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Batman in Old Time Radio

The back-stories of popular Comic Book Heroes complicated enough to make TV and  Radio Soap Opera  Serials look like "Dick and Jane" stories. The comics provided a good deal of material for  mystery  radio  theater   producers and writers to work with during the  Golden Age of Radio . Just give a listen to  Little Orphan Annie ,  Superman ,  Terry and the Pirates , or  Blondie   to see what we mean. These shows are all well done and enjoyable, but they raise the question "What about  Batman ?" While  Superman   enjoyed a great deal of success on the radio,  Batman  remained a side-kick for  Superman , joining the series in Sept 1945 (years before the two heroes would pair in the comic pages) and sometimes taking over the story later in the series (to allow  Superman   star Bud Collyer some vacation time). Some have conjectured that the Batman/Superman tie-in was intended as promotion for a proposed Batman radio program that was under development in 1943,