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Batman is a fictional character, a comic book superhero created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. The character
first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939), and since then has appeared primarily in publications by DC Comics.
Originally referred to as "The Bat-Man" and still referred to at times as "The Batman", he is additionally known as "The
Caped Crusader", "The Dark Knight", and "The World's Greatest Detective," among other titles.
In the original version of the story and the vast majority of retellings, Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, an
American millionaire (later billionaire) playboy, industrialist, and philanthropist. Having witnessed the murder of his
parents as a child, he swore revenge on criminals, an oath tempered with the greater ideal of justice. Wayne trains
himself both physically and intellectually and dons a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Batman operates in the
fictional American Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his crime-fighting partner, Robin,
his butler Alfred Pennyworth, the police commissioner Jim Gordon, and occasionally the heroine Batgirl. He fights an
assortment of villains such as the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Cat woman. Unlike most
superheroes, he does not possess any superpowers; he makes use of intellect, detective skills, science and technology,
wealth, physical prowess, martial arts skills, an indomitable will, fear, and intimidation in his continuous war on
Batman became a very popular character soon after his introduction and gained his own comic book title, Batman, in 1940.
As the decades wore on, differing interpretations of the character emerged. The late 1960s Batman television series used
a camp aesthetic which continued to be associated with the character for years after the show ended. Various creators
worked to return the character to his dark roots, culminating in the 1986 miniseries The Dark Knight Returns, by Frank
Miller, while the successes of Tim Burton's 1989 film Batman and Christopher Nolan's 2005 reboot Batman Begins also
helped to reignite popular interest in the character. A cultural icon, Batman has been licensed and adapted into a
variety of media, from radio to television and film, and appears on a variety of merchandise sold all over the world
such as toys and video games. The character has also intrigued psychiatrists with many trying to understand the
character's psyche and his true ego in society. In May 2011, Batman placed second on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of
All Time, after Superman. Empire magazine also listed him second in their 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters of All Time.
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