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The History of The Batman

Updated on February 26, 2017

Remembering Batman and Robin.

Batman! We grew up hearing that name. Some of us collected comics of Batman and regretted the fact that it was all thrown away either by our mom or ourselves. Just think of the money we could have gotten if we had collected those old Batman comics. Then,some of us grew up seeing the Batman TV series with Adam West and Burt Ward. It was amusing to see that everytime they fought- you saw the sound effects being spelled out in BIG letters like POW! BAM! SLAM! Those were the days!

The Origin of the Batman.

Did you know that the Batman first appeared in Detective Comics back in 1939? Created by Bob Kane, he had a very unusual costume with big pointy ears and just a single bat in his chest. Kane, admits, getting the idea from a old 1926 silent movie called the Bat! (Link provided below!) Then, there were comic episodes in which he carried a gun. Batman went through a series of transitions, but none was as powerful as losing his parents.

Young Bruce Wayne (Batman) was out on a night in town with his parents when they were robbed at gunpoint. The robber shot and killed his parents right in front of his eyes. Fortunately, the robber spared him, but the youngster never forgot his face. As he grew into manhood, he wanted to not only avenge his parents, but dedicated his life towards fighting crime. As he sat in his study, pondering on his future, a bat flew in the window and thus a legend was born.

Tracking his parents killers

After all those years of fighting crime, Batman never forgot his parents killer's face. He managed to track him down and found out that his name was Joe Chill. He ascended to a high position in the crime syndicate. Batman approached him and revealed his identity to Joe Chill. Terrified, Joe Chill tells his henchman that he killed Batman's parents and that he had revealed his identity to him. Angered by his creating their nemesis, they gunned him down before he had a chance to reveal Batman's identity. In the 1989 movie, they showed the Joker had murdered Bruce's parents, but in reality, it was a man by the name of Joe Chill.

Sidekicks and Heroes.

Batman had, even, a sidekick by the name of Robin. Robin had something in common with Batman. His parents had, also, been killed.They were working in the circus as trapeze artists.They were known as the flying Graysons. A gangster by the last name of Tony Zucco wanted protection money from Haley's circus. Mr. Haley refused, so Zucco sabotaged the ropes, thus causing Robin's parents to die while performing their act,

Batman helped Robin track down his parents killer You can see it in the animated adventures of the Batman. Batman and Robin were a big name items well into the 60's and 70's. They, even, had their own cartoons filmed by Filmation studios. Batman, had, also starred with Superman in World's Finest comics. Other heroes who appeared with Batman were the Flash.Green Lantern, and many others. Did you, also, know that in 1943, They had produced a series of cliff hanger Batman movies? It was well done for its day. Below are some interesting video links that will narrated how Batman had evolved thru the years. Hope you enjoy it. Any helpful comments are more than welcomed. Same Bat-time, Same Bat-Channel!

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      Steven Escareno 5 years ago

      Very informative hub you've written, as i can tell you put in a lot of research into this. I didn't know that Joe Chill was the guy that killed Batman's parents in the comic books, as i always thought it was just some random mugger. Oh well. i guess you learn something new everyday. Thanks for writing this, as ill be sure to vote up on it.

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      Angel Caleb Santos 6 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

      Thank you, buddy. Keep those comments coming. They mean a lot to me.

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      Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Hiya Montecristo, nice hub about Batman. So nice to see the old videos compared to the new Batman. Good job!

      Have a nice day,