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What was the first science fiction or fantasy element to appear in any Batman comic?

Batman is obviously an on-topic character for our site. He regularly teams up with or confronts aliens and has awesome technology at his fingertips even if he himself is "just a man in a suit&...
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How old was Bruce when he developed Batman’s personality?

How old was Bruce Wayne when he developed his stoic, standoffish, and paranoid personality? He is usually depicted as a lively fun-loving kid before his parents were killed. Did their deaths start ...
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Why did the 1976 Super DC Calendar pick February 19 as Bruce Wayne's birthday?

Why did the 1976 Super DC Calendar pick February 19 as Bruce Wayne's birthday? What's the significance? I'm just trying to find out if it's an homage to a specific event or person's date. So what is ...
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Is Batman's utility belt ever missing something he needs?

This is purely idle curiosity, but: has there ever been an instance (in any format) where Batman's utility belt doesn't contain the item he needs to solve a problem? (The answer was not obvious from a ...
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What is the source of this painting of the Batcave's layout? [duplicate]

What is the source of this painting of the Batcave's layout? Batman: Secrets of the Batcave [![enter image description here][2]][2] Batman: Secrets of the Batcave [![enter image description here][2]][...
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What is the source of these comic book panels of the Batmobile garage?

What is the source of these comic book panels of the Batmobile garage?
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Batman Beyond: Terry's Fighting Skills

For most of the series "Batman Beyond", Terry McGinnis has relatively poor or basic fighting skills. He can overcome simple thugs but lacks the skill and discipline to take on skilled ...
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Is Batman's suit in Batman Beyond bulletproof?

Is the high-tech bat-suit of Batman Beyond bulletproof and armored against small arms and energy-based weapons (e.g. "Laser guns")?
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What does "drops" mean?

Batman and James Gordon went to the spot where Pete Savage was killed. Gordon was looking at the photos, while Batman was checking out the rat maze: Batman: More symbols. It's another cipher. James ...
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Has Batman ever been portrayed as being afraid of heights before?

In The Batman (2022), Batman is afraid of heights: Has Batman ever been portrayed as being afraid of heights before?
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Who exactly is the "one guy" here?

In The Batman (2022), Carmine's bodygaurds prevent Bruce Wayne from attacking Carmine: Carmine: Hey, watch it, fellas. You got the prince of the city there. Some event, huh? Brought out the one guy ...
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How is Batman's grappling gun always loaded and ready to use, and never runs out of ropes?

One of the most identifiable gadgets of Batman is the grappling gun ("Bat-Rope"): a launcher that shoots a grappling hook and enables Batman to pull himself up to the rooftops. However, in ...
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Does Batman's don't kill rule apply to alien villains?

Batman has the known rule that he does not kill criminals. Does this rule apply to extra-terrestrial villains? Is his morality more torn on the subject and he decides each case separately? If so how ...
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Batman cape as a glider and a bulletproof shield

In the most recent incarnation of Batman, namely in the film "The Flash" (2023) where he was portrayed by Michael Keaton, Batman has the most sophisticated and useful cape. The cape can turn ...
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Has Mr. Zero ever been hit with his own ice-gun?

The question jumped in my mind as I rewatched Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin (1997) where, at an early scene of the film, Batman grabs the ice-gun pointing it at Mr. Freeze but doesn't have time ...
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How did Catwoman manage to pierce Batman's armor using a sewing claw?

In Batman Returns, Batman's suit was effectively bullet-proof armor (as in the first movie Batman from 1989). How could the ordinary sewing claw Catwoman stabbed Batman with pierce it? The penetration ...
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What comic run is Bruce Wayne fighting for 28 hours in the pit?

What is the issue where Bruce Wayne fights for 28 hours in the pit?
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Who was the first common person to figure out Batman's identity?

Batman is famously secretive about his identity, but I remember Coleman Reese from The Dark Knight figured it out. So who was the first common person to figure out Batman's real identity? By "...
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Has Batman ever ridden a bicycle?

The Batcycle is pretty common in canon, but it's always been a motorcycle. I can't find any references to Batman riding a completely unpowered bicycle (even in the campy Golden Age/Adam West era). Has ...
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Is there a connection between Dennis O’Neil’s League of Assassins and the hashashin?

Are there quotes and interviews from Dennis O’Neil on the inspiration for the creation of the League of Assassins? It is said that they were inspired by a real order of assassins — which I believe, ...
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When did Batman first discover the existence of the paranormal/supernatural, and how did he react?

In terms of publication history (first instance in published media, rather than first instance for the character's perspective in a particular story), when was the very first time that Batman ...
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Batman 89' by Sam Hamm TPB

Does the following Batman 89' Trade paper back by Sam Hamm contain the entire story arc (i.e. it has a closed ending)?
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Gotham episode where the term 'black market' was taken literally

In this particular episode, there was a 'Black Market' where types of contraband were sorted in different aisles with signs marking where each type of illegal item was, in a similar manner to a real-...
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Was Zoe Kravitz's casting as Catwoman in The Batman related to her casting as Catwoman in The LEGO Batman Movie?

In the 2022 film The Batman, Zoe Kravitz portrays a compelling, grounded version of Selina Kyle/Catwoman unlike most of the versions seen on-screen. However, this is not her first time portraying the ...
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What happened to Batman in the Arrowverse?

The premise of the Batwoman show in the Arrowverse is that Gotham City has gone into chaos since the disappearance of Batman a few years prior to the first episode. Kate Kane, Bruce's cousin, takes ...
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How old is Bruce Wayne during Gotham?

How old Bruce Wayne in each season of Gotham? We know he was 12 when his parents died but what about the rest of the seasons?
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Bruce Wayne’s pre Batman love interests

Has Bruce Wayne dated any girl before becoming Batman or he only trained and had no time for them ? if he has then how many had he dated?
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What age did Dick Grayson lose his virginity to Liu?

In Nightwing Vol 2 #134, when Dick Grayson meets Liu and starts sleeping with her, was it before he turned 17 or after? In the beginning of the issue Dick Grayson tells Batman his 17th birthday would ...
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Are the DC webcomics part of a larger canon?

There are three DC webcomics I know about: Batman: Wayne Family Adventures Vixen: NYC Zatanna & the Ripper (All ongoing, free-to-read series on WEBTOON.) It's not clear to me where they stand in ...
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Was Alfred one of the people who trained Batman?

In the comics, did Alfred train Bruce Wayne to fight before he left to train around the world like he did in the Gotham TV series?
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What was the inspiration for the creation of the League of Assassins?

What was the inspiration for Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams in creating the League of Assassins?
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Has the Batman as an inmate of Arkham fan theory ever been produced in any media?

I am aware of the Batman as a Inmate of Arkham fan theory, sometimes called the Villain fan theory or Bruce Wayne crazy theory, has been around for around 10 years. This theory states than Bruce Wayne ...
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Batman comic where Hugo Strange trains new Robins

I have a slight hunch this is an Elseworlds story. From what I can vaguely remember, Hugo Strange is Batman. He hires boys and girls to be Robins. I think this a slightly older comic maybe around ...
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Who is this character associated with the Bat-family?

Who is the superhero in red and white with blonde hair in the following picture? When i do a reverse image search i just get articles referencing the Bat Family/Gotham Knights/Batman Inc, but nothing ...
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Who or what was controlling Batman when he painted this room yellow?

I recently came across this bizarre comic book page from All-Star Batman and Robin #9: (Bizarre because of the writing, not the yellow paint) Clearly that's not Batman, but I couldn't find a source ...
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In Batman Beyond episode Rebirth Part 2, did Bruce take a copy of the disc?

In the episode Rebirth Path 2 of Batman Beyond, after inspecting the disc on Bruce's computer, are we to believe that Bruce didn't take a copy of the disc before giving it back to Terry? Seems like an ...
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What is the deconstructor in "Lego Batman 2" inspired by?

In the video game Lego Batman 2 there is a device called the deconstructor, a ray-gun powered by kryptonite that causes jet-black objects like Batman's equipment and vehicles to tear itself apart. Did ...
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What episode is this from on Batman?

Anyone know what episode on the 1960s Batman TV show this is from?
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In "The Dark Knight," how old was Rachel Dawes?

She appears to be a childhood friend of Bruce and Harvey.
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In what continuity does Joker want his "g** d*** electric car"?

I came across this video clip where Scarecrow and Joker have captured Batman and are going to interrogate him and Scarecrow takes his mask off: [Joker] WHAT!!? [Scarecrow] Bloody hell, it's ...
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Does Batman actually kill anyone in "The Batman"?

In The Batman (2022) we see Batman violently beating many people during the course of the movie. Though it's implied that he practises his no kill rule in this movie (when he stopped punching the ...
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Where was Alfred Pennyworth following the events of No Man's Land?

I've been reading the "New Gotham" stories that follow up after No Man's Land, and I noticed that Alfred is nowhere to be seen. He was present during the events of NML, and could be seen ...
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Batman as a child -- did he show any exceptional behavior before his parents' murder?

Obviously, their murder was responsible for Bruce Wayne becoming Batman, a very exceptional person. My question is, was the young Bruce Wayne shown to be, prior to this event, a child prodigy or was ...
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Was Commissioner Gordon ever a woman?

As it said on the title : As of 2022, was there ever a Jamie or a Jean Gordon in some variation on the main continuity ? I'm not talking about another woman being the commissioner (Renée Montoya), or ...
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Does Vengeance have any comic history?

Spoiler Alert for those not having seen the film yet. In the 2022 film The Batman, Bruce Wayne is not yet known as Batman but introduces himself as Vengeance: The ...
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Are superbeings a reality in 2022's "The Batman" universe?

Basically what it says on the tin. The (currently) new film, The Batman offers a modern take on the caped crusader, with Robert Pattinson playing a much younger, still learning hero. He has not even ...
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What is the nature of the relationship between the Frank Miller Batman and the better-known Batman with the no-killing rule?

I grew up with the belief that Batman is famous for his “no-killing rule”. However, recently I have just found out that there is a version known as Frank Miller Batman who did kill a lot of people. ...
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Has there ever been a "Robin Signal" in the style of the Bat Signal?

We are familiar with the Bat Signal, a searchlight with a bat template, projecting a bat onto the clouds to summon Batman. Has Robin (or anyone!) ever been honoured with their own signal? Specifically ...
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Batman villain- child or teenage crime boss

I saw this character in a Batman comic in either late 80's/early 90's. The character is a child or teenage crime boss who fancies himself a general/strategist; early in the comic Batman tries to "...
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When did Batman use lead in his costume as defense against x-ray vision or other powers?

Reference this question, and Batman’s Batsuit wiki for context. In seeking answer to that question, Batman’s wiki notes that Batman has used lead in his costume to foil superpowers, and mentions this ...
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