When did our Heroes First Began their Journeys...

Last night my family spent an hour talking about Superman, 
how people can relate to him, his history, the villains that can actually match him, 
and why it made sense for Man of Steel to be so dark.
Aliens and the era in which Superman was created during made him dark... or so my brother says.
What was the era? He said, "Like around 1917, nope mid 1940s..."
Uh, that's a big time gap, so I decided to check out when Superman first appeared. 
Upon finding out that Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 back in June 1938, I wondered... 
When did all our other beloved heroes make their comic debut? 

Batman - Detective Comics #27 in 1939
Dick Grayson as Robin - Detective Comics #38 in 1940
Jason Todd as Robin - Batman #357 in 1983
Tim Drake as Robin - #436 in 1989
Damian Wayne - introduced in Batman #655 in 2006
(also possibly unnamed infant in 1987 Batman: Son of the Demon?)

Jay Garrick as The Flash - Flash Comics #1 in 1940
Barry Allen as The Flash - Showcase #4 in 1956 
Wally West as Kid Flash - Flash #110 in 1959
Bart Allen as Impulse - The Flash #92 in 1994

Alan Scott as Green Lantern - All-American Comics #16 in 1940
Hal Jordan as Green Lantern - Showcase #22 in 1959
Guy Gardner as Green Lantern - Green Lantern #59 in 1968
John Stewart as Green Lantern - Green Lantern Vol. 2 #87 in 1971
Kyle Rayner as Green Lantern - Green Lantern Vol. 3 #48 in 1994

Wonder Woman - All-Star Comics #8 in 1941
Donna Troy as WonderGirl - Brave and the Bold Vol. 1 #60 in 1965
Cassie Sandsmark as WonderGirl - Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #105 in 1996

Aquaman - More Fun Comics #73 in 1941
Cyborg - DC Comics Presents #26 in 1980
Shazam/Captain Marvel/Billy Batson - Whiz Comics #2 in 1940

Do you know when the earliest known Comic Book was published?
1837, The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck in Europe.
The First Modern Comic Book came out in 1933 in the United States.

With All this History in Comics, What's yours?
What was your first issue, and when did you pick it up?
When did our Heroes First Began their Journeys... When did our Heroes First Began their Journeys... Reviewed by Natalia Portal on March 08, 2016 Rating: 5

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