Questions tagged [batman]

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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 based on The Count of Monte Cristo?

I was just watching "So you haven't read" for Alexandre Dumas' "Count of Monte Cristo" (a bit ironic since not only have I read it, I did it in two different translations, English ...
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Did Batman ever let the Joker out of Arkham?

Much like the plot of The Mystery Men, does Batman at any point in the comics let the Joker "escape" from Arkham Asylum?
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Where is this still of Gambit and Wolverine stealing the Batmobile from?

I came across this page from a comic. Where is it from? Is it a crossover from Marvel to DC or vice versa?
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What was Miller's intention for this scene of The Dark Knight Returns?

I never knew what to infer from a certain scene (or panel) from The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller related to the ransom of the Ridley Chewing Gum heir. After getting rid of the big mutant Batman ...
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How is the batcave kept clean?

In recent time I've noticed the Batcave is always incredibly clean, but inside the Batcave are living bats. How does Batman keep it clean from the guano ? or does Alfred work all the day cleaning ...
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Has there ever been a female character using the Batman name?

This discussion came up at work after a female coworker decided to run a marathon dressed as Batman. Somebody said that she'd be running as Batwoman, to which she replied that, no, she was running as ...
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Has the Joker ever been inside the Batcave?

I was about to ask why there is a giant penny and a dinosaur in the Batcave, but both of those questions have been answered already. The other question I had regarding the Batcave is this: I know ...
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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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Has Batman himself ever taken seriously the idea that he indirectly causes Gotham to have more supervillains?

So there's a classic argument that Batman's style of vigilantism actually makes Gotham less safe and more crime-ridden, because it indirectly encourages the city's scum to become "super-criminals" ...
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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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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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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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Why does Green Arrow hate Batman?

In the 'Under the Hood' arc, in Batman #639, Batman goes to Star City to ask Green Arrow about his resurrection. Green Arrow displays hostility. After their conversation, Batman says something like: ...
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The age difference between Bruce Wayne and Alfred?

In general, comics, series and movies. What's the age difference between Bruce Wayne and Alfred?
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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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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 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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Can the Lazarus Pits be used to reliably bring people back from the dead?

In the animated movie "Batman: Under the Red Hood" Ra's Al Ghul uses a Lazarus Pit to bring someone back from the dead, however that person is permanently insane (or changed so significantly mentally ...
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How did Batman develop genius-level intellect?

In the DC universe (whether it's post Infinite Crisis Multiverse or New 52) Batman is not a metahuman. However despite that, Batman has almost always been described as the world's greatest detective ...
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Out of universe, have any actions by Harvey Dent ever been determined by tossing a coin?

Are there interviews where any Batman writer (Comic, TV or Film) has admitted to tossing a coin to decide what Harvey Dent was going to do next? I'll accept rolling a die (or any other method) as ...
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Who were the 6 people who originally trained Batman in the New 52?

In Batman and Robin #4 (of the New 52) Batman makes this remark to his son: Who are the six people (including Ducard) that trained Batman?
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Did Batman ever develop a Super Soldier Serum?

Has Batman ever developed a Super Soldier Serum (similar to the one that was successfully used on Steve Rogers/Captain America) and administered it on himself? In the DC Universe (main DC continuity) ...
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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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How many Batgirls are there?

I have seen many references to Batgirl III Stephanie Brown and then a Batgirl IV, but I don't really know much, I know Barbara Gordon was I, however I don't have much information on the rest.
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What is the function of the spikes in Batman's gloves?

There are some very remarkable and distinguishable element's in Batman's outfit. As much as Batman's appearance has change through the years, media or franchises, the pointed ears, the bottom of the ...
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Where did Arkham Knight get his army?

In the last installment of the Arkham trilogy we find out that the mysterious mercenary leader with an army who calls himself Arkham Knight is no other than That would explain his training, abilities ...
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Why does Batman think he’s a bad person?

"If Clark wanted to, he could use his superspeed and squish me into the cement. But I know how he thinks. Even more than the Kryptonite, he's got one big weakness. Deep down, Clark's essentially a ...
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Why does the Batmobile have a changing seat?

In the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, the Batmobile has the driver's seat change between driving and attack modes. Is there an explanation for this? It seems like the "attack" mode would be hard on ...
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Is there a batman in arrowverse?

In the Arrowverse, the Multiverse of The Flash, Supergirl, etc, Supergirl references her cousin "Superman". Does that mean Batman or other DC characters are also there?
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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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What time period is "Batman: The Animated Series" set in?

I've been re-watching "Batman: The Animated Series" (still as awesome as ever!) and I'm confused on what time period it's set in. The cars, buildings, and clothing imply that it's mid-twentieth ...
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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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Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Batman's first encounter with Bane goes rather badly. In short, Batman gets utterly destroyed, and does no apparent damage to Bane. Later, they meet again, and Batman ...
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What is the purpose of ballistics tests in The Dark Knight?

In The Dark Knight, Batman removes a section a brick wall that contains a bullet. He takes it back to run some ballistics tests. What are the reasons for the series of tests run here? Is the bullet ...
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Was this character the only person in Batman: TAS to discover Batman's secret identity?

In the Mask of the Phantasm film, Would this make them the first, possibly only, character in Batman: TAS to divine Batman's identity without Batman confiding in them? Edit: Upon further ...
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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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Why didn't Batman just kill Joker when he had the chance?

In The Dark Knight, why didn't Batman just drop Joker off the roof?
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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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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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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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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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Is Batman Begins set in the same timeline as Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman and Robin?

I know that the movie Batman Begins [2005] was made many years after the movies Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman and Robin. If Batman Begins is in the same timeline as the other ...
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How Was the Batcave Built in Secret?

The batcave, in any version of Batman, is large. Plus there's the batmobile, which required special construction, plus the batcomputer and numerous other batwidgets. How did a good sized batcave get ...
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Why did Bruce help prisoners escape from The Pit?

Saw the Dark Knight Rises again recently and one scene bothered me (perhaps this was asked/discussed here somewhere but I couldn't find the post): When Bruce escaped a prison known as The Pit, he ...
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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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