Here's another entry by Student Leader member Jonathan, who shares his take on the 75th anniversary of Batman:
I was born in 1997, the year that Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin was released. Ah yes, it was the heyday of Batman mediocrity. I suppose I was lucky that my first memory of Batman is Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins.
At 8 years old, I was amazed by Bruce Wayne and the Caped Crusader, his dark persona. I continued on to watch the rest of Nolan's trilogy. The Dark Knight Rises cemented my eternal interest in the character Batman and his universe. I have now watched every Batman movie (yes, even the bad ones), watched episodes of the TV show with Adam West (the one my Mom adores), played the Arkham videogame series, and read a good deal of recent Batman comics and graphic novels.
I know that you might think, You don't know the real Batman if you haven't read Bob Kane's Batman comics. Perhaps that's true to the certain extent. I don't know the Batman of past generations as well as the one I have grown up with.
That's the beautiful aspect of Batman. He's an immortal character that has grabbed the interest of people for 75 years now.