Batman is an iconic fictional super-hero appearing in American comic book series produced by DC comics. The comic was first introduced by writer Bob Kane and artist Bill Finger and initially appeared in comic book issue #27 in 1938. In the comics Batman has always been an archnemesis of villains such as the Riddler and the Joker.
Batman’s personality has evolved through the years, to become one of the most well-known and well-loved in modern society. He has won many awards for his fantastic portrayal of the dark knight and continues to make comic book fans’ day with his colorful and interesting stories.
The most well-known version of Batman in the comics is the Batman portrayed in Batman comics and the Animated series. This version of the superhero was created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. In the comics Batman was a wealthy but socially inept young man, who became the city’s protector after the murder of his parents. Following the incident, he was stripped of his wealth by the authorities and forced to live off the charity of other criminals in Gotham. He soon grew into a formidable crime fighter, using his intelligence, resourcefulness and strength to overcome his adversaries, including the Riddler and the Penguin.
In addition to his dark knight persona, Batman also gained popularity during the 1950s by starring in several popular television series, including The Adventures of Batman. There are two popular versions of the Batman cartoons, namely the animated series and the live action television series. The animated series features Batman and Robin, who were originally played by Frank Gorshin and Bill Parker, in the early 1960s. The live action TV show was first aired on CBS between 1966 and 1969, where it was followed by several feature films.
Batman’s popularity soared during the 1970s, when several animated superheroes were released, such as the Super Friends cartoon series. In the Super Friends show, Robin, Batgirl, Superboy, Aquaman, and Green Lantern shared the screen time of Dick Dillin and Peter Falk. These characters were designed to be more like traditional superheroes, as opposed to Batman, who was more of an antihero, with the sole purpose of fighting crime.
Over the years, Batman’s history was changed significantly, first by being made into a comic book in 1948 and later becoming an animated TV series. In addition to the comic book version, Batman also appeared in numerous movies, most notably the classic Batman series from the late 1960s. and early 1970s. This period of Batman’s comic book history gave way to the darker, more adult version that is most commonly associated with the character, and also to the recent TV series, where he has become a lovable hero.
In addition to his comic book career, Batman has also made his mark in the realm of film, appearing in such films as The Dark Knight, in which he battles Bane (Tom Hardy), as well as the upcoming The Dark Knight. The Dark Knight will be directed by Christopher Nolan, who was responsible for the successful Batman Begins movie. The film is set against the backdrop of the 1960s civil rights struggle in America. It is expected that the film will receive critical acclaim and a number of awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year.
In addition to the comic books, Batman has also made numerous appearances on television, in cartoons and in feature films, such as the Batman: The Brave and The Bold. His television series, as well as his comic book appearance, have become very popular with viewers and have spawned their own fan communities, such as the Batman Nation.