Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Comic Book Character of the Week: Batman

This week's Comic Book Character of the Week is The Batman. The Batman, created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, made his first appearance in Detective Comics (DC) #27 in May 1939. As a child, multi-billionaire Bruce Wayne watched helplessly as his parents(the physician Dr. Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha Wayne) were shot and killed by a petty mugger. Upon witnessing their death, the young Wayne took an oath of vengeance against crime so that no-one else would have to suffer the tragedy that he had.

Wayne spent years venturing the world, learning many forms of combat and training himself to physical and intellectual perfection. Upon his return to Gotham, Wayne sat alone in his study dwelling upon his wealth, his new-found abilities and the fact that criminals are a "cowardly,
superstitious lot"; the best way to get to them was through sheer terror. At that moment, as if a sign from God, a huge bat flew in through his study window. This bat provided Wayne with the inspiration he had been searching for. He donned a long, black cape and a cowl with huge, pointed, black ears and became the creature the criminals of Gotham would now know and fear: The Dark Knight... Batman.

Although Batman has no powers per Se, when compared to the normal human being what he can do often appears to be superhuman. First and foremost is Batman’s keen intellect and second is his mastery of many martial arts, hand to hand weapons, and close quarters combat.. Batman is considered by many to be the greatest detective in the world. With his mind, and supercomputer in the Batcave, he has been able to solve many problems, from seemingly random attacks by the Joker to the toughest riddles of The Riddler.

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