Illustration of Batman in blue and black costume in front of the moon, with white text on red background.
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The Batman is the secret identity of the American billionaire named Bruce Wayne. The character is a creation of DC comics and made its first appearance in May of 1939 in Detective Comic. The Batman dedicated his life to justice and the removal of crime after witnessing the murder of his parents as a small child. Batman works and lives in the fictional Gotham city and fights characters from the “rogues gallery” including Joker, Penguin, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, and others. The character was, and is known, for his intelligence, mastery of martial arts, and his use of high tech. equipment. Batman was popular throughout the 1940s and even had his own television show in the 1960s. Bob Kane conceived the original concept of the character. Even though Batman has had moments without fame, throughout the years he has been reinvented and reimagined by various artists resulting in continued resurgence in his fan base.