became one of the company's most popular heroes, with the company eventually re-naming itself "DC Comics" (as in Detective Comics Comics) in tribute to the Dark Knight. DC recently celebrated the 80th anniversary of the character with this week's Detective Comics #1000.
A ceremony inaugurating Batman into the Character Hall of fame is scheduled for July 17, 2019 at the museum's future home - the Federal Building in San Diego's Balboa Park. The ceremony will include authentic props and memoribilia displays, along with appearances by artists, writers, actors, and celebrities connected to the Batman mythos. Tickets for the event are scheduled to go on-sale June 3 at ccmgathering.org.
San Diego's Comic-Con Museum is an outgrowth of Comic-Con International: San Diego, and is intended to be world-class museum devoted to comics and pop art.