Batman is a comic book superhero created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger from DC Comics. Find out Batman's secret identity on the next page.
Bruce Wayne (played here by Christian Bale) is the Gotham City businessman who becomes Batman at night. Take a look at covers of early Batman comic books on the next page.
Batman's first comic book appearance was in 1939. See a more modern Batman comic book on the next page.
Since his comics debut, many Batman comic books and graphic novels have been published. See a photo from the "Batman" television series next.
Adam West as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Burt Ward as Dick Grayson/Robin in the late 1960s "Batman" TV series. Next, learn about a more recent adaptation of Batman's story.
"Batman Begins," released in 2005, was the first in a trilogy of Batman movies directed by Christopher Nolan. How does Gotham City alert Batman when the people need help?
The Bat Signal is a light that Commissioner Gordon and the Gotham City PD project into the sky when they need Batman's help.
The Bat Cave is Batman's underground hideout, hidden beneath Wayne Manor. Next, find out how Batman fights crime.
Batman has no superhuman powers, so he relies on his excellent fighting ability and high-tech gadgets. Find out what the Batsuit is made from next.
The latest version of the Batsuit is made from an advanced infantry armor system called the Nomax Survival Suit.
The utility belt on the Batsuit is equipped with lots of high-tech gadgets to help Batman fight crime.
The Batsuit allows Batman to hang upside down like the animals he is inspired by.
Batman soars over Gotham City. What allows Batman to glide through the air and fall from great heights?
The memory fiber that makes up Batman's cape allows for short, glider-like flight.
Batman flies to the rescue! See Batman's other means of transportation on the next page.
Batman's car, the Batmobile, has gone through several redesigns through time. See what the Batmobile from the 1960s television show looked like next.
The 1966 TV Batmobile was fabricated from a Lincoln Futura concept car. See the newest Batmobile in action on the next page.
The latest Batmobile, nicknamed the "Tumbler," looks more like a tank. See it navigating rough terrain on the next page.
In the latest Batman films, the Batmobile is able to handle a variety of rough terrain and maneuvers. It even has a jet engine that allows it to jump through the air.
Although he fights some evil characters, Batman does not kill. Meet some of his worst enemies on the following pages.
Batman battles Two-Face, a villain who went insane after half of his face was damaged by acid. Next, meet the villain featured in "The Dark Knight."
The Joker is one of Batman's greatest foes. The villain was portrayed by the late Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight."
The Joker may be clever, but no one can match Batman's wit and prowess.
The Joker has appeared in many movies and comic books, and each iteration of the character is a bit different from the last.
Cover art from "The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told," a collection of comics featuring everyone's favorite villain. To learn more, check out How the Joker Works or test your knowledge with the Batmobile Quiz.