This is neat. The Nerdwriter has chronicled the 75-year history of Batman’s hometown, from its humble beginnings as New York City (really!) to the crime-ridden, neo-gothic nightmare town we know today in the movies, comics and video games.

The 7-miunte video is overwrought in places, but it is cool to witness Gotham change over time. It’s amazing to think of how much of what consider iconic about Gotham only really began with Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie and Bruce Timm’s animated Batman series.

[Via Comic Book Resources]


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