Batman is a superhero one of the most iconic comic book characters in history, behind only Superman. Created by writer Bill Finger and artist Bob Kane, Batman first appeared in May 1939, in Detective Comics #27, in an attempt to cash in on Superman's popularity. Over the years, Batman has had eight movies, dozens of TV shows and cartoons and hundreds of comic books, as well as having gained his own well-known supporting cast, including his sidekick Robin. In story, Batman is Bruce Wayne, a billionaire who witnessed his parents murdered nby a mugger when he was eight years old. Swearing to avenge their deaths and fight crime, he trained himself to the peak of human physical and mental perfection. Inspired by a bat, he fights to strike fear into the hearts of criminals everywhere as Batman.
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