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The Bat-Family[1] is a network of crimefighters who operate in and around Gotham City. Nearly all members trained directly under Bruce Wayne. These include the Birds of Prey who operate out of the Clock Tower and the the Belfry.


The group usually are seen interacting with one another and assisting in each other's cases in their respective series. When a new vigilante emerges in the city Batman deduces their identity relatively quickly. Although some members occasionally resent Batman’s intrusion into their lives, all respect him as a legend within the superhero community and rarely challenge his authority.

Most of the members also have a strong rapport with the Dark Knight due to their long and close relationships with him over the years, and consider him a close friend as well as ally.

In a 2002 storyline in which Bruce Wayne, Batman’s secret identity, is accused of murder, Batman's friends gather to prove his innocence. It has also been implied through Batman's history that this network serves as a surrogate family for Batman and keeps him from slipping too far into his ruthless vigilante persona.


Golden Age / (Earth-Two)

Silver and Bronze Ages / (Earth-One)

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The Original Batman Family

The Silver Age of comics saw the first real establishment of the Bat-Family.

Post-Crisis / (New Earth)

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Early 90's Bat-family by Norm Breyfogle.

Following Crisis on Infinite Earths, many members of the Bat-Family were progressively phased out. It would progressively grow larger over time however.

New 52 and Rebirth / (Prime Earth)