Batman, the Caped Crusader, Dark Knight, World's Greatest Detective, etc. is a DC comics superhero and Justice League member. Unlike most DC superheroes, he has no superhuman abilities, instead relying on skill, gadgets, an indomitable will, and his brilliant mind to solve crimes and battle evil.

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Who was commissioner James Gordon's father

In the Gotham (TV Series), it mentioned that James Gordon's father was a district attorney. Is his father mentioned in the comic version of Batman? What information do the comics give about James ...
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In comic version of Batman, why are the Waynes walking through the alley?

The Waynes are extremely rich, why they don't drive their car out of the theatre instead of walking through a dark alley which is a common sense that a millionaire like them should not. Note that I ...
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How Many Batman Canons Are There?

When I see comic book questions, or questions on characters from comic books, they're invariably qualified with a "this canon" or a "that canon" only notice, which given certain characters is a fairly ...
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In the beginning of Gotham, why are the Waynes walking through the alley?

I have just watched the first episode of Gotham and am curious why, if the Waynes are extremely rich, they bother walking through a dark street instead of driving and taking an expensive car in front ...
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Why does Bane ask only one guy to stay in the plane wreckage in Dark Knight Rises?

From the opening scene in the Dark Knight Rises we learn that Bane and two other members of the League of Shadows get in the plane. The CIA agent tells them that his flight plan includes only one of ...
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Where is Alfred Pennyworth in the Batman origin story?

I was wondering if Alfred's whereabouts or duties during the night Bruce's parents are murdered are ever discussed. Most of my knowledge of Alfred and Bruce's relations comes form movies and TV ...
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Who was James Gordon wrong about before?

In Batman Begins, upon his second meeting with Batman, James Gordon says: Jim Gordon: Commissioner Loeb set up a massive task force to catch you. He thinks you're dangerous. Batman: What do ...
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Why are there two batcomputers in the Batcave?

In The Dark Knight Rises, the first time we see the batcave we are following Alfred, who is looking for master Bruce. He finds Bruce in the batcave, in the middle of an isolated slate obelisk (Alfred ...
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What happens to Talia's truck driver in Batman - The Dark Knight Rises?

At the climax of The Dark Knight Rises: so then: We know that Batman (who doesn't seem to like fire-arms except for those present in all his vehicles) doesn't kill (Nolan's Batman explicitly did ...
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Batman: The Dark Knight returns part 2 - Superman draining the life force [duplicate]

After taking care of the nuke he looked... old and (or) decaying, then superman did something and got his strength back up. What did he do, does he normally have this power? This is the first time I ...
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Is Batman: Mask of the Phantasm the same universe as Batman the Animated Series?

Are the events from the movie Batman: Mask of the Phantasm considered to be taking place in the universe depicted in Batman: the Animated Series or the two things just have the same "look and feel"? ...
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Problem with Batmobile's (Batman begins) driver switching positions

In Batman begins we saw how the pilot/driver of the tumbler can switch to a prone position for better control or the vehicle weapondry. http://www.deviantart.com/art/NEW-BATMOBILE-DESIGNS-19640136 ...
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How does Batman avoid killing people? [closed]

He throws people off of high places, uses a sharp Batarang and plain beats people up to the point where they'd most likely be dead afterwards. Is there an in-universe (or out-of-universe) ...
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Why would Ra’s al Ghul destroy Gotham but save Starlight City?

So I have finished the "Arrow" TV series yesterday and something was unclear to me: Both cities are somewhat similar: they are highly corrupt, unjust and the upper class is decadent. Yet Ra’s does ...
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Does Batman get sick from common diseases?

As a human he should get sick normally, but has that been shown in the comics? (like cold, flu, stomach ache, or headache)
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Is Batman's Kryptonite ring enough to stop Superman if he ever went rogue?

It's well-known that Superman has entrusted Batman with a Kryptonite ring, in case if he ever went rogue. He even believes that he's entrusting his life to Batman, as can be seen in the scan below ...
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Was there any canon description of the extent of Barbara Gordon's paralysis?

This question has been nagging at me as I've been reading some Batman comics for the first time. I cross-referenced my interpretation of various things we see her doing with a very informative ...
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Batman (1966) episode where they're stuck in a room?

I'm trying to remember an episode from the 1960's Batman TV show that I saw when I was a kid. I'm not quite sure who the villain was in the episode but I'm pretty sure it had Batman and Robin. The ...
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Why are Batman’s cape and cowl blue?

I understand that the bat logo on his chest is like a sigil, I understand that the yellow oval is to draw gunfire to the chest which is the only bullet proof part of his costume, I understand the ...
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Has Batman ever time-traveled in any form?

Some of the main DC characters have time-traveled such as the Flash and Superman, has Batman in any serial ever traveled through time?
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What does Wayne Enterprises produce in the Batman comics?

In the new Batman movies Wayne Enterprises produces military weapons but what does it produce in the comic book? I'm not a big comic book reader but I am curious. If there is canon evidence please ...
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Why did Livewire and Supergirl appear in The New Batman Adventures?

I’m currently watching The New Batman Adventures animated series and the thing that I don't understand is why Livewire (aka Electro Girl) suddenly appeared in the series. She is supposed to be from ...
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Nolan's Dark Knight: Why would Dent's convictions be overturned?

In the Dark Knight, When Batman interrupts (what would probably have ended in) Dent killing Thomas Schiff, Batman tells Dent that if people saw him doing this, then all of the criminals he'd locked up ...
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In comics does Batman have a rule against killing?

Inspired by this question, I have to admit I don't know a lot about the Comic Book Batman, but I know a fair amount about his other incarnations. I know for example, that the 1989 movie had him kill ...
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Is there an official reason why Batman Volume 4 (New 52) omits issues 18-20?

While I would agree with anyone suggesting that Batman 18, 19, and 20 are simply not at the same level of greatness as the big plot arcs that surround them, I am curious about why they do not appear ...
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Is “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” considered canon?

A friend recently showed me a scan from a Batman comic from Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, and we ended up discussing whether or not the events shown are considered canon. The ...
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DC Transmedia Universe: are Man of Steel and Arrow part of the same cinematic universe?

Marvel obviously have a very successful cross-medium Universe, and there are a lot of suggestions that DC are attempting some form of wider Universe themselves. Arrow and Flash are both going to ...
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Why didn't Batman tell Harvey Dent that he tried to rescue Rachel?

In The Dark Knight, by Christopher Nolan, why doesn't Batman just tell Harvey Dent that he tried to rescue Rachel, but he failed because the joker lied to him? And, would that have changed any of ...
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When Asp forces Shondra to kill with her powers, what conditions must be met for her to use them?

In Knightfall, how does Shondra Kinsolving's and Benedict Asp's combined ability to remotely kill people work? It failed to kill Bruce Wayne because they directed their attack towards Mr.Gray (who ...
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Did the Joker mislead Batman, or was the Joker himself ignorant of the facts?

In The Dark Knight the Joker kidnaps Rachel and Harvey Dent. He then tells Batman he'll need to choose who to save, and gives him two address: He's at 250 52nd Boulevard. And she's on Avenue X at ...
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Does Batman use Linux?

While reading about a Windows 8.1 tips & tricks blog, I came across this conversation in the comment section where they were joking about the possibility of Linux being Batcomputer's choice of OS. ...
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Were Batman's phones used to map surroundings using custom hardware? How did he distribute them?

In Nolan's Dark Knight, Batman (or rather Lucius Fox) develops a technology which allows using a phone as a mini-radar (I didn't quite catch if it was using EM like radar or sound like sonar, but ...
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How did the Joker's “pencil trick” kill his victim? [closed]

Is it stated somewhere if it was supposed to be a normal pencil? Not getting how that would be at all feasible to kill someone. Yes, I know it could, but the odds are so great as to defy suspension of ...
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Why are Superman and Batman against each other? [closed]

I've heard lots about the upcoming Superman vs. Batman movie. But I don't understand why they're fighting against each other. They're both superheroes, trying to fight for the good of humankind, ...
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Night of the Owls story arcs?

Hi just I'm new to comic and I want to ask how to follow the release story arcs because I start with Batman: Night of the Owls I have bought the batman vol 1 court of owls,batman vol 2 city of owls ...
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In Batman: Arkham City, does Batman already know about the Lazarus Pit? (Spoilers)

After rescuing Mr. Freeze, Batman, Freeze, and Oracle agree that they need Ra's al Ghul's blood to cure the Titan virus. It seems from this conversation that Batman and Oracle know about the Lazarus ...
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Is there a difference between Superman’s Gotham City and Batman’s? [closed]

Is there any difference between Batman's Gotham City and Superman's Gotham City?What happens if they make a movie in which both appear together? Which city will they show? E.g. in Justice League.
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What evidence confirms or denies the existence of Robin's utility belt?

Batman's utility belt is a vital component of the crime fighters gear. It would seem to make sense that both of the Caped Crusaders would utilize such a useful addition to their costumes. What canon ...
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Is Batman a SUPER Hero? [closed]

There is no doubt that Batman is a hero, he saves Gotham and the world. Batman is very strong and extremely smart. He has no "super" powers per se; he is smarter than the average man but that is not a ...
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How long does it take for Bruce Wayne to get dressed into his Bat Suit?

First time posting a question, so I apologise for errors in advance! I recently watched the The Dark Knight, and during the party scene Bruce heads into his panic-room and appears approx 3 mins later ...
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How does Batman disappear?

Batman keeps vanishing a lot, how does he do it? We've seen him do this in a desert (and even snag a child with him) with lots of smoke, on a train station with almost no or little smoke, in rooms ...
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1960's Batman and Superman?

Has there ever been a team-up of Batman from the 1960's tv series with a superman of the same period? I don't think it ever happened in the tv series, but say in a comic or cartoon, even if it's a ...
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Has Tom Hardy's portrayal of Bane influenced any other Batman media?

Tom Hardy's portrayal of Bane, or I guess you could say Christopher Nolan's directorial take on Bane from The Dark Knight Rises seemed to prove very popular although different than any other ...
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Does anyone know where I can find a Batman-Wolverine crossover?

I have seen some mentions of a comic crossover, in which DC Comics Batman, meets and possibly fights Marvel's Wolverine. Does anyone know where this is?
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Were there any Catwomen who were not Selina Kyle behind the mask?

In any of the DC comic canon (excluding movies), was Catwoman always Selina Kyle behind the mask? I'm excluding things that happen in alternate times (e.g. future Terry McGinnis's Batman may ...
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Was Batman and Catwoman pairing the predominant Wayne romance in various canons? [duplicate]

There are at least several Batman works where Bruce Wayne was romantically involved with Selina Kyle (Catwoman). At least, the Pfeiffer in Batman Returns, and Hathaway in Nolan's Dark Knight Rises". ...
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In which Batman comic issue was there a plague of illiteracy?

I read this one on paper so it was likely pre-2004, possibly pre-2000. Not sure which villain was the perpetrator -- maybe the Joker? -- but I seem to recall it being caused by a hand-sized, ...
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Was the 'Bat Bike' an addon or mod to the experimental Batmobile, or did it always exist?

When we are first introduced to the Batmobile in Batman Begins, we are told that the Vehicle was built initially as a 'bridging' vehicle to allow ground troops or heavier armour easier access into ...
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Why would Batman discard his disruptor? [closed]

During the chase sequence in which Batman reveals himself during The Dark Knight Rises, there is a sequence when Batman uses a pump action disruptor weapon against Bane's getaway motorcade. Moments ...
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Why is Harley Quinn not in The Dark Knight? [closed]

Why is Harley Quinn not in The Dark Knight at all? She is in almost every Batman show that I have seen. She is usually with the Joker, helping him. She is even in Batman games such as Arkham Asylum ...