After seeing his parents murdered in front of him as a child, billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne spent the next decade training in a quest to become the best fighter, tactician, and detective in the DC Universe, all so that he could enact his plan for revenge: dressing up in a bat costume and beating the heck out of mentally ill criminals at nighttime in Gotham City. Thusly, Batman was born, and the comic book world has never been the same.
Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appearing in Detective Comics #27 in 1939, Batman went on to become one of the most well-known superheroes in the entire world, alongside the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Squirrel Girl. Today, Batman can be found starring in movies, television shows, video games, and at minimum 30% of the comic books published by DC Comics each month. Batman's long-running series has long been the standard against which the sales of other titles are measured, as Diamond Comics Distributors uses Batman as the benchmark for its sales charts. Even President Donald Trump is a Batman fan, quoting supervillain Bane from the film Dark Knight Rises in his speeches, possibly due to the fact that Trump Tower was used as a stand-in for Wayne Enterprises in the film.
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Batman isn't typically known for his fun-loving attitude Mostly, he's known for making mentally ill criminals shit their pants But in this preview of Harley Quinn #5, we find Batman responding to Hugo Strange's frankly excellent Batman cosplay… and — surprise — he doesn't like it Will Batman ever lighten up? Check out the preview[...]
Introducing the Fear State Batman panel at San Diego Comic-Con@Home, I Am Batman writer John Ridley talked briefly about his upcoming plans He concluded, saying "next year we have one more surprise for you that's going to change the Fox family, and maybe the DC Universe, forever again." So what does this mean?
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World War II was part of what forged the modern American comic book industry into what it is today, and what came next that made us realize that we often don't leave comic books behind when we grow up. The story of the comic books behind the Promise Collection is the tale of a young[...]
Tweeterhead has revealed their next DC Comics statue with the return of of of Batman's big villains; Scarecrow This 1/6 Scale Maquette will stand 20" tall and will showcase the deadly villain on an Arkham Asylum base with scythe in hand and his signature Fear Toxin spreading around Two versions will be offered from Tweeterhead,[...]
In recent days, Bleeding Cool has reported that James Tynion IV chose to write DC Vs Vampires as an out of continuity series rather than work on any of the 5G series at DC Comics after it was planned he would stop writing Batman with #100 in time for a reboot by John Ridley with[...]
Good Smile Company is changing up their usual releases as they unveiled their first-ever DC Comics Art Respect statue with Batman Based on an illustration of the Dark Knight, this Caped Crusader is taking to the skyline of Gotham with this 16.92" tall statue The statue features a unique comic book style design with deco[...]
Batman #666 by Grant Morrison, Andy Kubert, and Jesse Delperdang was a side-switch to the main storyline they were creating in the Batman comic book for DC Comics fifteen years ago It showed a future where Damian Wayne was Batman, his father Bruce Wayne, and adoptive brother Dick Grayson long gone And this Batman was[...]
And making Batman a bit of an old dad, 52 at that point Also, it has Nightwing still leading the Teen Titans into his late 20s.
The current DC Comics would have had Superman and Batman – the originals – in their late fifties You can see that reflected in this week's Superman And The Authority,[...]
Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale are returning to one of the most perennial and loved Batman stories of all time, Batman: The Long Halloween. Not for the first time of course Batman: The Long Halloween was a 13-issue American comic book limited series written by Jeph Loeb with art by Tim Sale Itself the follow-up to[...]
And how he would have written that a couple of years ago when he was meant to leave Batman with #100 and replaced by John Ridley, so that he would not have had to be involved with 5G, which was a bit of an anathema to him.
So, way back at the start of me doing[...]
Reading James Tynion IV's latest Empire Of The Tiny Onion newsletter I suddenly got a Batman-style flashback to Evan Dorkin's return to The Eltingville Club I mean, even more than usual Remember this?
Eltingville Club by Evan Dorkin
James Tynion IV, as well as writing the two big indie hits from Image and Boom, The Department Of Truth[...]
Dan Watters and Dani last worked together on Coffin Bound from Image Comics back in 2019. Bleeding Cool loved that series immensely and so are totally down for their new project for DC Comics, Arkham City: The Order of The World, spinning out of the current Infinite Frontier Batman comic books, as inmates who escaped Arkham[...]
And while that kid's dad may write Batman comics, it's still not as cool as writing Fortnite comics So that's what Scott Snyder is now doing, working with Christos Gage who wrote the original Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point comic book with Epic Games' Donald Mustard, on a new Batman/Fortnite one-shot which follows the end of the[...]
Batman Dark Nights Metal is a fairly recent comic book storyline within the world of DC Comics The story showed off the arrival of alternated Batmen from a place called the Dark Multiverse, which is living embodiments of or fears These alternated warped versions usually die when we overcome that fear, but these deadly warped[...]
Mattson Tomlin gained attention in 2019 when he was brought on board to co-write The Batman movie with Matt Reeves and Peter Craig, starring Robert Pattinson He wrote the script for Project Power for Netflix, starring Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback as well as scripting and producing Little Fish He wrote the television[...]