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Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
Real Name: Bruce Wayne
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Being mortal, his powers are his naturally high intelligence and his rigorously trained and toned body. Master of many forms of martial arts as well as Ninja techniques. His personal fortune and Wayne Enterprises allow him to stock many forms of high tech devices, including his arsenal of Batmobiles, Batplanes, and Bat-watercraft.

Anyone he cares deeply for, especially his faithful family retainer, Alfred Pennyworth, as well as his many loves (Vicky Vale, Selina Kyle, etc.) and his numerous proteges (Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake). He also considers the family of Commissioner Gordon, including Barbara (Batgirl,Oracle) Gordon, under his protection.

Having seen his parents killed during a mugging when he was very young, he nursed the desire to do something to keep criminals off the streets of Gotham. As a young man, he began training in gymnastics and later moved to martial arts. He also spent time underground in the criminal world, learning their mind set and methods. Eventually he decided to create a disguise to protect his own identity and those he cared about. Having fallen down a well as a young child, he came to learn of the bats that lived in the caves under the Wayne property, and was frightened by them. He decided to strike fear into the hearts of his prey by dressing as a giant bat, the Batman.

This is the "silver age" Batman, meaning he is the character normally associated with the Batman name, while the golden age version has often been associated with Earth-2. During 2010 Dick Grayson took up the mantle of the Bat while this version of the character was lost in time.

First Appearance: Detective Comics (1937) #327

Other Identities:
Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth)
Matches Malone
Starman (DC)(02 - Pre Crisis)(Bruce Wayne)

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Issue Appearances:
52 (2006)
80 Page Giant (1964)
A DC Universe Christmas (2000)
Across the Universe: DC Universe Stories of Alan Moore (2003)
Action Comics (1938)
Adam Strange Archives (2004)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventures of Superman (1987)
Adventures of Superman: Gil Kane (2012)
All-Star Squadron (1981)
Ambush Bug (1985)
America vs. the Justice Society (1985)
Aquaman (1962)
Aquaman (1986)
Aquaman: Death Of A Prince (2011)
Batgirl: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2010)
Batman (1940)
Batman (1977)
Batman (1982)
Batman [FIN] (1987)
Batman and Other DC Classics (1989)
Batman and the Outsiders (1983)
Batman Arkham: The Riddler (2015)
Batman Classics Sonderband (2000)
Batman Confidential (2007)
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (2003)
Batman In The Eighties (2004)
Batman In The Seventies (2000)
Batman In The Sixties (1999)
Batman Kellogg's Special (1966)
Batman Klassik (1990)
Batman Poche (1976)
Batman Superband (1974)
Batman Taschenbuch (1978)
Batman Through the Ages (2007)
Batman Vs. Two-Face (2008)
Batman-klassikot (1989)
Batman-Sonderausgabe (1981)
Batman-Sonderheft (1976)
Batman-spesiaali (1989)
Batman: Challenge of the Man-bat (1989)
Batman: Featuring Two-Face and The Riddler (1995)
Batman: Gothamin varjot (1999)
Batman: Hidden Treasures (2010)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
Batman: Red Water, Crimson Death (1990)
Batman: Scarecrow Tales (2005)
Batman: Secrets of the Batcave (2007)
Batman: Tales of the Demon (1991)
Batman: The Black Casebook (2009)
Batman: The Demon Awakes (1989)
Batman: The Dynamic Duo Archives (2003)
Batman: The Frightened City (1990)
Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2005)
Batman: The Joker's Revenge (1990)
Batman: The Strange Deaths Of Batman (2009)
Batman: The TV Stories (2014)
Batman: Vow from the Grave (1989)
Batman/Superman (2004)
Big Little Book (1932)
Black Canary (Australian) (1982)
Black Lightning (1977)
Blackhawk (1957)
Book and Record Set (12" LP) (1975)
Book and Record Set (45 rpm) (1974)
Catwoman: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
Catwoman: Nine Lives of a Feline Fatale (2004)
Challengers of the Unknown (1958)
Christmas With the Super-Heroes (1988)
Comic Book Artist (1998)
Comic Jahrbuch (1985)
Convergence Batman and the Outsiders (2015)
Convergence Crime Syndicate (2015)
Convergence: Crisis (2015)
Convergence: Infinite Earths (2015)
Countdown (2007)
Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland (2011)
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
Crisis on Multiple Earths (2002)
Crossover Classics (1991)
Danny Fingeroth's Write Now! (2002)
Dave Stevens: Covers & Stories (2012)
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (1971)
DC Challenge (1985)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
DC Comics Presents: Elseworlds 80-Page Giant (2012)
DC Comics Presents: Justice League of America (2004)
DC Comics Presents: The Metal Men (2011)
DC Goes Ape (2008)
DC Retroactive: Batman - The '70s (2011)
DC Retroactive: JLA - The '70s (2011)
DC Retroactive: JLA - The '80s (2011)
DC Sampler (1983)
DC Special (1975)
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (1980)
DC Special Series (1977)
DC Super Stars (1976)
DC Universe by Alan Moore (2012)
DC Universe Illustrated by Neal Adams (2009)
DC Universe Special: Justice League of America (2008)
DC Universe: Secret Origins (2012)
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore (2006)
DC's Greatest Imaginary Stories (2005)
Deadman (1985)
Deadman (1986)
Deadman (2011)
Deadshot: Beginnings (2013)
Detective Comics (1937)
Detective Comics Classics (2011)
Diana Prince: Wonder Woman (2008)
Doom Patrol (1964)
Doom Patrol Archives (2002)
Dynamic Classics (1978)
Elseworlds 80 Page Giant (1999)
Elson's Presents Super Heroes Comics (1981)
Elvira's House of Mystery (1986)
Even More Secret Origins (2003)
Firestorm: The Nuclear Man (2011)
Green Lantern (1960)
Heroes Against Hunger (1986)
Infinity Inc. (1984)
JLA - Die neue Gerechtigkeitsliga Sonderband (1997)
JLA in Crisis Secret Files (1998)
Justice (2005)
Justice League of America (1960)
Justice League of America (2006)
Karate Kid (1976)
Last Days of the Justice Society Special (1986)
Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo (2012)
Legends of the Dark Knight: Marshall Rogers (2011)
Legends of the DC Universe 80-Page Giant (1998)
Legends of the DCU: Crisis on Infinite Earths (1999)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980)
Legion of Super-Heroes (2005)
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years in the Future (2008)
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
Man-Bat (1975)
Man-Bat (1984)
Manhunter (2004)
Manhunter: The Special Edition (1999)
Metal Men (1963)
Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook Series (2012)
Mystery in Space (1951)
Red Tornado (1985)
Red Tornado (Australian) (1983)
Robin the Boy Wonder: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
Secret Origin Mini Comic (1980)
Secret Origins (1961)
Secret Origins (1986)
Secret Society of Super-Villains (1976)
Secrets of Haunted House (1975)
Sgt. Rock (1991)
Shadow of the Batman (1985)
Showcase (1956)
Showcase Presents: Ambush Bug (2009)
Showcase Presents: Batgirl (2007)
Showcase Presents: Batman (2006)
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (2007)
Silver Age (2000)
Silver Age 80-Page Giant (2000)
Silver Age: Flash (2000)
Silver Age: Showcase (2000)
Silver Age: The Brave and the Bold (2000)
Solo (2004)
Super Powers (1984)
Super Powers (1985)
Super Powers (1986)
Super Powers Collection (1983)
Super-Team Family (1975)
Superboy Spectacular (1980)
Superfreunde (1980)
Supergirl (1972)
Supergirl (1996)
Superman (1939)
Superman & Batman Annual (1974)
Superman and Batman Annual (1974)
Superman Man of Tomorrow (1988)
Superman Superband (1973)
Superman-Batman (1966)
Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (1997)
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
Superman/Batman (2003)
Swamp Thing (1972)
Swamp Thing (1985)
Tales of the Batman - Gene Colan (2011)
Tales of the Batman: Archie Goodwin (2013)
Tales of the Batman: Carmine Infantino (2014)
Tales of the Batman: Don Newton (2011)
Tales of the Batman: Len Wein (2014)
Tales of the Teen Titans (1984)
Teen Titans (1966)
Teen Titans: A Celebration of 50 Years (2014)
The Adventures of Jerry Lewis (1957)
The Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition (1976)
The Art of Walter Simonson (1989)
The Atom (1962)
The Atom Archives (2001)
The Batman Family (1975)
The Batman Gallery (1992)
The Best of DC (1979)
The Best of the Brave and the Bold (1988)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
The Brave and the Bold (2007)
The Brave and the Bold 80 pg. Giant Annual (2001)
The Brave And The Bold Team-Up Archives (2005)
The Chicago Comicon Program Book (1995)
The Complete Frank Miller Batman (1989)
The Deadman Collection (2001)
The Flash (1959)
The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
The Flash: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2007)
The Fury of Firestorm (1982)
The Green Lantern/Green Arrow Collection (2000)
The Multiversity: Guidebook (2015)
The Multiversity: The Deluxe Edition (2015)
The New Teen Titans (1980)
The New Teen Titans (1984)
The Outsiders (1985)
The Phantom Zone (1982)
The Saga of Ra's Al Ghul (1988)
The Saga of Swamp Thing (1982)
The Shadow War of Hawkman (1985)
The Super Friends (1976)
The Super Heroes Monthly (1980)
The Super Heroes Monthly (Volume 2) (1981)
The Superman Family (1974)
Untold Legend of the Batman (1980)
Weird Secret Origins (2004)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Wonder Woman (1942)
World's Finest (1978)
World's Finest Comics (1941)

Group Affiliation(s):
Club of Heroes/Batmen of All Nations
Justice League of America (DC)
Mystery Analysts of Gotham City
Outsiders (DC)(02 - Batman's Team)
Super Friends

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