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Batman and Robin (1949): Marching to a Bureaucratic Beat

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Batman is now less vigilante than establishment figure. He doesn't drop off crooks at the local precinct with bat stickers on their foreheads; now he hangs with Commissioner Gordon in his office and plots strategy.

Batman (1943): Rounding Up the Shifty-Eyed Japs

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Given Pearl Harbor, and Hollywood's track record with stereotypes before Pearl Harbor, the racism towards Japanese people in 1943's Batman serial is unsurprising.