The Batman Family or Bat Family for short is a network of likeminded crimefighters who operate in and around Gotham, with Batman as its head.

Description

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.

Members

Golden Age (Earth-Two)

Earth-Two

Silver Age (Earth-One)

The Original Batman Family

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

Post-Crisis

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

Early 90's Bat-family by Norm Breyfogle.

New 52 (Prime Earth)

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