Questions tagged [batman]

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Has either Batman's or Superman's identity been accidentally revealed by someone in the comics?

In the recent animated movie Batman: The Long Halloween Part 1, Selina Kyle accidentally calls Batman Bruce, and thereby revealing his identity to Alberto Falcone (this is obviously different from the ...
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What is the source of this Batman artwork that my family member copied?

The image below is a semi-exact reproduction of a picture found in a Batman issue. It was drawn by a family member and should be reasonably accurate, including the folds of clothing, musculature and ...
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What is the origin of this Batman comic book panel?

A comic book panel that circulates around social media from time to time features Batman kicking a criminal in the groin, where his loaded gun goes off. It's kind of a hilarious image but I have no ...
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Batman comic where Robin is shot in the chest with Penguin's umbrella and Batman is forced to tie the two of them to a tree during a storm

I read this somewhere in the late 1980s to the early 1990s, in black-and-white, maybe as part of a coloring book/activity book. Batman and Robin confront The Penguin and one of them is shot in the ...
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Does Batman have an AI assistant like JARVIS?

Has Batman ever built an AI assistant, similar to Iron Man's JARVIS? Batman has a very high IQ so he should be able to build this. Are there any comics where he has built an AI assistant?
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1970s Wonder Woman/Batman comic where they have to fight an evil Walt Disney

I read this in the late 1970s, but have long since lost the comic. The villain in the story is a Walt Disney expy (short for "exported character"), and the story takes place at a serial-...
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Why hasn't Robin substantially appeared in all modern Batman movies?

Robin hasn't substantially appeared in all recent Batman movies, and is not expected to appear in the upcoming films as well. (I'm excluding the satirical The Lego Batman Movie, as well as the very ...
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Is Batman Beyond the Farthest Future DC Timeline Established?

In Batman Beyond, as many know, we are introduced to Terry McGinnis, who dons the cowl and takes over as the Dark Knight many decades into the future. Is the Batman Beyond series the furthest ...
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Which source DC comics does this page (featuring the Batcave Frank Springer 1968 white/red-shaded version Repost for Batcave Batman #203) come from?

What is the source of the image below? ("SECRETS OF THE BATCAVE - 1969") Other similar versions of this picture have been published over the years: Batcave Frank Springer Batman #203 (1968)...
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Which DC comics does this panel come from showing Nightwing on the Batmobile driving towards a ninja?

Which DC comics does this panel come from?
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In the comics, how long has Batman gone without sleeping?

In Justice League: The Animated Series' Season 2 Episode 5-6 (Only a Dream), when Doctor Destiny is taking down all the Justice League members, only Batman and The Manhunter were able to escape his ...
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Which DC comics does this page (featuring the Batcave) come from?

Which comic do these panels come from? It was originally posted here.
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What is the source of this image of the Batcomputer?

What is the source of this image of the Batcomputer, and who is the artist that designed it? Note that it's not from Justice League: Doom as an earlier comment suggested.
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Which comic is this panel from showing Batman sitting at the BatComputer in the BatCave researching the Fortress of Solitude?

Which comic is this panel from? I found the image here.
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Was the Tumbler Nolan's creation or did something similar already exist?

I've grown up with the Batmobile having the long front and a jet engine in order to be fast. They always slightly changed in design but had the general look I knew from the cartoons: Then, in Nolan's ...
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Has Batman ever gotten magical powers?

We know Batman has gotten superpowers of one kind or another, from Lantern rings, to enhanced capacities, to a super pill to the use of the Mobius chair... but has he ever gotten any supernatural ...
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Origin of the Batmobile's flame exhaust?

It seems that, with the possible exception of some of the animated films, virtually every cinematic version of the Batmobile has a port on the back that shoots flames: ...
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Is there a reality in the DC comics multiverse where the Joker never existed alongside Batman?

Recently, Walter Hamada (President of DC at WB) confirmed that the Robert Pattinson Batman (a.k.a Battinson) is from a different Earth with its own existing Justice League. He also mentioned that ...
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Information/Device For Gaining Superpowers In Gotham City Public Library

From reading comics, I know that Gotham City has a public library in many continuities. Batman also fights villains there a decent number of times since the library first appeared in Detective Comics #...
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Which of the ridiculous vehicles in The Lego Batman Movie have appeared in other Batman canon?

There's a whole bunch of ridiculous vehicles in The Lego Batman Movie. Among them is The Bat-shuttle, Robin's Jetski, the Bat-Sub, and the Bat-Kayak. (I cannot find a full list online. Not all the ...
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Canonically, how much older is Batman than Superman? [duplicate]

I know this may depend on the continuity, but generally, Bruce Wayne has been shown to be a few years older than Clark Kent. This has been portrayed anywhere between 4 to 15, depending on the story, ...
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Why is Bruce Batman for only 2 years/six months, retiring in TDKR? And why does he considers it through out The Dark Knight?

In most media, Bruce Wayne becomes Batman because he wants to to strike fear into criminals because he believes it has a greater impact than just pummeling them into submission. That is why he dons ...
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In "Batman: Arkham City" what is the choir chanting when Batman fights Ra's Al Ghul

In the video game "Batman: Arkham City" when right before Batman fights Ra's Al Ghul the theme plays, and the choir starts to chant, what are they chanting and what language is it in?
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Does Batman have a spacesuit?

Batman has different types of suits and various gadgets for his fights. But does he have a spacesuit for surviving in space? If so, in which edition is the use of a spacesuit by Batman shown in DC ...
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Why hasn't Batman ever had Superman send the Joker to the Phantom Zone?

I understand why Batman doesn't kill the Joker. But the fact remains that Arkham just doesn't seem to be capable of holding him. So why not have him sent to an interdimensional prison designed to hold ...
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Where did Mr. Freeze go to school?

Mr. Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries) was actually a doctor. I believe he went to medical school but I could be wrong on that. Is there any information on which school he attended or alternatively which ...
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For what reason did Max Schreck want to build a capacitor in Batman Returns?

In Batman (1989) the Joker wanted to take over as Gotham City's crime boss of bosses, and then after he went insane, random murder was just "his thing" (being the world's first "Fully functional ...
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What did Batman expect Damian to do to take back the "City of Bane"?

This contains many spoilers for the "City of Bane" Batman arc (2019); too many to use spoiler blocks without having the whole question hidden behind them. Quickly summed up, "City of Bane" has Thomas ...
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Does Batman's utility belt have any other "standard" equipment besides grapple guns, ropes, communicators, gas pellets, bombs and batarangs?

I was trying to find specifically what "base gear" a utility belt would have. In several comics, and even films, it's shown/stated that Batman tends to choose his gear based around specific threats or ...
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Why is Batman acting so out-of-character with Jarro?

Justice League #10 introduced Jarro, "Starro in a jar", born of a fragment of Starro, who died in Justice League: No Justice #3 (2018). Jarro is mainly monitored by Batman, and no other Justice ...
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Was Batman ever issued a ticket for his infractions?

This question asks if Batman could be arrested for driving an unregistered vehicle, in the real world. The answer, of course, being a clear yes. In the comics, Batman commits several infractions on a ...
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How did the Justice League survive on the Anti-matter Earth in "JLA: Earth 2" if they're made of ordinary matter?

! In the Graphic Novel JLA: Earth 2, the Justice League travelled to the Post-crisis Earth 2, which is presumably the Anti-matter universe of Qward without being annihilated, could someone please ...
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Is there such a being as 'Dark Multiverse' Darkseid?

I've recently been reading DC Comic's Dark Multiverse and I have been wondering just how the Dark Universe interacts with the Fourth World. In Dark Knights Metal We know that version differs from ...
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Is the Batman who Laughs storyline in "Dark Nights Metal" part of its own story?

So, I am going through the Dark Nights: Metal story line currently and each of the nightmare Batmen has a one shot comic book related to showing who they were in their own negative universe before ...
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On what grounds was Hugo Strange able to have Bruce Wayne arrested in Arkham City?

This always kind of confused me, as i don't recall a reason being given for what Bruce was locked up for in Batman: Arkham City? The only thing shown is him trying to urge Gotham to have Arkham City ...
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Was there ever a film, comic, or toon where Batman had Spider-Man's (or Spider-Man-like) powers?

A friend of mine swears this exists, and has for years, in which case I thought: It would have to be a fan made story of sorts, such as doujinshi or fan made video. No such officially sanctioned ...
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Whose mother's name was known first?

What was the first instance for both Superman and Batman of the reader learning the name of their human mother? I am looking for a rough idea of real life time (year) as well as issue number.
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Has a reason ever been given for the decision to use the name Martha?

Superman and Batman mother’s both have the same name, has any writer of these comics ever discussed the reason for this or is it just chance?
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Did Batman ever get in trouble for computer hacking?

In Batman: The Animated Series, Batman uses his computer to break into the other systems (Police, Other Companies, etc). In any continuity/universe, did Batman get into trouble for computer hacking?
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How is Batman able to shock people that try to remove his cowl?

In the movie Batman: Hush, when Batman is hurt after falling and is unconscious then some goons try to remove his cowl they get electrocuted. How is Batman able to this? Does he store electricity in ...
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When did Batman become considered the most intelligent being?

In DC, who/what is the most intelligent being has been discussed a lot in comics, series, etc. But I remember Lex Luthor being the top one always. However, in DCeased, this status has changed; even ...
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How many different types/colors of Lantern Rings has Batman had access to?

There have been a few comics and TV shows showing Batman wielding a Green Lantern power ring; this makes sense, considering the green rings are powered by will, and Batman is shown to have one of the ...
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Did any DC hero (in particular Batman) ever learn any alien martial arts?

In one Teen Titans episode, Starfire's sister, Blackfire, is comically shown throwing Robin while teaching him some techniques from a strange alien fighting system. The only alien martial art very ...
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Does the song "Na na na na Batman!" exist in the DC comic universe/multiverse?

In Batman Vol.7 Issue#.48, the Joker takes everyone at a church wedding hostage and kills them one-by-one. And just a few moments before Batman arrives at the scene, the Joker is seen casually singing ...
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Why did Batman design Robin's suit with only the underwear without pants?

I mean, Batman's Batsuit has his underwear on the outside, but why didn't he give Robin some pants for his costume?
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Batman Arkham-verse timeline from the timeline site

Since the timeline site is pending or for renewal, it's kinda hard for me to know the timeline for this game, even the comics helped out. Can someone help me by telling me the chronological order with ...
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What was the great disaster that caused the apocalypse?

In the episode that's based off this comic in the TV show Batman: The Brave and The Bold, what causes the Apocalypse which mutates all the animals to be human-like and take over the human race? ...
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Do the villains know Batman has no superpowers?

We, the readers, know Batman has no superpowers. I have no idea if the villains know that. Several superpowered heroes use technology to augment their capabilities, so it is not a wild guess to say ...
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Did Green Arrow ever acknowledge Batman as a "role model"

Way back when Green Arrow was created, DC was basically looking to create a "second Batman". So they made Oliver Queen a billionaire, gave him a boy sidekick, gave him an Arrow-car, etc, etc. My ...
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Has Batman ever unintentionally/accidentally killed someone?

Batman is known for his "code" of not killing as he never wants to cross that line. Although he is completely okay with killing mindless aliens (in the comics, animated series and movies as well), he ...

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