Batman

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.

Following in the footsteps of DC Comics, Bleeding Cool brings you all the latest news and commentary on everything Batman across genres and media. It is a veritable Batman emporium over here is what we're saying.


No Improvement In DC Comics' #ConnnectedTogether Messages

Encouraging readers to be like Batman and stay in their batcave.[caption id="attachment_1212496" align="aligncenter" width="600"] No Improvement In DC Comics' #ConnnectedTogether Messages Image from DC.[/caption]Because everyone is an orphan heir to one hundred billion dollars wealth, with a large enough estate to hollow out and weaponise their own cave structure underneath their family mansion.As Stephen Colbert told Matt Damon on A[...]

Where In The World is Batman/Catwoman by Tom King and Clay Mann?

Where In The World is Batman/Catwoman by Tom King and Clay Mann?

It was this time last year that Bleeding Cool first told you that Tom King was being booted from Batman with #85 Then that he would continue what would have been his run until around Batman #105 with a 12 issue series, Batman/Catwoman, drawn by Clay Mann This was later all confirmed and scheduled for[...]

That New DC Comics Origin For The Joker in Walmart Batman Giant #5

Last week we talked about how the new Batman Giant #5, in Walmarts as of last weekend, was promising a new origin of The Joker Now, I am far, far away from the nearest Walmart, and there is no sign of Batman Giant #5 coming to comic book stores, or even digital comics, any time[...]

Zombie Batman and More DC Comics Statues Arrive with Diamond

Zombie Batman and More DC Comics Statues Arrive with Diamond

Batman on the other hand was not so lucky and has fallen to the horde He used a modified Mr Freeze suit to keep the virus at bay for as long as he could These statues show the newly reanimated Batman in the crypt suit and it’s terrifying The last statue we are getting is[...]

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The Batman The "Next Evolution" For The Character Says Jeffery Wright

The Batman actor Jeffery Wright recently went on SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Show to talk a little about the next big film in the Batman saga The film was in production overseas when the Hollywood shutdown began and is expected to ramp up production fast when that ends It did cause the movie to be[...]

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Batman #92 Tops Advance Reorders Two Weeks In A Row

Batman #92 had a quarter of a million copies originally ordered, so its staying power at the top spot for two weeks may be ezpected, but James Tynion IV also got a placement for Something Is Killing The Children as well.[caption id="attachment_1203311" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Batman #92 Tops Advance Reorders Two Weeks In A Row[...]

McFarlane Toys Announces Batman: White Knight Figures Are Coming

McFarlane Toys Announces Batman: White Knight Figures Are Coming

Coming out of the hit Batman series Batman: White Knight, Batman, Joker, and Azrael are getting the figure treatment Each one will be getting their appearances from the comic created with great detail and will include accessories The story follows a new and improved Joker after he is declared sane and switches his chaotic nature to[...]

Batman Giant #5 Comes to Walmart

The Joker Gets a New Origin in Batman Giant #5 in Walmart

The Joker's origin has, intentionally, been left a little vague over the years with competition versions of the story in various Batman comic books The Three Jokers looks to delineate that a little But are we getting a new version?Batman Giant #5 came to Walmart this weekend Just as Batman Giant #4 was getting to[...]

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Own a Piece of Batman History with Batman #1 from ComicConnect

Batman #1 is one of the most commanding books in the comic book universe While it isn't the first appearance of Batman -- that honor goes to Detective 27 -- this is the first appearance of both The Joker and Catwoman This beautiful book boasts a bright yellow cover with the dynamic duo flying over[...]

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Harley Quinn's First Appearance Could Be Yours from ComicConnect

Harley Quinn has been on a roll since she first appeared in Batman Adventures #12 The clown princess of crime was initially introduced as the Joker's girlfriend and found legions of fans thanks to the popular Batman: The Animated Series show In a mere three years, DC fans will be celebrating 30 years of Harley,[...]

You Could Be The Next Owner of This Batman 181 from ComicConnect!

You Could Be The Next Owner of This Batman #181 from ComicConnect

Batman has a colorful variety of rogues in his gallery -- yet none as naturally intoxicating as Poison Ivy Dr Pamela Isley made her glorious debut in Batman #181 released in the spring of 1966 With her trademark red hair and ivy costume, this femme fatale would become one of the more popular characters in[...]

Marc Silvestri, Holding Out on a Greg Capullo Deal For Batman/Joker

Marc Silvestri, Holding Out on a Greg Capullo Deal For Batman/Joker?

Bleeding Cool has learned that one of the projects that DC Comics was hoping to come out of shutdown with, was Marc Silvestri's Batman comic book, Batman/The Joker: Deadly Duo.Image Comics co-founder and partner, creator of Witchblade, Cyberforce and The Darkness, Marc Silvestri has been working on a Batman project for many years and Bleeding[...]

Batman: Gotham Nights #4

Batman: Gotham Nights #4 Review: A Fascinating Bit Of Comeuppance

One of the biggest modern criticisms of Batman is that he's an entitled rich white guy in fetish gear who beats up poor people in alleys What if he used his greatest super power -- money -- to access criminals on a whole other scale?The billionaire class of Gotham may not wear ridiculous costumes or[...]

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Justice League #44 Review: This Doesn't Check Out

This issue is a conundrum in that it shows the Justice League execute a display of power and teamwork that is presented very gorgeously. With sumptuous visuals presented by Xermanico, Romulo Fajardo Jr., and Tom Napolitano, the Javelin is a triumph of lines and sleekness while the dynamic action scenes are worth seeing.     […]

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James Tynion IV Talks up Batman to Comic Store Retailers for FOC

Batman writer James Tynion IV joined the ultra-top secret Facebook DC Nation Retailer Forum on Thursday for a discussion of the upcoming Batman #92, which you may have seen teased on Bleeding Cool, and the build-up to The Joker War, detailing how the next few issues lead to the highly anticipated event He mentioned a[...]

Batman Bust by Sideshow Collectibles

Batman Takes on the Night with New Bust from Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow Collectibles has finally unveiled the final member of the DC Comics Trinity, Batman This new bust will measure 14.5 inches tall and will showcase the caped crusader with a bad orang in hand The bus will be a bat cave themed base with elements of rock and bats coming from it This statue Highly[...]

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Clownhunter and Harley Quinn Join Batman #96 and #97

With Jorge Jimenez design covers of Clownhunter and Harley Quinn fr Batman #96 and #97, out in August.[caption id="attachment_1207192" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Clownhunter and Harley Quinn Join Batman #96 and #97 Jorge Jimenez art from DC.[/caption] In Batman #96, reeling from the effects of the worst Joker toxin attack ever, Batman is on the run through Gotham[...]

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Joker War Zone Announced By DC Comics Tomorrow

Art from DC.[/caption]Main Story: Batman #95-#100 Tie-Ins: Nightwing #70-75 Detective Comics #1022 -1026 Batgirl #41- 50 Harley Quinn #75 Catwoman #25 - 26 Red Hood: Outlaw #48 Batman: The Joker War ZoneOf that last title Batman: The Joker War Zone, newly announced, Tynion states; I  am especially excited to talk about JOKER WAR ZONE, but[...]

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Clownhunter Joins Punchline in Batman's Upcoming Joker War

I love it when James Tynion IV's newsletter goes out because it means it's basically a) find the bit about Batman b) especially if it involves Punchline c) cut and d) paste Well, with Batman #92 up for FOC this Monday, (and doing rather well on the advance reorders anyway) he probably won't mind You[...]

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FOCO Announces MLB Bobbleheads Featuring Batman and Superman

This time Batman and Superman are teaming up with Major League Baseball teams to give us some amazing bobbleheads These bobbleheads bring up two iconic heroes from DC Comics and combines them with your favorite baseball team Both FOCO bobblehead heroes will be able to be posed with most of the 30 MLB teams featuring[...]