Anton Furst designed this Batman poster, which he
called "evocative but ubiquitous. Only featuring the
Bat-Symbol." Earlier designs "had the word 'Batman'.
In months predating Batman's release in
June 1989, a popular culture phenomenon rose known as "Batmania".
Tim Burton was personally "annoyed by it". Over $750 million
worth of merchandise was sold. Cult filmmaker and comic book
writer Kevin Smith remembered, "That summer was huge. You
couldn't turn around without seeing the Bat-Symbol
somewhere. People were cutting it into their heads. It was
the summer of the bat and if you were a Batman fan it was
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