Sneak into the Batcave: everything you need to know about Batman

all about batman

Batman is probably the best known superhero of all timealong with Superman. His name is legend and even those who are not fans of comics are able to recognize him and usually know at least something about him: what he is like, his real name, details of his life… With more than 800 comics and countless movies, we tell you everything you need to know about batman.

The Dark Knight has been the protector of Gotham City since the legendary Bob Kane and Bill Finger created him for DC Comics in 1939. His first appearance was in Detective Comics number 27, dated March 30.

Since then, it has become legend that has transcended the world of comics to be a fundamental icon of popular culture. And this is his story.

who is batman

Your real name is BruceWayne, identity kept secret. billionaire and playboy, is the CEO of Wayne Industries.

One of the original founders of the Justice League, has faced the greatest threats alone or alongside other heroes such as Superman, Wonder Woman or Flash.

origins

Bruce Wayne was born into a wealthy family in Gotham City, where he remains living (in a big mansion). doctor’s son Thomas Wayne and Martha WayneHe had a comfortable life until he was eight years old.

At that age, his parents were killed in front of him as they returned home. Since then, he has sworn to rid Gotham of the crime and evil that took his family from him.

Who killed Batman’s parents

A petty thief named Joe Chill, who assaulted Batman’s parents to rob them and shot them.

Throughout his existence, Batman will cross Chill a few times and he will come to realize what he created that night.

Superpowers

Batman giving his thing to Superman

Batman he has no superhuman abilities, but has the greatest of superpowers: money.

Multimillionaire thanks to his companies, that allows him to have almost unlimited resources and build whatever comes to mind privileged mind.

Also, Batman has trained his strength and agility to the limit of a human being. An expert marksman, he is a master in the use of any weapon and martial arts.

His genius intellect has earned him the title of “World’s Greatest Detective.” In addition, he understands like nobody else the human mind and psychology, which used to strike terror into hearts of his enemies.

What weapons does Batman use?

His intelligence and money allow him to create the necessary weapons, vehicles and gadgets for every occasion. Almost always kept in the Batcave, his secret lair, Batman often engages his enemies with:

  • The Bat-Suit Kevlar and titanium. Bulletproof and with a multitude of protection and security systems.
  • The batarang. A bat-shaped boomerang that he throws at his enemies.
  • His belt full of gadgets.
  • The batrope with which he helps himself to cross the rooftops of Gotham.
  • The batmobile. His legendary car modified, but not the only means of transportation. He also owns a plane, a motorcycle and, in general, any vehicle he needs.

enemies of batman

villains of batman

Batman’s greatest enemy is, without a doubt, the joker, a criminal and psychotic genius, with clown makeup and who has led to the most epic confrontations.

Other legendary enemies of Batman have been:

  • The Penguin: a Gotham crime boss who has a complex relationship with Batman.
  • Catwoman: an expert jewel thief, enemy and sometimes lover.
  • Two faces: former district attorney and former ally of Batman who becomes a criminal schizoid.
  • Enigma: a twisted criminal mastermind who loves puzzles.
  • Bane: an ex-con and murderer with superhuman strength.

Furthermore, to highlight Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, Ra’s al Ghul, Harley Quinn and a whole gallery of unforgettable villains.

allies of batman

The Justice League

Despite being a dark and lonely superhero, in many of his battles he has not fought alone. Therefore, its greatest allies are:

  • alfred pennyworth: the faithful butler of the family and support of Batman.
  • Robin: Dick Grayson is Robin, the boy wonder, who in many comics has used his acrobatic skills alongside Batman to fight crime. Jason Todd He will be the second Robin to fight alongside the Dark Knight.
  • Sheriff James Gordon: from the Gotham Police. Batman and the corrupt Gotham Police have always had a complex relationship. Gordon has fought alongside Batman to eradicate crime from a dark city that seems doomed to him.
  • Superman: Batman’s complicated relationship with Earth’s mightiest superhero has spawned some of the best stories. Allies and sometimes rivals, Batman and Superman have saved the world countless times and have fought as many as 16 times.
  • The Justice League: As a founding member, Batman has faced the greatest threats against Earth alongside the League’s superheroes such as Wonder Woman and Aquaman.

Who have been the couples of Batman

In addition to friends and allies, Batman has had plenty of lovers. The most prominent are:

  • Selina Kyle (Catwoman). One of the most important and thorny love relationships has been with this usual enemy / ally.
  • Julie Madison. Batman’s first girlfriend during the golden age of comics. Initial profession actress, her character has changed a lot over time.
  • Vicki Vale. Journalist who finds out his secret identity.
  • Thalia al Ghul. Daughter of the supervillain Ra’s al Gul.

In addition, other love affairs of less importance have been Black Canary, Harley Quinn, Julia Pennyworth (daughter of his butler) and many more.

Until wonder-woman has fallen surrendered to the charms of Batman.

The most outstanding events of his life

robin's death

During his youth, in order to fulfill his oath, Bruce Wayne leaves Gotham to train, learn and prepare. Upon his return to a dark, corrupt and hopeless city, he realizes that all this is not enough for his goal.

Realizing that criminals are superstitious, he will use fear to his advantage. A bat enters through the window of his mansion and inspires him to adopt the personality of Batman.

Since then, he has become a vigilante who brings justice to the streets of Gotham and who, in addition, will fight against other global threats in the company of other heroes.

Along with Commissioner James Gordon, who often uses a spotlight at night with his symbol to call him, projected into the sky (the batsignal), they will undertake the impossible task of ridding Gotham of evil.

During the so-called Modern Age of the character, some of the events that will most mark his life take place.

Jason Tod, the second Robin, will die at the hands of his archenemy the joker in a death in the family. That will make Batman more aggressive in his fight, often pushing the limits.

Bane will snap Batman’s spine and paralyze him. in knightfall. That will cause Azrael, another ally/enemy of Batman, to take on his identity. Finally, Batman will regain his place in a fight against an Azrael who had gone too far as the new Dark Knight.

Batman “dies” at the hands of Darkseid, one of the most powerful DC villains, in Final Crisis. Finally, and as often happens in comics, Batman’s death is not such, he is just lost and amnesiac.

Some curiosities that, probably, you do not know

Batman and his son fighting together

In case you thought you knew everything about Batman, we are going to tell you some unknown facts, even for many fans.

To get started, Batman has a biological son. Is named Damian Wayne and is the result of his relationship with Talia al Gul. Over time, will be one of the incarnations of Robinthe wonder boy

In his indefatigable love life, Batman also has had more than words with Lois Lane, the eternal girlfriend of Superman. In reality, everything is complicated, which is what is usually said in these things, but Batman strikes fear in the hearts of his enemies and love in the rest.

Although he has a strict no-kill ethic, it wasn’t like that at the beginning of the comics from the 40s, in which he snapped necks and shot happily.

in the timeline flash point, created by Barry Allen (Flash) to save his mother, Joe Chill kills Bruce Wayne. Devastated by the loss of his son, Thomas Wayne becomes Batman and his mother Martha loses her mind, becoming… joker.

Batman he loses his parents in practically every multiverse, except in that flash pointwhere he dies.

As you can see, by wealth, longevity, and mythology, the Batman character is deservedly the most famous hero with the most compelling stories.