25 Things You Might Not Know About Batman

Batman is arguably the most famous and beloved superhero in the world (though I’m sure Superman’s hard-core fans will disagree). Why exactly do people love and obsess over Batman so much? One reason has to do with his unhappy childhood and the fact that his parents were murdered when he was very young. A harsh and traumatic backstory (which makes Batman oddly relatable). Batman is also admired for his incredible courage and his dedication to fighting crime for a better and safer world. Further, Batman is not a powerful god like Thor, an alien with incredible, almost godly superpowers like Superman, experimentally modified like Captain America or the Hulk, or a mutant who self-heals and is almost impossible to kill like Wolverine. He is one of us. He gets hurt; he bleeds; he takes a blow and suffers, but then he gets back up and keeps fighting, saving people, being a hero. Sure he has TONS of money, but besides that, he’s just a human being who not even the god-like superheroes want to tango with, and can you blame them? So if you are a Batman fan, get ready because we are about to share with you 25 Things You Might Not Know About Batman.

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Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. He first appeared as “the Bat-Man,” in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939.

Bob CaneSource: Batman/DC Comics, Image: YouTube
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Ironically, Bill Finger wasn’t credited for anything Batman related until recently, yet he’s responsible for the original ideas of Batman’s persona, costume, Gotham, and most of the story’s characters.

24.Source: Batman/DC Comics, Image: bleedingcool.com
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Originally Batman was based in New York and only later the writers decided to move him to Gotham.

New YorkSource: Batman/DC Comics, Image: Wikipedia
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Gotham might be a quiet village in the rural heart of Nottinghamshire, England, but it has an intriguing past and a rich historical heritage that sees it linked to the name given to the city used in DC Comics.

GothamSource: Batman/DC Comics, Image: Wikipedia
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It’s not just Gotham that exists in real life—Batman does too, as a city in Turkey. While one would expect that the city would happily embrace the connection to one of the world’s most famous superheroes, the mayor of Batman, Huseyin Kalkan, tried to sue Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan for using the name without permission after the release of The Dark Knight, which grossed over $1 billion worldwide.

Batman, TurkeySource: Batman/DC Comics, Image: flickr.com, Photo by Senol Demir


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