Created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (1939) and is the secret identity of Bruce Wayne, who, after witnessing the murder of his parents as a child, trains himself to physical and intellectual perfection and dons a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime.
The classic iteration of the character operates in the Batcave, located beneath Wayne Manor, and is assisted by his butler, Alfred Pennyworth, and various other allies, referred to as the Batman Family. The character would go on to become one of the most popular characters from DC Comics, and a cultural icon.
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The following are current or upcoming media involving Batman and/or related characters:
- Television series
- Video games
- Gotham Knights (2021)