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Bill Finger and Bob Kane developed the renowned 'Dark Knight,' nicknamed Batman. Finger, on the other hand, did not gain recognition for his contribution until after his death. 1)

First Appearance

In May 1939, Batman made his debut in DC Comics' 'Detective Comics #27'. The 'Dark Knight' would eventually become the series' primary character. 2)

Bruce Wayne Name

The superhero's true name, “Bruce Wayne,” is a mix of the names of Robert the Bruce and Mad Anthony Wayne, both revolutionary heroes. 3)

Murdered Parents

Bruce Wayne was a child when his parents were murdered. Since then, Bruce has vowed to exact vengeance on the culprits and has pledged to uphold the rule of law in Gotham. 4)


Alfred, Batman's butler, is devoted to him. Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth is shown as Bruce Wayne's surrogate father figure as well as his faithful butler. It's also worth mentioning that Pennyworth formerly worked as a Special Operations Executive. 5)


“Robin” is the name of Batman's sidekick. Dick Grayson is Robin's true identity, and he is Batman's right-hand man. Robin didn't make his first appearance in the Gotham-based comic series until Issue #38. 6)

Jim Gordon

As both Batman and the police commissioner, Jim Gordon, sought to rid Gotham City of crime, they forged a solid friendship. 7)

Caped Crusader

Because of his look when combating crime on the streets, Batman got the title “Caped Crusader”. 8)

Dark Knight

Later on, Batman was given a more serious moniker: the “Dark Knight.” In 1989, DC released a new Batman series called 'Legends of the Dark Knight,' which functioned as Batman's backstory after Crisis. 9)

No Super Powers

Unlike most of his colleagues, Batman lacks abilities. Instead, Batman uses his martial arts proficiency, detective skills, physical strength, knowledge, fortune, technology, and will to take on Gotham City's crooks. 10)

First Own Comic Book

Following his debut in 1939, Batman rapidly garnered a large fan base, spawning his own comic book in 1940, suitably titled “Batman”. 11)

TV Show

Batman was tremendously popular with readers, and as his fan base increased, a TV show titled after him aired on television in the 1960s. 12)

The Dark Knight Returns

In 1986, Frank Miller authored “The Dark Knight Returns”, a four-issue comic book miniseries that showed Bruce Wayne at the age of 55 returning to his life as a crime fighter. 13)

Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton portrays the crime-fighting vigilante in Warner Bros.' feature picture “Batman” in 1989. 14)

Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer was cast as Batman in the 1995 film “Batman Forever”. In comparison to the Batman shown in Tim Burton's films, this version of the Dark Knight was presented as a more heroic, less ruthless, and more human-like character.15)

George Clooney

In the 1997 picture “Batman & Robin,” George Clooney played Batman. The picture, however, was a disappointment, becoming the lowest-grossing live-action Batman feature to date. 16)

Gotham Name

Gotham, the fear-mongering and crime-ridden metropolis, received its name from a jewelry store listed in a phone book. 17)

Batman Begins

“Batman Begins” was released in 2005 and features Christian Bale as the Dark Knight in a more serious and darker role. 18)

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy holds the record for having portrayed the character Batman for the longest period of time. Conroy has appeared in around 31 different adaptations, including games, animated shows, and television programs. 19)

The Science of Batman

You may really enroll in a course named “The Science of Batman” at the Canadian University of Victoria, which is expressly meant to investigate the life of Batman. 20)

Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman Suit

Michelle Pfeiffer's notorious Catwoman suit in the 1992 film “Batman Returns” was actually a vacuum-sealed costume. 21)

Bus Ads

In 1992, bus advertisements portraying Catwoman advertising “Batman Returns” were stolen. 22)

IGN Top 100

In 2011, Batman was ranked second on IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time. 23)

The Little Shop of Horrors Items

Several items from the 1989 musical “The Little Shop of Horrors” were used in the set of Batman. For the Joker's visage, the dental instruments utilized in the 1986 version of the show were used. 24)


Many others have portrayed Robin over the years, including Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and Damian Wayne. 25)

Batman's Love Interests

Catwoman, Vicki Vale, Batwoman, and Julie Madison were among Batman's love interests. 26)

Real Penguins

A $1,000,000 bill was passed to ensure that real penguins could be used in the production of “Batman Returns”. 27)

Andy Warhol

The first Batman film, “Batman Dracula,” was created and directed by Andy Warhol and premiered in 1964. 28)


Matches Malone, Sir Hemingford Grey, Mordecai Wayne, The Insider, Minuteman, and Lefty Knox are some of Batman's nicknames. 29)

Batman Used To Kill

Batman used to murder a lot of people in previous comics. However, the Dark Knight instituted a stringent 'No-kill' policy in order to honor his parents' memories and his origin narrative. 30)

batman.txt · Last modified: 2021/11/08 02:51 by eziothekilla34