Batman to be the first superhero inducted to the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame.

The Comic-Con Museum announced that it will honor Batman as their first inductee to the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame at the July 17th event, to commemorate the Dark Knight 80th Anniversary. The first Comic-Con Museum annual fundraising event will be held at the Museum’s home in San Diego’s Balboa Park. The yearly fundraising event will honor iconic characters from comics and popular culture. It will also help to raise critical funds for the construction of CCM scheduled to open in 2021.

“We are excited to announce we have created a new way in which to honor iconic characters from comics and popular culture with the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame,” said Adam Smith, Executive Director of the Comic-Con Museum, “and we are equally excited to reveal Batman as our first inductee. 2019 marks the 80th Anniversary of DC’s Batman who has become a truly global icon of popular culture.”

Bruce Wayne/Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. He made his first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939, before getting his own comic book title, Batman, the following year.

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Tickets and sponsorship packages to the historic event are available via the museum website Comic-ConMuseum.org/events Proceeds from ticket sales, silent and live auctions and sponsorships, will directly benefit the Museum’s $35.6 million capital fundraising campaign.