JOPLIN, MO.--- Comic book shops across the country are celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman. Hurley's Heroes in Joplin is passing out Batman masks and free comic books. So what makes him such an icon?
"Well, he's pretty much the best thing ever. Everyone loves Batman, I mean, he's a normal guy in a world of superheroes and he still keeps up and he's the world's greatest detective. He's what every little boy wants to be when they grow up," said Jason Hurley, Hurley's Heroes.
Batman first premiered in detective comics number 27 in 1939.
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