Exhibition opening as part of the Comicfestival Munich. The exhibition shows an overview of comic artists’ work over the last 80 years.


Free admission.

80 Years of Batman

Exhibition Opening / Free Admission

Batman is a legend and among the most popular comic book characters in the world. In May 1939, 22-year-old Bob Kane published the first adventure of the dark knight in the comic book series Detective Comics Nr 27. This marked the beginning of a great success. Many fans have been drawn to the dark adventures in print and, since 1943, even on screen. The Batman comics unite the greatest heroes of popular culture, such as Zorro, Sherlock Holmes, Bruce Lee or James Bond though Batman always remains the most realistic super hero. Among his villains are many famous characters such the Joker, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy. 

The exhibition at the Amerikahaus shows an overview of comic artists’ work over the last 80 years and allows the visitor to dive into the world of Gotham City. The show includes original drawings from Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Jim Aparo, Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, Eduardo Risso, Alex Ross, Tim Sale, and many more.


Follow the hashtag #80jahrebatman and our social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates!

Due to limited space in our interim location and the popularity of the new exhibition, waiting times might occur. We kindly ask for your understanding. In order to accommodate as many guests as possible, we will be offering longer opening hours for the evening of the exhibition opening. Please also consider joining us later in the evening. Check out our social media for updates. Thank you.


Guided exhibition tours - free of charge:


Thursday, June 20, 2019, 5 p.m. 

The exceptional artist and Batman cartoonist Eduardo Risso and the exhibition’s curator Michael Kompa will offer a guided tour.


Saturday, July 13, 2019, 3 p.m.

Michael Kompa, the curator of the exhibition, will offer a guided tour.  


Sunday, July 14, 2019, 3 p.m.

Michael Kompa, the curator of the exhibition, will offer a guided tour.  



For your information: Please note our extendend hours of operation during the Comicfestival München (June 20- 23, 2019)


Thursday, June 20th, 2019: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Friday, June 21st, 2019: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Saturday, June 22nd, 2019: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Sunday, June 23rd, 2019: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Organizer: Comicfestival München, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations. Kindly supported by Amerikahaus Verein, DC Comics and Panini Comics



Contact: Dominik Raabe



(Photo: Batman US flag © Jock - © & TM DC Comics. All Rights Reserved.)



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