Saturday, December 1, 2018

Saturday Showcase: Calendar Man


    It is December 1st and I thought there was no better character to spotlight than the Calendar Man from DC Comics.  When I think December, I think in with the new and out with the old, which has a calendar feel to it so here we are.

First appearance: Detective Comics #259 (September 1958)
    The Calendar Man first made his appearance in Detective Comics back in '58.  He was the brain child of Bill Finger (writer) & Sheldon Moldoff (artist).  Of course you know the publisher was DC Comics.
    
    The Calendar Man was born Julian Day and he has always been obsessed with dates and times.  Therefore he took the name Calendar Man and would commit his crimes at specific times on specific days.  His look has changed throughout the years, but one thing remained the same, his obsession with dates.

New 52 Julian Day aka the Calendar Man
    The Calendar Man has appeared in Batman Comics since the late '50s but never really gets the credit he deserves.  Sure he has made appearances in movies, shows, and video games, but when you think Batman villain, he is never at the top of the list.  I, for one, would love to see an animated Batman film featuring the Calendar Man and his group of Misfits.

The Misfits: Cat-Man, Calendar Man, Killer Moth, & Chancer
    Abilities
*Genius-level Intellect*

*Obsession with Quirks of a Calendar*

*Successful Inventor*

*Skilled Hand-to-Hand Combatant*

*Expert Manipulator*

*Ages and rejuvenates according to season*

*"Immortal" - He never really dies, but is "reborn" like new*

DC Who's Who (Art by Pat Broderick)
Well, I hope you liked my spotlight on Calendar Man.  

Until next time, Get your READ on!
Calendar Man surprised by the Batman (Brave and Bold)

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