Batman Superhero History


A fictional Superhero, which was the concept of Bob Kane and developed by Bill Finger, was first published in American comic book by DC Comics; in 1939.The character is also referred by the world greatest detective, Dark Knight and Cape Crusader. Most of us know him from blockbuster movies, video games, cartoon movies, TV Shows or from comic magazines.

Bruce Wayne, was the original and secret identity of batman, he was a millionaire, owner of fictional company “Wayne enterprises”. During a mugging in his native town (Gotham City), he witnessed the murder of his parents when he was a child. He had a great sense of humanity and was a great intellectual by birth while trained himself physically and mentally to get revenge from the criminals. As seemed, He doesn’t possess the superpowers; he only relied on his geniuses, intelligence, physical fitness, his abilities of martial arts, his great detective skills, and technology of the era and his will to fight against crimes and criminals.


After this publication of “Batman” in 1940 which was the first comic book, the character became popular. Its serial films “Batman” and “Batman and Robin” were first starred in 1943 and 1949. However, its feature film was released after two decades, in late 1960s was starring Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward

(Robin).The character’s popularity became weaker in 1970s and 1980s; neither a film nor a TV series was released. Then, in 1989 and 1992 the films “Batman” and “Batman returns” directed by Tim Burton were released. Thereafter, a number of films were released which includes Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993),Batman Forever(1995),Batman & Robin(1997),Batman Begins(2005),The Dark Knight(2008),The Dark Knight rises(2012) are famous. Which made Millions of revenue worldwide with A ranking of cinema score and had been nominated for Academy Awards (except Batman Robin and The Dark Knight Rises). While upcoming films are Batman Vs Superman and The Lego Batman Movie will be released in 2016 and 2017 respectfully.

The animated series of batman was on aired on Fox from 1992 to 1995 lasting 85 episodes. After that a numerous cartoon series and films had been released. However the first video game “The adventure of Batman & Robin” was first released in 1994.


The color scheme of Batman’s cape, gloves, cowl, tight fitted body suit (with bat symbol on the chest) and boots were black or dark blue usually highlighted with grey or blue color initially. As the time passed, the color of black cape and cowl became dominant with lots of other changer like yellow ellipse, length of cowl’s ears, belt and more by many artistic teams.

Batman is a character of superhero, who serves the innocents, fight for justice, a play boy and a philanthropist with deductive abilities and intellectual skills.

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