The Evolution of the Batman Symbol Over Seven Decades

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

With the release of The Dark Knight Rises this week, this short clip is a fascinating look back the visual history of the franchise. YouTube user Antupainamku collected the many incarnations of the iconic super hero symbol, from 1941 to 2007, spanning comic books, animated series, and of course, the big screen. What does Warner Brothers have in store for the 2012 film? Raw, street art-inspired outlines, as you can see in the posters below. 

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