80s Batman DC Comics Superhero Bat Signal t-shirt Large
Chest 20 in.
Length 29 in.
Content: 50/50 Cotton/Polyester
Tag Brand: Screen Stars
This sweet shirt sports the Caped Crusader, Batman, from DC Comics. The character was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, and he made his comic book debut all the way back in 1939. This shirt is copyright 1988 around when some of the darkest and most iconic Batman storylines were published. Batman comics of the late 80s were characterized by their gritty tone and standouts included Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns as well as the shocking 1988 one-shot Batman: The Killing Joke, which was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bollard.
Attention surrounding the character also increased in the late 80s thanks to the debut of the live action Batman film in 1989. The movie was directed by Tim Burton and starred Michael Keaton as the titular hero. Fans were worried as Keaton had previously been known primarily as a comedy actor, but he delivered a solid performance. However, it was almost nothing compared to Jack Nicholson's iconic portrayal of Batman's arch nemesis the Joker.
Fits like a modern unisex adult large