The History of the Batmobile

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1967 - 1969

1967 Batmobile

The first of the "Futura" Batmobile's influence started in the comics when this Batmobile debuted in Detective Comics #362, in April 1967. The long, scalloped fins and twin-bubble windshield were directly influenced by the Futura, while other features such as the twin hood scoops, and stacked quad headlights reflected the then-new muscle car era. An arrowhead-shaped bat mask split the horizontal bar grill, and long side pieces started behind the front wheels and tapered to sharp "spears" pointing rearward. Though the design was used for a few years, it would be only a few months before a more direct translation of the TV car appeared in the comics.

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