PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — Before Christian Bale, George Clooney, Val Kilmer and Michael Keaton donned the famous cape and cowl, most people saw Batman as the cheesy, “POW,” “BOOM,” “CRASH” Adam West-style “Batman.”

One man, however, knew Batman as the dark, vigiliante he was meant to be from the comic books.

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Michael Uslan, a true comic geek and the first person to teach a comic book class at an accredited university, bought the rights to a future Batman movie, and through his efforts, the “Dark Knight” we know today was born.

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Michael tells KDKA AM’s Larry Richert about the trials and hurdles he faced to get Batman to the silver screen, and how Hollywood wouldn’t touch the concept he believed in.

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