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.


Titans Season 3 Prod Back Underway You Cant Even Trust a Fake Gotham

Titans Season 3 Prod Back Underway; You Can't Even Trust a Fake Gotham

Just yesterday, we learned that Savannah Welch (History Channel's Six) would be taking on the role of Gotham City Police Commissioner Barbara Gordon as the action shifts to Batman's stomping grounds when the third season of HBO Max's Titans debuts But she's not alone, with Curran Walters' Jason Todd throwing off the Robin mantle to become[...]

Titans S03: Savannah Welch Cast as Barbara Gordon Killing Joke Origin

Titans S03: Savannah Welch Cast as Barbara Gordon; Killing Joke Origin

Viewers of HBO Max's Titans are already expecting a third season filled with some serious changes and intense action. We've got the action shifting to Gotham as Curran Walters' Jason Todd akes on the Red Hood persona- and gets a sweet costume alongside Anna Diop's Starfire. Fans will also be introduced to Dr. Jonathan Crane (and […]

The Change Tom King Had To Ask Warners About Batman/Catwoman #2

The Change Tom King Had To Ask Warners About? Batman/Catwoman #2

Okay, so that wasn't The Sewer King being Jokerised at the end of Batman/Catwoman #1 by Tom King and Clay Mann Trying to read too many possibilities It was the Joker disguising himself as such, ahead of Catwoman's visit Makes more sense of the colour scheme I guess And six weeks later we get a[...]

Slam Bradley The Next Barman In The Next Batman #2 (Spoilers)

Slam Bradley, The Next Barman In The Next Batman #2 (Spoilers)

Today's The Next Batman #2 goes to the near future of Gotham by also bringing back something from its past As the superhero speakeasy of Gotham, hidden from the prying eyes of The Magistrate, and run by one Slam Bradley.[caption id="attachment_1324732" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Next Batman #2 artwork[/caption]A senior executive at DC Comics once shared with[...]

Spoiler Spoilers &#8211 Stephanie Brown Traitor in The Next Batman #2

Spoiler Spoilers – Stephanie Brown, Traitor in The Next Batman #2?

The cells, part of the Magistrate Detention Facility in the near-future Gotham as part of in the DC Future State in today's The Next Batman #2, from DC Comics today.[caption id="attachment_1324708" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Next Batman #2 artwork[/caption]And Stephanie Brown is reading The Dispossessed by Ursula K LeGuin, seventies sci-fi story that is set in two[...]

The Very Dysfunctional Family Of Lucius Fox &#8211 Next Batman #2 Spoilers

The Very Dysfunctional Family Of Lucius Fox – Next Batman #2 Spoilers

In The Next Batman #1, we discovered that the Fox family in the future-ish Batman have a rather complex life Lucius Fox, owner of the Wayne fortune has designed the technology behind The Magistrate, the Peacekeepers and the Cybers The technology that holds Gotham in a fascist grip, taking down any masked vigilantes with a[...]

Simon Saint the Man Behind Future State Magistrate in Batman #106

Simon Saint, the Man Behind Future State Magistrate, in Batman #106

The listing for the first of the DC Infinite Frontier hardcover collections, Batman: The Cowardly Lot, has hit Amazon, with a listing that reveals a little more The current DC Future State books reveal a Gotham transformed, with Mayor Nakano hiring The Magistrate to create a fascist police state, banning all vigilantes and (supposedly) killing[...]

Obscure Comics: General Mills Presents Batman V Superman #2 &#038 Cereal

Obscure Comics: General Mills Presents Batman V Superman #2 & Cereal

What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that most don't know were ever printed, or that top tier creators worked on "that book" or on "that character." Obscure Comics are fun to find and interesting to know about, but that border between great reads and terrible comics.Who Wants Batman V Superman: Dawn[...]

Titans: Curran Walters BDay Wishes Include Red Hood Final Fitting Look

Titans: Curran Walters BDay Wishes Include Red Hood Final Fitting Look

For fans of HBO Max's Titans, Saturday was a special day for two reasons. First and foremost, they got to send buckets of "Happy Birthdays" to Curran Walters (Jason Todd aka Red Hood) in honor of his 23rd birthday. One of the many who have been chiming in is Greg Hopwood from Team LJ Supersuits. […]

Harley Quinn Is Sweet but a Psycho in New Sideshow Collectibles Bust

Harley Quinn Is Sweet but a Psycho in New Sideshow Collectibles Bust

Standing 28.5 inches tall, this life-size bust captures the iconic Batman villain in all her glory Her design is a throwback to her original DC Comics debut featuring her red and black harlequin outfit The statue is highly detailed as it captures lifelike detail on Harley Quinn and special craftsmanship to add fabric-like textures Harley[...]

Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen on Batman In April

Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen on Batman In April

Kieron Gillen has stated his short story in April's Batman: Black and White #5 with Jamie McKelvie is "My first time writing a story for a DCU character This is a short story, and is one of the densest, most formalist things we've ever done It's also funny And brutal I hope folks like it."Considering how[...]

DC Comics April 2021 Solicitations In Full &#8211 Now With Added Batman

DC Comics April 2021 Solicitations In Full – Now With Added Batman

Now with added Batman.GREEN LANTERN #1written by GEOFFREY THORNE art by DEXTER SOY cover by BERNARD CHANG card stock variant cover by BRYAN HITCH 1:25 card stock variant cover by ALEX MALEEV ON SALE 4/6/21 $4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC CARD STOCK VARIANT COVERS $5.99 US As this new Green Lantern series begins, the newly formed United Planets and[...]

Batman: The Dark Knight #1 With Tom Taylor and Andy Kubert in April

Batman: The Dark Knight #1 With Tom Taylor and Andy Kubert in April

DC Comics is to launch yet another ongoing Batman series, in their attempt to make every DC Comics title a Batman comic And this is the most Batmannest of them all Batman: The Dark Knight #1 from Tom Taylor, Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson, out in April And, it seems, set in London - at[...]

Next Batman And Robin &#8211 Tim Fox Damian Wayne Get Own DC Comics

Next Batman And Robin – Tim Fox, Damian Wayne Get Own DC Comics

DC Comics has started to let folk know about their April 2021 solicitations, showing how Tim Fox will become the Next Batman with the first series continuing from DC's Future State As well as Damian Wayne getting his first solo series and answering all those questions about what happened to him, after leaving the Robin[...]

Batman Himself Ben Affleck Calls Kevin Feige Greatest Producer Ever

Batman Himself Ben Affleck Calls Kevin Feige "Greatest Producer Ever"

Ben Affleck, whose portrayal of Batman will forever be underrated in my eyes, has played multiple superheroes, of course He also played blind lawyer Matt Murdock in the Daredevil film from 2003 Like his portrayal of Batman, that Daredevil film is not as terrible as people remember, especially the director's cut Anyway, when he made[...]

Batman The Grim Knight Takes His Shot With Prime 1 Studio

Batman The Grim Knight Takes His Shot With Prime 1 Studio

Batman is back once again but not the Batman we all know and love but a more twisted version This version picked up Joe Chill’s gun in the alley that night as a kid and took the shot that ended his parent's killer's life This led to his obsession with firearms, and it helped him[...]

Batman #1 CGC 9.4 Goes for Record $2.22 Million at Heritage Auction

Batman #1 CGC 9.4 Goes for Record $2.22 Million at Heritage Auction

The sole highest-graded Batman #1 CGC 9.4 White Pages copy has just closed at Heritage Auction's  2021 January 14 - 17 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction for $2,220,000.00.  The sale is a record price for a copy of Batman #1, and is the second highest price ever paid for a comic book in a[...]

DC Comics To Publish Batman &#038 Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1 in April

DC Comics To Publish Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1 in April

Adding Batman.[caption id="attachment_1322540" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1 cover[/caption] On Saturday, 27th of March, DC Comics will launch its new digital comic book series, Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries, a new series of 24 original team-up stories between the citizens of Gotham and members of Mystery, Inc The series will be published in print from[...]

Metropolis Gallery Presents The Batman Art of Sean Gordon Murphy

Metropolis Gallery Presents The Batman Art of Sean Gordon Murphy

The Metropolis Gallery has announced a virtual exhibition of original artwork by artist and writer Sean Gordon Murphy, best known for his Murphyverse line of Batman: White Knight comic books from DC Comics.[caption id="attachment_1322132" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Sean Gordon Murphy[/caption]Metropolis Gallery curator and owner Vincent Zurzolo tells us “Sean will be bringing his unique and[...]

Batwoman Star Nicole Kang on How Mary Empowers Ryan Wilder

Batwoman Star Nicole Kang on How Mary Empowers Ryan Wilder

Even as Javicia Leslie's Ryan Wilder takes on the mantle of being Gotham's dark knight defender, The CW's Batwoman isn't wasting any time addressing the elephant in the room with the season-opener title "What Happened to Kate Kane?". With the first season's lead missing in action, Kate's extended family of Alice (Rachel Skarsten), Mary (Nicole Kang), […]