Batman was first introduced to the public by Detective Comic in their book number 27. The character of Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. As the newest crime fighter, Batman was a huge success. For this reason DC comics released the Batman comics as a separate comic book title in 1940. Since that period Batman has remained a favorite.
As many of the comics during the 1939 to 1949 period , the Batman of that period was given many of the traits that fit that time. To make the character more realistic, Batman was shown as fighting his enemies as a vigilante using only his fighting skills, his strength and his intellect.
Unlike the other superheroes Batman was not given any super powers or special abilities. He was portrayed as a man who was determined to fight crime in his way but one who still respects the laws of his home city of Gotham. In many of the Batman comics Batman is shown as a silent and grim crime fighter who battles his enemies by himself.
To make batman’s character seem more human the creators of the series later added other characters to the Batman comics. For most of the history of Batman his sidekick Robin is shown fighting alongside of Batman.
Later additions to the cast of the Batman comics are Batgirl who is shown as Police Commissioner Gordon’s daughter Barbara, and Batwoman. The various villains who appear in the Batman comics are also well known. The names of the Penguin, the Riddler, Catwoman and even the Joker are ones that we recognize.
While many changes have been brought to the Dark Knight Batman comics are still comics that are read by many people. The various Batman movies that many of us have seen are a testament to the popularity of this superhero and the ever growing legion of Batman fans.